The Last Hopeful Epistle of Bonnie Prince Charlie - @ The Fringe in August
Michael Nevin @ The Fringe
The Trust is delighted to circulate details of Michael Nevin's forthcoming Fringe show. He's been a longstanding member of the 1745 Association and writes:
"I'm putting on a show at this year's Edinburgh Fringe between August 5th and 20th entitled
"1745: The Last Hopeful Epistle of Bonnie Prince Charlie, which will surely be of interest to members of the Battle of Prestonpans 1745 Heritage Trust. It is programmed for Theatre 2 at the Surgeon’s Hall, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh - across the road from the Edinburgh Festival Theatre - between August 5th and August 20th 2011.
"The show runs from 6:05 PM to 6:55 PM for the 12 days over that period starting on Friday August 5th and ending on Saturday August 20th (but not on Sundays).
"It is, of course, the story of the last Jacobite Rising of 1745 led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, the last of the Stuarts Pretenders who, as you’ll all be aware, led an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to restore the dynasty.
"The story draws on poems, songs and accounts of those who followed the Stuart Standard on the long march from the Highlands to Derby, and retreat to a final tragic denouement at Culloden, and most especially on a detailed Memorandum about the campaign written by Prince Charles to King Louis of France immediately after he escaped there in the autumn of 1746.
"I acquired the The Prince's Memorandum from the heirs of the Marquis d'Argenson, the Minister of War of King Louis XIV, when they sold it by auction in 2002. It throws an interesting light on the events of the campaign.
"The story also draws on other accounts, poems and songs about the campaign, and on my discussions over the years with other members of the 1745 Association which I served as Honorary Treasurer between 2006 and 2010.
Published Date: June 5th 2011