Alternative Burns Supper returns to Bowhill

9th January, 2017

A Burns supper with a twist will take place at Bowhill Theatre as IDEOMS Theatre Company brings its unique take on the infamous bard’s works to the Borders on Saturday, 28 January.

Visitors are promised an evening of unique and quirky entertainment as a fun celebration of Robert Burns, and enjoy supper and a dram to toast the haggis.

The menu includes the traditional Burns night fayre of haggis, neeps and tatties as well as a Scottish dessert, in the intimate surroundings of Bowhill’s Minstrel Tearoom.

IDEOMS is renowned for presenting the work of Burns using unusual visuals and witty jokes, whilst still retaining the integrity of the famous material.

John Nichol of IDEOMS said: “We’re looking forward to bringing our performance to Bowhill – it’s an annual tradition and we always receive a fabulous response.

“Our twist on the traditional Burns supper proceedings allows those well-versed in Burns to enjoy the work from another perspective, and is a great introduction for those less familiar with his works. And more importantly, it’s a very fun evening out.”

“This year will see us bring the comical but poignant story of Willie Wastle to Bowhill’s audience- a performance we first premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1989. We have since revived the tale which explores the remarkable relationship between Willie and his wife (who was mercilessly lampooned by Burns), whilst giving a fascinating glimpse of rural social history in southern Scotland in the late eighteenth century.

Helen Currie, House and Events Manager at Bowhill, said: “Our annual Burns Supper is definitely less than traditional with no speeches, but promises to be entertaining from start to finish thanks to the performers from IDEOMS.

“The Theatre at Bowhill is perfect for the format of performance itself – it’s really intimate which means the audience can get involved and have a great time. I’d recommend it to anyone who hasn’t come along in previous years.”

Tickets cost £28 and include entertainment, supper and a dram. The event kicks off at 7.30pm on Saturday, 28 January 2017.

To book tickets, call Bowhill House and Country Estate on 01750 22204, or order from Border Events via the website