Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery
Grid Iron, Lung Ha Theatre Company, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo & Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present
Dr Stirlingshire's Discovery
by Morna Pearson
For all of history this creature has evaded discovery. Until now….
Dr Vivien Stirlingshire is a cryptozoologist. Yes, that’s right, a cryptozoologist! She travels the world seeking out hidden and, as yet, undiscovered “animals” – the ones that they tell you aren’t really there – you know the type: the Yeti or that Loch Ness Monster.
Dr Stirlingshire is unveiling her latest discovery at the world famous RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Her brother Henry, the Zoo Manager, has organised a grand welcoming party but really he believes his sister has an overactive imagination – “she’s not a proper scientist; after all she believes in The Wild Haggis, no really she does!”
This family friendly show takes you on a journey through RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, where you will meet various characters and forms of life, from squabbling Zoo guides to dancing penguins (not real ones of course) to…. Well, the truth is Dr Stirlingshire doesn’t know what to call it yet.
Maybe you can think of a name for the ….???
Supported by Creative Scotland.
Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Age recommendation 5 years +
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Entry through the Members Gate situated at the top of the Zoo car park from 6pm. Please arrive by 6.15pm as there is a short walk to the starting point and the performance will begin at 6.30pm sharp. Latecomers may not be admitted This is a promenade performance, both indoors and outdoors, so please dress warmly and for wet weather.
By car: Free parking for audience in RZSS Edinburgh Zoo car park. For Sat Nav use EH12 6TS
By bus: Services 12, 26 & 31
Cast and Credits
Directors Joe Douglas and Maria Oller
Dates and Times
1 - 9 April 2017
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April
Tuesday 4 – Sunday 9 April
Performance approx 90 mins.
For Access Performances see below.
£15 (£10 concessions)
Family ticket £35
(2 adults + 2 children)
Concessions include under 18s, registered disabled, over 65, students and registered unemployed. Required 1 to 1 carers go free.
£10 (£7 concessions)
All performances are relaxed.
Wednesday 5 April
'Grid Iron, a company that has always been in the vanguard of site-specific theatre.' The Guardian
'Lung Ha… Scotland’s premier company working with adults with learning difficulties.' The Scotsman