Wonder Fools ‘549 Scots of the Spanish Civil War’ directed by Jack Nurse is the true story of four local miners who, 80 years ago, travelled from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain. They gave up everything that was familiar: for a land that was not; for a people they had never met; and for a cause they believed was right. 549, a play with songs and storytelling, is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.
"There is a special thrill in seeing the play performed, this week, in Prestonpans Town Hall, a building these men would have known well, in front of the kind of local audience, reliving part of their own history, that has been thin on the ground in Scottish theatre since the demise of 7:84 Scotland and Wildcat" ★★★★ Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
"Black Watch reimagined for a small town function room" ★★★★ Neil Cooper, The Herald