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.
The play was delivered in association with the Citizens Theatre and the Brunton Theatre receiving critical acclaim and sell-out audiences. In 2019, we toured Scotland supported by Creative Scotland to Prestonpans Town Hall, Traverse Theatre, Lyth Arts Centre, Eden Court, Dundee REP, Birnam Arts, Platform, Ayr Gaiety and the New Diorama.