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Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery

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A Stellar line up at the RZSS Edinburgh Zoo in 2017          

The world premiere, Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery, is a captivating and enthralling family show, presented by Grid Iron, Lung Ha Theatre Company, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and the Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and opens at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo on Saturday 1 April and plays until Sunday 9 April, 2017.

Written by Morna Pearson and directed by Joe Douglas and Maria Oller, Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery tells the tale of Dr Vivien Stirlingshire, a cryptozoologist, who is unveiling her latest discovery at the world famous RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. A cryptozoologist? I am sure you know they travel the world seeking out hidden and, as yet, undiscovered “animals” – you know the type – the Yeti or closer to home that Loch Ness Monster. Her brother Henry, the Zoo Manager, has organised a grand welcoming party but 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 magical promenade performance takes you on a journey both inside and outside at the Zoo, where you will meet a diverse range of characters and various forms of life, from squabbling Zoo guides to dancing penguins (not real ones of course) to…. Well, truth is Dr Stirlingshire doesn’t know what to call it yet…for all of history this creature has evaded discovery. Any ideas?

The cast will include members of Lung Ha Theatre Company; lighting is by Simon Wilkinson, design is by Karen Tennent with music composition by Philip Pinsky.

Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery is supported by Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery is supported by Creative Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

More information on the production can be found at: https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/959.

For information on accessibility at Edinburgh Zoo please visit: http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/plan-your-visit/day-planner/visitors-with-disabilities/