Monday, 2 October 2017

The Galoshans Play

Now that it's officially October, it's exactly the right time to start rehearsing your Galoshans Play.

In 2016, Magic Torch received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland to help revive the tradition of performing The Galoshans Play. I wrote a new version of the play which includes characters from the myths and legends of Inverclyde as the main characters, including Auld Dunrod, Granny Kempock and Captain Kidd. This year, RIG Arts have worked with local schools to create gigantic puppets of the local folk characters from the play - and you will be able to see them during the parade on Saturday 28th October.

Over 6000 free copies of The Galoshans Play were distributed to local primary schools last year, but if you didn't get one, fear not - you can still download it for free. Or there are a limited number of copies available from 7 1/2 John Wood Street - you can come in and pick them up for free.

You can see some of the videos from last year or read more about the history of the Galoshans on our dedicated page.

And of course Halloween is the ideal time to purchase and enjoy some of Magic Torch's award winning spooky books and comics featuring scary stories from Inverclyde and beyond, including our "Dad's Army with witches" all ages comic The Skeleton Key.

Have a frightful Galoshans.

From the Haunted Air project

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