The Great Train Race by Robert Dawson Scott Winter 2015

The Great Train Race by Robert Dawson Scott Winter 2015

Simon Donaldson as Cammie, Ellie Zeegen as Kinnaber and Ali Watt as Norrie.

Firebrand’s November 2015 run of Robert Dawson Scott’s The Great Train Race at Heart of Hawick and The Interchange, Galashiels, generously supported by the Borders Railway Celebration Fund, was a sell-out success.

The incredible but true story of the death-defying London to Aberdeen train race of 1895. Set at a time when the mighty Forth Bridge had recently opened, Robert Dawson Scott’s hilarious new play charts the contest between the two great Victorian north-south railway companies, the Caledonian (West Coast) and the North British (East Coast) for the title of fastest service to the North, in a hugely entertaining , informative and fun-filled salute to the romance of the railways.

Click on the links below to read reviews for our sell-out Play, Pint & a Pint run at Heart of Hawick and The Interchange here:

‘Outstanding’ **** Edinburgh 49 

A ‘celebration and a pleasure’  **** The Scotsman

@HeartofHawick @FirebrandTheatr This was excellent in all respects. A credit to all involved.’ John Hunter

‘Congrats to @FirebrandTheatr for The Great Train Race at ‪#‎Galashiels‬ Interchange. A fun, energetic romp with @PlayPiePint bonuses. Campbell Hutcheson

‘Brilliant performance tonite of The Great Train Race by FirebrandTheatr @HeartofHawick ‪#‎towermill‬’ Fiona Middler

‘Really enjoyed the show. Great job.’ David J Bisset

‘Thanks to @Firebrandtheatr for another brilliant show!’ Heart Of Hawick (Tower Mill)

‘I’ve never seen anything like it ever. For once I am actually speechless! The kids loved it too. Emily said ‘super cool show’ and Ben said ‘I got to join in with the chuffing.’ Thank you for allowing us to be part of the show’. Lesley Sneddon

‘Smashing. Well done to you all. Was a brilliant performance.’ Rebecca Oliver

‘energetic, engaging, inspiring, imaginative and a real treat to be a part of. I can honestly say, it’s the most captivating and enjoyable theatre production I’ve ever been to. Wendy Feakins

‘A fantastic romp of a show and massively informative to boot. ‘ Irene Allan




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