Flodden Field 1513: among the ten thousand dead, lay Scotland’s king & the floweer of her chivalry.
Did Scotland ever recover, or was this the beginning of a 500 year-old inferiority complex?
With words, music and nonsense, IDEOMS will attempt to end Scotland’s 500-year-old inferiority Complex …provided nobody objects!
Soddin' Flodden is a romp through a key phase in the Scottish historical identity. It recounts the life of King James IV and charts the events that led up to the calamitous defeat at Flodden. This is a history lesson of sorts, but written and devised by John Nichol, you can expect a characteristically alternative and daft approach. Nichol tells the story, speaking and singing in a mix of Scots and contemporary colloquialisms while switching hats (literally) to play a cast of ten key characters, supported by Jenni Borthwick, Carly Blain and Hilary Bell on fiddle, guitar and backing vocals. There are plenty of laughs and a good selection of sing-a-long songs, as well as a wide assortment of headgear and weaponry. Never a dull moment from start to finish. Engaging, interesting, amusing.