This is Ceilidh


31 July – 24 August 2014
Spiegeltent Palazzo, Assembly George Square Gardens, Edinburgh

This is Scotland’s most famous shindig as you’ve never seen it before: a riotous assembly of spellbinding tunes, prodigious piping and outrageous dancing. Irreverent, invigorating and exhilarating, it’s the essential Edinburgh experience.

This union of the best of Scotland’s traditional musicians with award-winning theatre makers, laced with comedy and captivating solo performances, promises to raise the roof of the magnificent Spiegeltent, and yes, everyone gets to dance!

Come prepared to party!


Ebeneezer Scrooge - Keith Alen
Jacob Marley - Peter Forbes
Caroline - Leona Allen
Fred - James Backway
Narrator - Geoffrey Beavers
Belle - Angelina Chudi
Bob Cratchit - Edward Harrison
Ghost of Christmas Past - Bettrys Jones
Ghost of Christmas Present - Joe Shire
Mrs Cratchit - Rebecca Trehearn
Tiny Tim - Ryan Weston
Swing - Charlie Ives

Creative Team

Director - Owen Lewis
Musical Directors - Stewart Cassells & Alex Silverman
Lighting Designer - Philip Gladwell
Sound Designer - Paul Groothuis
Producers - Iain Gillie for PW Productions and Eleanor Lloyd Productions



The whole shindig is soundtracked by a top-drawer Ceilidh band.

The Scotsman



Pulses race in the Spiegeltent.