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Brought to us by Christine Khandjian, this is a thoughtful tale telling the story of Sally McLaureen on her journey from the poverty and difficulties that had befallen Ireland to the hope of a better future in Boston. She and her fellow passengers and crew faced various difficulties and challenges on their trip over the Atlantic. Christine played all of the characters, and did so in a clear and understandable manner, this is in the Fringe guide as a children’s show and I would say that it is also suitable for adults as it is a lovely performance. The songs and music are well executed and quite haunting in places, the show also uses video footage very well to help depict the journey, these combined make it very easy to become immersed fully into the story. This show kept our attention well and we thoroughly enjoyed being in the audience, and even despite some minor hiccups with a computer, the show carried on regardless. So, if you have children who are a little bit older (my daughter is 10 and was fine throughout), I would thoroughly recommend this as a visit during the Fringe as it is nice to stretch the children’s imagination and step away from brightly coloured puppets for a while.

Reviewer: Kath
Reviewed: 7th August 2016

Christine Khandjian makes her debuts at the Edinburgh Fringe with a sweet Celtic musical show that will please children and adults alike.

Set at the time of the Great Irish famine, this is a tale about a girl called Sally McLaureen looking for a better life in the New World.

Christine Khandjian’s inventive songs and ability to switch from one character to the other allow the audience to easily plunge into the story of Sally and follow her journey from Ireland to the United States, from poverty to hopes.

It’s a lovely and imaginative creation accompanied by the beautiful voice of Christine Khandjian.

Christine Khandjian

The McLaureen's Tale

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For 9s and above

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Previews: Thurs 4th - Friday 5th August
Sat 6th - Sun 28th August 2016

11.30am (50 mins)

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Christine Khandjian presents a Celtic musical inspired by Irish migration.

Come hear Sally’s story, crossing the ocean for a second chance!

Singer/songwriter: C Khandjian.
Director: Colton Pometta
With video projections.
Book: Guy/C Khandjian, adapted by D Graves and Colton Pometta

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Previews: Thurs 4th - Friday 5th August: £7
£8 (£7 Concession) (£28 family of 4)

Group discount: 10% off for groups of 10+
2for1 on Mon 8th & Tues 9th

Friends of Fringe: 2 for 1 anytime – only available from Fringe Box Office

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