Recommended Age Guideline 8+

Ensemble Thing

Based on a mediaeval story handed down by oral tradition, Emily Doolittle’s comedic chamber opera tells the story of Jan Tait, a rugged and roguish Shetlander who is always ready for an adventure. When he is overcharged by an unscrupulous tax collector, Jan Tait strikes back. He is transported to Norway to account for his crimes before the King, but instead of meeting his fate, he meets a fearsome bear who needs Jan as much as Jan needs him. An adventure for music and folklore fans of all ages.

“Refreshing innocence… sheer charm” Cusp Magazine
“Witty…beautiful… wonderful…say you saw it first” Tempo House

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Illustration: Meilo So

Summerhall, Summerhall Edinbur EH9 1P view map
Aug 8, 9, 13, 14 13:00 (50mins)

£10/£7conc. /£28 Family (2 adults, 2 children)

Aug 15, 16 10:30 (50mins)

£10/£7conc. /£28 Family (2 adults, 2 children)



Rory Boyle, Composer, is talking about 'Jan Tait and the Bear' and the reasons why the Programming Panel chose it to be one of the Made in Scotland 2018 shows.

Jan Tait and the Bear from Made in Scotland on Vimeo.



Summerhall Edinbur EH9 1P

  • Aug 8, 9, 13, 14 13:00 (50mins)
  • Aug 15, 16 10:30 (50mins)

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