Recommended Age Guideline 12+

A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring the abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the ‘great thinning’ of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative.


Notes: Characters expressing anger, heavily dialogue-driven scenes

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR view map
August 17th-21st, 23rd-29th

15:00 (1h10m) | £12 (£10)



Please note the following show(s):

August 23rd – BSL Interpreted, Relaxed Performance, Touch tour – Meeting at 2.30pm, at the reception desk at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

August 24th – BSL Interpreted

Supported By

The Village and The Road gratefully acknowledges the support of Creative Scotland (Made in Scotland), Scotbelge Charitable Trust, Dame Barbara Kelly, DG Arts Festival, DG Regional Arts Fund, Pete Renwick, and Theatre Royal Dumfries.

Creative Credits

Writer/Performer: Tom Pow

Original Score: The Galloway Agreement

Director: Matthew Zajac

Lighting: Andrew Wilson

Sound Design: Stuart Macpherson

Producers: Ruth Morris, Pete Renwick and Ed Littlewood

Katy Snelling, Freelance Theatre Programmer and Consultant, talks about the reasons why the Made in Scotland panel chose The Village and the Road to be a part of Made in Scotland showcase.

On Tour

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

  • August 17th-21st, 23rd-29th

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