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Creepie Stool

  • St Giles' Cathedral W Parliament Square Edinburgh, EH1 1RN United Kingdom (map)

After nearly 400 years, Jenny Geddes returns to the scene of the crime, throwing a Creepie Stool at the minister in St Giles.

We take you back to Edinburgh, 24 July 1637, Jenny Geddes flings a stool at a minister and starts a riot in St Giles, a three-day brawl and, indirectly, the Covenanters' War. While Calvinists and Catholics clash violently on the city's streets, Jenny's employer demands an explanation  leading to unwelcome discoveries behind closed doors.

A story of secrets, lies, inept leadership, early Scottish sectarianism and the uncontrollable consequences of a single act of defiance. Inspired by a true story. 

A play by Scottish playwright Jen McGregor. 'A flair for irony, subtle provocation, detailed observation and wry wit' -

'A thoughtful take on a complex subject with contemporary resonance in considering the roots of sectarianism' - Edinburgh Evening News

Supported by the Scottish Government CSU

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