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' - EdinburghSpotlight.com
'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