Tales of a Grandson

Tales of a Grandson
By Andy Cannon with live music by Wendy Weatherby
For everyone aged 7 and over

Where do you begin to tell the story of Scotland? With the myths, the legends and the battles? Or by building a castle in your granny’s back green?

Tales of a Grandson is one man’s re-telling of Scotland’s history – but this is no straight and dusty history lesson; this story is told by Andy Cannon, formerly of Wee Stories and one of Scotland’s finest storytellers, accompanied by composer and musician Wendy Weatherby.

Andy takes us on a time travelling adventure with his grandparents through Scotland’s past to piece together the myriad of Kings, Queens, friends and foes that make up our nation’s story (and unearths just why our mountains are so small on the way!).

‘One of our most gifted storytellers…Andy Cannon has us spellbound.’ (The Herald)
‘One of Scotland’s best musicians and singers’. (Folkworld on Wendy Weatherby)

A great family show for all generations. Running time 60 minutes

Tales of a Grandson can be performed in theatres, schools, community centres, day centres and care homes. Find out more about our care home activity here.

“…an engrossing, entertaining introduction to Scottish history’s greatest hits”
“…a warm, engaging performance, backed up by Wendy Weatherby’s exuberant cello soundtrack.”
The Times****

“…fizzing with the joys of discovering the past”
“story-telling at its most effective”  
The Herald****

“…stories are at the heart of this enchanting hour”
“…an engaging, exciting way to spend your time.”  Broadway Baby****

“…crackles with the unifying love of a good story.”  The Guardian ****

“funny and warm…part bedtime story, part stand-up routine”  Children’s Theatre Reviews

“Cannon’s magnificent storytelling energy is unfailing”  The Scotsman

Download the 2016 Tour Report here

40 public performances
18 performances in care homes and community centres
1 master storyteller & 1 exuberant cellist
2,038 people attended
1 dementia friendly performance
1 reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster