Postponed opening show to big burns supper rescheduled for DG One

We can be heroes, the massive community celebration event which was due to open the Big Burns Supper Festival in January, has been rescheduled to be presented in DG ONE on April 19th.

Representatives from Dumfries & Galloway Council and Big Burns Supper Festival, as well as partners Creative Scotland and The Holywood Trust have been working to make sure that the children who took part in the months of workshops leading up to the event get the chance to show off their work.

Tickets for the performance will be in high demand, with a community cast of over 700 people who took part in one of the most ambitious theatre projects ever to be staged in Scotland. In order to make sure that as many people see the project as possible the whole performance will be broadcast live on the internet through the Big Burns Supper website.

Festival Director of Big Burns Supper, Graham Main, said “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of not only our partners, but members of the public who were really curious to see what the show was about.  We have to thank the staff at both DG ONE and Education Service who have helped us to re-stage this show…the children have worked really hard and it is good for them to finally be able to present their work”

Tickets will be available through the Big Burns Supper website at  or by calling 01387 271820. There will be a limited number of tickets available and parents of children taking part will have an allocation which has been set through the Education service.

Karen-Ward Boyd, Director of Holywood Trust, said “The Holywood Trust is absolutely delighted that all the young people who have worked so enthusiastically in the months leading up to the Festival in January, will now get the opportunity to perform to family and friends. We applaud the determination and commitment of the Big Burns Supper for making this happen”

Kenneth Fowler, Director of Communications at Creative Scotland, said: “It is great news that We can be heroes will still be presented as part of this year’s Big Burns Supper. The community spirit celebrated in the show has been one of the driving forces which has meant it can be re-staged. Creative Scotland is delighted to support this production and hope that as many people as possible from Dumfries and Galloway and further afield will go to see and enjoy We can be heroes.”

The show takes place on Friday 19th April in DG ONE at 18.30pm and will be broadcast through the internet live at the same time.