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 VLADIMIR McTAVISH

VLADIMIR McTAVISH 
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STAND 2
3rd-26th August
(Not 6th or 13th)
START TIME - 19:45
£8/£7
PREVIEW:
29th July (19:30)
30th July (19:00)
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  VLADIMIR McTAVISH
A SCOTTISH HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Scotland's top satirical stand-up turns his eye on the influence of one small nation on the culture of the world at large.

From the consequences of the Highland Clearances on 21st century North America to the pivotal role of Ulster Scots in the Northern Ireland Troubles, A Scottish History of the World takes a wryly humorous look at the effect that ‘The Best Small Country In The World' (TM VisitScotland) has had across the globe.

Despite resisting the English invasion for centuries, once they succumbed, the Scots very enthusiastically went about colonising everyone else with the evangelical zeal of the converted. David Livingston, Cecil Rhodes, Andrew Carnegie... the roll call of Scots who shaped the 19 th century is a cause for both pride and shame.

And now, 200 years later, will Scotland go down the route of independence? Remember, Gandhi had to go on hunger strike to overthrow the British Raj- can you really imagine First Minister Alex Salmond forsaking the pies?

From the media frenzy that greats New York's annual Tartan Week, to the fact that you're just as likely to stumble on a Burns Night Supper in Dubai and Fiji as Dunfermline and Falkirk, Scottish culture is more visible and popular than ever.

A Scottish History of The World is Vladimir's third solo show, following the critical and box office successes of last year's Brief History of Scotland and Sixty Things Scotland Gave The World in 2005. His most ambitious work to date, Vladimir will link his own personal , multicultural family background to political and ethnic upheavals in world history.

Press Quotes

'Vladimir McTavish is heir to the long tradition of comedians as truth-tellers…stark honesty dressed as scathing comedy'
Scotsman

'An all-singing, all-thinking humour machine made in Glasgow. This is one case where the word 'genius' is justified.'
***** Three Weeks

'Can still turn a gag that can reduce an audience aware of Scotland's social niceties to stitches'
Metro

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