Media Release: Macdonald Aviemore Resort to host iconic Burns musical


MACDONALD Aviemore Resort is to host the Highland premiere of Robert Burns the Musical – accompanied by a traditional supper to mark the Scots bard’s birthday.

The modern interpretation of Burns’ life and work, based on an original idea by the late pop legend, Michael Jackson, and celebrity, David Gest, and developed at Lossiemouth’s Rock Academy, will be staged on January 30.

Macdonald Aviemore Resort’s director of sales, Jess Atkinson, explained: “We are all delighted to be able to showcase Scottish talent in a special one –off performance for Burns’ night at our theatre venue.

“Aviemore and Robert Burns are two of the most famous names in Scotland, particularly for tourists.

“Our vision is to use our world class cuisine and dining facilities to create one of the world’s largest Burns’ suppers, but with the added special ingredient of the musical.

We are delighted that Tish Tindall and Rock Academy have helped to make this possible”

Robert Burns the Musical, which premiered to rave reviews in Aberdeen last year,  will be both staged and screened in the resort’s theatre venue and adjacent dining area on January 30th.

The musical is a modern take on the bard’s life created by Tish Tindall of the Lossiemouth based Rock Academy and based on the original idea of David Gest and Michael Jackson.

Confirming details of the performance, Ms Tindall said: “We are absolutely delighted to be taking the show to Macdonald Aviemore Resort to launch it to a new audience in the Highlands.

“After last year’s triumphant premiere in Aberdeen and subsequent tour, I feel the resort and its facilities will provide the perfect venue for a magnificent experience for our audience.

“Everyone involved with Robert Burns the Musical is looking forward to this next stage in the show’s mission to bring the bard to the public in a modern form.”

Tickets for the show, which will start at 8pm, January 30th are available through Macdonald Aviemore Resort’s cinema priced £18 for adults and £15 for children.

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Issued by Christine Jardine , Granite PR on behalf of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts.

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Established in 1990 by Donald Macdonald and colleagues, over the past 25 years Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has steadily and successfully expanded from its beginnings in Aberdeenshire to become the UK’s largest privately owned hotel group.

Operating over 40 hotels across the UK and ten resorts throughout the UK and Spain, the group continues to invest and now employs over 4,000 staff and operates in excess of 4,500 hotel rooms.

This unwavering commitment to achieving the highest quality standards in every aspect of the business has seen Macdonald Hotels & Resorts receive numerous prestigious accolades. This has included named 2013 – 2014 AA Hotel Group of the Year, 2012-2013 AA Eco-Hotel Group of the Year, receiving the MIDAS award for the Best Breakfast 2011/12, a 2012 Good Egg Award by Compassion for World Farming, the National Customer Service Awards for Leisure and Tourism and the coveted 2013 Carbon Trust Standard.

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