1514 musical set to hit all right notes

Hawick’s special quincentenary year is set to come to a show-stopping close with a stage production entitled ‘1514 – The Musical’.

Co-written by locals Ian Landles and Alan Brydon, who brought A Reiver’s Moon to the town hall seven years ago, the show has been specially created by the duo to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Hornshole. And having penned 17 new songs and enticed a host of well-known local faces to take to the stage, local historian and raconteur Mr Landles says they hope it will prove a fitting end to a unique year in Hawick.

He said: “We have Debbie Lyons as our producer and a cast of 50, including a lot of superb young talent and principals, as well as well-known faces that wouldn’t normally act. Rehearsals started a couple of months ago, and we hope this will be a culmination of the whole year.”

The show, due to be staged from November 18-22, depicts Hawick before and during the build-up to Flodden and then the aftermath of Hornshole.