image for Play item typeTales of a Grandson at The Old Fire Station

Play, Wed 3 May 2017

Tales of a Grandson

Tales of a Grandson


Peter Street,


Tales of a Grandson is one man’s re-telling of Scotland’s history – but this is no straight and dusty history lesson.

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?

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!).

A great family show for all generations.

Imaginate Festival 2016 – Reviews:

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

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

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

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

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 3 May 2017 18:00
Doors open 17:30.


Tickets £10 adults, £5 concessions, available from the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre (01228 598596) or via the Old Fire Station website (online tickets subject to a booking fee).



See location of The Old Fire Station on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NY 400561  Lat: 54.89674 Long: -2.93612

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Carlisle station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality