The Freebooter of Coldstream

Adapted for stage & produced by: Anita John

Directed by John McEwen

Sponsored by The Wilson’s Tales Project

Cast: CAST: Ben Foreman, Esmé Babineaux, Christopher McKiddie, Clare Littlewood, Eric Instone, Barry Jones

The Play

Conflict, one-upmanship … and love in the reiving times. Adapted from one of the Wilson’s Tales, Andrew Swinton, a freebooter, aims to acquire as much treasure as he can for himself, with as little effort as possible. But can he win the greatest prize of all – the hand of his first love

The Wilson’s Tales Project


John Mackay Wilson’s mother came from Duns and his Tales were a publishing sensation of the 19th century. The Wilson’s Tales Project has been promoting a revival of interest in Wilson and the tales and this play is produced as part of their Award scheme for new plays interpreting and retelling his tales.