THE TANNER

Solo Show · fringe management llc · Ages 16+ · one person show · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BRIAN KNUDSON encore judge certified reviewer June 17, 2022
This show is definitely not Snowflake Theatre. For the squeamish or thin-skinned, I recommend seeing this before a meal, not after. On a side note, if the (watered down) Braveheart film script were completely accurate from beginning to end, the gore alone would have eliminated any possibility for studio funding. Once you see this show, you'll understand why. Although the sheer brutality of these 13th Century battles is truly shocking, this show is important and necessary to understand Scottish (and English) history. Fortunately, performer Alex McSherry has the grit and chops to deliver a powerful story.... full review
KATIEROSE ENRIQUEZ certified reviewer June 26, 2022
Highly recommend. Brutal, gritty. This is not a spit polish history lesson, it is raw, nasty storytelling in the best way. ... full review
ROBERT HOLCOMB certified reviewer June 26, 2022
tagged as: realistic. · well acted · powerful
A well designed and excellently presented show.... full review
ERIC CORNWELL certified reviewer June 25, 2022
tagged as: Storytelling · solo · drama · History
A timeless and timely story of common people taking up arms against an oppressor. Riveting writing and performance. Great storytelling. One can easily imagine that versions of this gentleman have been telling versions of these stories for over 700 years.... full review
EILEEN WEINER certified reviewer June 22, 2022
Alex McSherry is a powerhouse who brings history brilliantly to life in The Tanner. This show is a must-see for fans of William Wallace, Scottish history, or compelling theatre. As he weaves his tale, we learn about the ancient art of tanning and the brutal machinations of medieval combat through the eyes of a 13th century peasant.... full review
CJ MERRIMAN theatre theater podcast (along with j. bailey burcham and scott leggett) certified reviewer June 22, 2022
tagged as: war stories · solo show · historical
I WOULD WATCH THIS OVER BRAVEHEART ANY DAY. Total powerhouse performance and excellent story teller. I was with him from beginning to end. Y'all have to go and watch this goddamned show!... full review
SCOTT LEGGETT theatre theater podcast certified reviewer June 22, 2022
A magnificent performance of an utterly enthralling play. ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY http://www.workingauthor.com/ certified reviewer June 19, 2022
tagged as: A GOLD MEDAL
Alex McSherry takes his clue from historian John Keegan in his rousing history of William Wallace (Braveheart) as told from a common foot soldier's viewpoint....... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2022
A marathon, powerhouse performance by Alex McSherry. He's truly a delight to watch and his passion for the piece comes through in spades. Hilarious, moving, disturbing, engaging, all in one concise hour of theater. I loved it!... full review
CHARLOTTE MUNSON certified reviewer June 16, 2022
tagged as: lionhearted · valorous · brutal · War · Scotland
Highly recommend! A tale of valorous Scots, history's horrific brutality, and unconquerable heart. No other show at Fringe like it!... full review