Alex Massie Alex Massie

Oh Caledonia!

Paul Higgins as William Paterson in Alistair Beaton’s Caledonia.

To Edinburgh yesterday to see the flagship indigenous production at this year’s Festival: Alistair Beaton’s play about the Darien misadventure in the late 17th century. For a dramatist this should be much more fertile ground than were the mangrove swamps of Panama for the poor would-be colonists.

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