The Also-Ran
  • Edinburgh Fringe

A new play by the writer C R Giles based on the nineteenth-century rebel Adam Lindsay Gordon, Aberdeenshire's heir and Australia's poet laureate. His lost love retells the bittersweet highs and tragic lows of the maverick horse rider turned bush ballad-monger whose talents may have lain elsewhere. The voice of the unheard past is interspersed with musical interludes which re-imagine Elgar's setting of Gordon's poetry as his lover comes to terms with the choices she made and the consequences she faced.