From Russia with love! The Thistle is a 75 minute musical with an original Russian script and score. It is a love story for Scotland, set in the middle ages, which tells the story of England conquering Scotland over 18 acts. Beautifully sung and performed by a professional cast of ten renowned Russian theatre actors. The Thistle is a passionate story that speaks to Scottish nationalism and pride; an emotive love story between a motherland and her son. Emotive, emotional, compelling!