A “comedic, contemporary” take on Robert Burns’ gothic poems is coming to Ayr next month.

Fusing Scottish folklore, iconic poetry, and live music, Tam O’Shanter & Other Tales is part of Tamfest and will be performed at The Gaiety in Ayr on October 19.

Created by artistic director Andy Dickinson from Stolen Elephant Theatre, the show features the poems Death and Dr Hornbook, Address to the Deil, and Tam O’ Shanter, alongside two reworked traditional Scottish folk tales, and Burns ballads.

Andy said: “We are over the moon to be bringing Tam O’Shanter & Other Tales to the famous Gaiety in Ayr as part of the Tamfest festival.

“Featuring, arguably, Scotland’s most famous ‘lad’, the one and only Rabbie Burns, with two ‘Lassies Replies’ among the tales, audiences can expect lots of laughs alongside some of the spookier, Gothic side of Burns’ work. Bringing our Burns show home to Ayrshire and the Gaiety is a thrill for everyone involved with the production.”

Alongside Andy, the play stars actors Nicola Jo Cully and Shian Denovan with music from courtesy of The Court Of Equity, comprising of musicians Douglas McQueen Hunter and Douglas Caird - members of Scottish folk rock band The Picts.

Premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show will be touring Ayrshire throughout October as it comes to Kirkmichael on October 20, Girvan on October 21, Stair on October 22, and Barr on October 23.

There are plans for a national tour to take place during 2023/2024.

To book tickets for the Ayr show visit The Gaiety's website.