Nancy's Philosopher

DATE: AUG 16-20, 2016 10:30am – 11:30am  ADMISSION £12 (£10)

A true tale of passion and scandal in Enlightenment Edinburgh

Starring Kelly Burke. Written by David Black. Directed by Andrew Dallmeyer

He was one of the great men in 18th-century Europe. She was one of the celebrated beauties of Georgian Edinburgh, and less than half his age. They fell in love. Edinburgh was scandalised; London was astonished; Paris was titillated. The story of the doomed relationship of David Hume and Nancy, daughter of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Robert Ord, has been largely lost to Scottish history, until now. Kelly Burke (OffWestEnd award finalist; Best Actress) whose Zelda was a gem of the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe, unlocks the secret.

VENUE: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL (Venue 26)