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Tartan Pimpernel

Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tartan Pimpernel

Tartan Pimpernel

The true story of a forgotten Scottish hero the Reverend Donald Caskie, who was known as the Tartan Pimpernel, was the Scots Kirk in Paris when the Germans invaded France in 1940. He fled Paris and reached southern France where he refused the chance of safe passage on the last ship bound for the UK and fled to Marseille instead.

There he ran a Seaman's Mission, living a double life and passing the close scrutiny of the Vichy Police, and helped British and Allied soldiers to freedom across mountains into Spain.

Dr Caskie was finally imprisoned by the Gestapo and sentenced to death. His life was only saved through the intervention of a German pastor and he spent the rest of the war in a Prisoner of War camp.

This powerful and moving story is brought by writer and director of the award winning plays 'touching cloth' and 'follow through'.

Available to book online or by calling East Kilbride Arts Centre on 01355 261000.

Date: 21 September 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Cost: £12.00 / £10.00 concession

Venue: East Kilbride Arts Centre