5 The Story of Magnus Erlendsson

, Start Time: 19:00, End Time: 20:15 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Gemma McGregor Music
Ron Ferguson Words

*World Premiere*

2017 is the 900th anniversary of the death of St Magnus, murdered at the command of his cousin on the island of Egilsay. This specially commissioned dramatic work tells the story of Magnus, his early life, his religious commitment and the journey leading towards his murder and martyrdom. Local historian and storyteller Tom Muir narrates the tale with a large cast of singers, actors and musicians. This performance takes place in the monument, the Cathedral, created in St Magnus’s memory by his nephew Rognvald and showcases the work of two local collaborators, Gemma McGregor and Ron Ferguson.

Followed by The Giant Magnus Parade

Francis Church Magnus
Kristin Linklater Thora
Tom Muir Narrator

Vivia Leslie Director
Alasdair Nicolson Conductor

The Assembly Project
Heather Rendall
Singers and Actors from the community of Orkney
St Magnus Cathedral Choir
Boys from Kirkwall Grammar School

Tickets £25 20 £11 Concessions £19 £15 £8

Duration 1 hour 15 minutes


Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

T: +44 (0)1856 871445

E: info@stmagnusfestival.com

St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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