Fri 18th Jan
Fjords, Fells & Folk
Explore the landscape and culture of our near neighbour, Norway with Kenny Taylor & Vanessa Halhead
Sun 3rd Feb
Within this Dust by Shaper/Caper
Thomas Small and Shaper/Caper present his critically acclaimed, hauntingly beautiful full-length programme of dance theatre Within This Dust.
Within This Dust explores the events surrounding 9/11 and is inspired by the iconic series of photographs by Richard Drew that capture a man falling from the World Trade Center during the attacks.
Developed by award winning choreographer and the company's Artistic Director Thomas Small, this cinematic performance includes 3 live dance works blended with animation and survivor’s accounts.
Thurs 28th Feb
Mull Theatre: The Electrifying Mr Johnson & Bite-Size
THE ELECTRIFYING MR JOHNSTON
A new play about one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the 'King of Scotland', focusing on his struggles to bring “light to the glens.” Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring, he sought to transform the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands.
A story of power-and the struggle for it.
Reproduction of the Tom Johnston portrait by kind permission of Scottish Friendly Assurance.
An informal programme of script-in-hand play readings of new plays and works-in-progress.
Readings, encounters, questions & answers, feedback and chat offer audiences the chance to be part of and enjoy the fun of the creative process.
Sat 9th March
Tantalus & A Pair of Genes by Plan B
Tantalus, Performed and choreographed by Neil Joseph Price (Winner, Best Dance Performance, Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017).
Like Tantalus, the Greek mythological figure who was made to stand in a stream beneath a tree – the fruit always out of reach, the water receding when he bent to drink – the piece explores the emotional journey for a man pulled in conflicting directions, whilst seeking his own independence and fulfilment.
With specially commissioned music by Shooglenifty’s Quee MacArthur, Tantalus is directed and designed by plan B’s award winning Artistic Director, Frank McConnell
A Pair of Genes, Performed by Neil Joseph Price and Artistic Director, Frank McConnell.
This new, witty dance theatre duet, choreographed by Frank with original music written by David Trouton, explores how our invisible genetic make-up contributes to a sense of identity. Frank and Neil are related by blood but one exhibits an additional chromosome in DNA analysis. With the speed of technology ever increasing, the show also explores the gradual, worldwide, de-population in recent years of people with Down Syndrome. The show is designed by Miranda Melville.
Fri. 19th April
“The Unspotted Snow” Mull Theatre
A light-hearted theatrical romp featuring starvation, scurvy, cannibalism... and some jolly tunes.
Based on the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition to discover the North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific and it's extraordinary 170-year legacy. Set partly on the barren ice floes of the Arctic and partly in the stultifying drawing room of Lady Jane Franklin, Unspotted Snow is a "ripping yarn" - a bold and adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly, arrogance, madness and betrayal, Victorian heroism ... and ruthless news management.
Join us to explore and discover the hazy, crazy half-truths, rumours and scandals that besmirched the unspotted snow of the great white north.
Sun 23rd June
Lauren MacColl/ The Seer
The Seer is a musical work commissioned by Fèis Rois and was performed for the first time at Celtic Connections in Jan 2017.
The music depicts the life and prophecies of Coinneach Odhar, the Brahan Seer, a 17th Century prophet who spent much of his life in Easter Ross.
THE SEER's overall impact, musically and visually, is both contemplative and utterly dramatic at the same time. Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky review
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