ANGUS MCPHEE - Weaver of Grass

ANGUS MCPHEE or MACPHEE was a crofter from Uist who spent almost 50 years in a Highland psychiatric hospital. During this time he chose not to speak - instead he wove a series of incredible costumes out of grass. These he hung on trees in the hospital grounds.

This blog follows the progress of HORSE + BAMBOO THEATRE as they develop and tour a show about Angus....

Friday, 23 December 2011


Alison modeling a head of the young Angus MacPhee

With the confirmation from Creative Scotland we've been able to plan seriously for the period from January through to August 2012, and a lot of this period will be dedicated to work on the Angus production. 

I've been able to talk with many of the artists involved in the project and a timetable is slowly emerging. Rehearsals will start on the 4th June, and Esther tells me that Angus will open in Scotland - somewhere close to Oban, she says - on the 12th July. Final details of the venues are being worked out, but it appears we'll be on Uist shortly after the 12th and expect this to tie-in with the celebrated annual summer school and festival of Ceòlas, which makes connections between Scottish traditional music, Gaelic song and dance. With Angus part of the festival, this will extend to theatre. 

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to visiting your studio in the spring for more grassy tangles!