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....

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Gaelic singer needed....

A start has been made on a very rough model for a set - a way of working out what type and size of screens we'll need - very important given the use of film.

Perhaps more important, this advert has now been circulated:


We are seeking a female singer/ musician/ performer to tour with our forthcoming production of ‘Angus’, a visual and musical theatre performance about Angus MacPhee, the Uist-born ‘silent weaver’.

We are looking for a Gaelic-speaker to take a central role in a production which will be rehearsed in Lancashire from 5th June 2012, and then tour the Islands and Highlands until September (subject to funding).
Horse + Bamboo were founded in 1978 and are one of the UKs leading touring companies. We have a long history of touring throughout Scotland and the islands as well as the rest of the UK and Europe.
Dealine for applications 5th February 2012.
Please contact Esther Ferry-Kennington at for further details or call 01706 242 945 to discuss the post further.

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