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....

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Our team - and the tour

Above, our Portuguese interns Andre and Mariana putting layers of papier-mache on the mask of a doctor for the Angus production.

Meanwhile we have contracted three performers to tour with the show. Jonny Quick (currently appearing as the Wolf in Red Riding Hood), a long-standing member of the Horse + Bamboo team, and Mark Whitaker, who has recently been seen filming with Ridley Scott. Mark is also a H+B regular (Little Leap Forward, Twittering Machine and many more), and Frances Merriman (the original Red Riding Hood and a member of the Veil cast). We're also delighted to announce that we've found the perfect singer for 'Angus MacPhee', of which more will be revealed soon. 

Meanwhile Esther has been filling in gaps on the tour schedule, and wrestling with ferry timetables in the process. I believe a booking has been confirmed for Eigg, and this now joins Tiree, Mull, Skye, Uist/Benbecula, and Lewis in the island trail. 

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