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....

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Excitement at the Boo!

Some real excitement today! We had to move the set out of our theatre space (the Boo) as there's a performance there on Saturday. 

Before doing it Alison and I looked at how Christina's (Christina Eddowes - one of the arts team at H+B, responsible for technical areas and the building) films looked. We looked at the fire sequence, the straw-man sequence, and the weaving at Craig Dunain sequence, all parts of the 'Angus' script. Everything worked wonderfully - the film of hands weaving grass projected onto the Craig Dunain screens (above) were especially ravishing... 

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