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, 27 April 2012

Welcome to Mairi

We can now announce the full team who will take the Angus MacPhee - Weaver of Grass show out on tour in July. The last member of the team to be confirmed is Mairi Morrison, well known in Scotland as an actor and tv-presenter, but also increasingly as a singer, both solo and with Alisdair Roberts. 

Mairi comes from Bragar on the Isle of Lewis, one of the furthermost parts of the Scottish Gàidhealtachd, and is a native Gaelic speaker. We are delighted to have such a talented musician and actor in the team - Mairi astonished us with the perfection of her audition pieces when we went up to Glasgow a couple of months ago. Listen (and watch) a sample of Mairi singing on You Tube here:

Mairi joins Jonny Quick and Mark Whitaker, long-standing performers with Horse +Bamboo. Both have a lot of mask and puppetry experience, and last toured together  in Deep Time Cabaret and Little Leap Forward.  They are joined by Frances Merriman, a performer who also worked with us on Little Leap Forward, veil and Red Riding Hood.

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