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, 20 June 2012

Angus on horseback

On Monday we did manage to work through to the end of the piece, and yesterday was a day of sorting back-stage so it was organised and practical. Today we'll try and stagger through the whole piece. This should be interesting. 

Above, some more film shots from the production - here Angus in happier times than in the previous images; this is where he leaves home on horseback to join the other Lovat Scouts on his wartime service. This film was made by Ellie Chaney

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