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....

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Looking at a problem

Photographs from this morning's rehearsal - the last before our first public performance on Wednesday at Tiree Feis

We faced up to one serious problem that we'll have to confront when we get to the Edinburgh Festival. Namely that the stage at the Scottish Storytelling Centre is considerably shallower than we like. The main problem it causes is us is that our projectors can't be placed in their optimum position. So today's run was dedicated to finding out exactly what will happen. 

The conclusion? That on the whole the affect is a substantial one - but thankfully not critically so. In the three scenes that are profoundly affected we believe that we can minimise, if not entirely resolve, the problems with some adjustments to the way we use the mobile screens that are part of the set.

So, tomorrow it's pack the van; drive to Glasgow. On Tuesday it's Oban and from there the ferry to Tiree. 

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