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, 20 July 2012

Young Angus sleeps...

...another photograph by Ian Tilton.

A comment/review appeared on the NORTHINGS website which is dedicated to 'Arts and Culture in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland':

"We saw ‘Angus’ at the Mull Theatre – found the combination of media – puppets, masks, images, music -moving, powerful and spellbinding. Amazed to see at the end only a cast of 4 had worked all this magic!

We had wondered in advance who it was ‘for’: the answer is anyone who likes their empathy and imagination stirred. Though not for children, as some of the scenes (war, mental breakdown) are very powerful.

Congratulations to all concerned!"

1 comment:

  1. I saw this production in Ullapool on Thur, everything said by Bob Frith i agree wholeheartedly with. I found the play was incredibly moving, i am going to read the book and try and catch it again on Raasay. A massive round of applause to the small cast/producer and set designer.