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....

Thursday, 16 May 2013


We can finally announce that we've asked Debbie McKay to join the Angus team for the tour this year. Debbie will replace Mairi Morrison in the role of the narrator. Esther is busy writing the contract at this very moment, (and I've discovered Debbie's Facebook page and sneaked the above photo from it). 

Debbie is originally from Lewis, and now lives in Inverness where she works as Gaelic Drama Worker with Feisean Nan Gaidheal - a Gaelic organisation who take Gaelic Theatre in Education to schools. She is currently touring with Daibhidh Walker in Seonaidh a' Mhonaidh (John of the Moors) as part of Scotland's Year of Nature.

So Debbie now completes our 2013 touring group, along with Jordanna O'Neill (below), Jonny Quick and Mark Whitaker

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