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, 17 July 2013

Repairs and renewals

Repairs and repainting have started on the 'Angus' show. Mainly simple repairs like the one above on Angus's geldings ears (!) which get battered somewhat when transporting the show, and repainting of the colourful screens used in the 'garden' scene. 

There are a few bigger jobs too - making a new mask for the Gardener character, for example. I had made a mask to fit a male actor but in the event the role was played by Frances, and to me it always looked too big. This year it will be Jordanna who plays that part, so I'm using this week to make a new, slightly smaller mask. 

There are also changes to be made to one of the animations - an extra 25 seconds of film, which Christina will be working on between now and the start of rehearsals - Monday 5th August. 

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