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, 13 September 2013

MJ and WA

Thanks to all of the organisers, including Anna NicGuaire, of our memorable trip to Islay for forwarding some of the comments and reviews they have collected from our visit, including the great photograph above of Mel (MJ) Deans with the puppet rapidly gaining a reputation as Wee Angus

Some of the comments:

“It was a really spellbinding amalgam of mask theatre, puppetry, physical theatre, storytelling, music and multi-media...a memorable piece of work”

“Funny, desperate, moving; oh, my heart. Wonderful”

“Bha sin àlainn a-raoir...wonderful, sensitive, visual treat...go see”

“Great theatre company...great production”

“The puppet 'Wee Angus'...quite stole the show, reflecting the skill of the puppet designers and makers...The large audience in Bowmore Hall, many visibly moved at the emotional end, thoroughly applauded the performance.”

“...the play was wonderful, and the reaction since has been great.”

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