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Angus: Weaver Of Grass (Horse And Bamboo Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 31 August 2013

White walls like blank canvases silently start filling with colours, movement… the life of Angus McPhee. This isn’t solely the story of a man who chose to remain silent after being sent to WWII; it is the story of an idyllic country life in Scotland, the reality many had to face, and Angus’s personal escape: “No matter what, bonnets can take you anywhere,” his grandfather said, and so Angus began weaving them with grass. The language of this performance is extraordinary: rather than words, it relies on Gaelic folk music, images presented through videos, and all sorts of puppets: hand puppets, marionettes, and even masks that transform the actors into life-sized puppets. This is an exceptional work of art that has transformed the story of a man into a legend!

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 19-25 Aug, 4.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Natalia Equihua]