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3000 Trees By George Gunn (Grey Coast Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

‘3000 Trees’ is based on the true story of William MacRae, an anti-nuclear campaigner, SNP politician and lawyer. He was found dead in an apparent suicide in 1985, but there are suggestions that he was killed because of the information he had uncovered. This play, set in a petrol station, takes place in the hour before his death. It’s an understated, almost stilted piece, relying heavily on the poetic script. All three actors (Jimmy Chisholm, Adam Robertson and Helen Mackay) are excellent, handling the rhymes in a relaxed, confident manner. As the current debate over Scottish independence intensifies, ‘3000 Trees’ is a timely reminder of the power of words and what freedom really means to people.

Gryphon@WestEnd, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5