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3,000 Trees – The Death Of Mr William MacRae (Grey Coast Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

A one-man show in an intimate space, this show tells the story of Scottish lawyer and SNP activist William MacRae, whose sudden death in 1985 is still considered suspicious to say the least. Writer and director Andy Paterson performs his very compelling script with great sincerity, and the story of MacRae is indeed fascinating theatre fodder. The show relies slightly too much on the audience’s prior knowledge of the British-Scottish relations during the 1970s and 80s, but the manner of storytelling and conviction of performance are very engaging. A thought-provoking, educational piece that questions our politics and our past.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Vicki Baron]