• The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil

  • Thu, 10-10-2019 at 19:30
  • Cottiers
    93/95 Hyndland Street
    G11 5PU Glasgow
The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil - Cottiers - Glasgow

Dogstar Theatre Company in association with An LanntairThe Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeilA musical tragicomedyDirector Matthew ZajacSet & Costume Design Ali MaclaurinLighting Design Andrew WilsonSound Design Pippa MurphyVideo Jim HopeOriginal Songs by Willie Campbell, Kevin MacNeil & Colin Macleod Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is full of wit and wisdom, both a romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis - “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder”. The play tells the story of Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh. Both are disaffected underachievers, who use alcohol to fuel and delay their dreams of escape from the island. They eventually manage to make their way to the city, where Roman is smitten by the mysterious Hungarian student Eva. With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English, The Stornoway Way is irreverent, witty and honest, a bittersweet theatrical romcom, twisted, squeezed out and hungover, a story about the search for the ideal, the desire for happiness and the struggle to come to terms with who you are, versus who you want to be.“The best Scottish book since trainspotting…full of wisdom, jokes, poetic language and mind-burning imagery.” The Scotsman“Does for the Western Isles what Rankin and Welsh did for Edinburgh.” The TimesThe cast are:Naomi Stirrat - Roman StornowayRachel Kennedy - EilidhChloe-Ann Tylor - EvaCaptain Moses, Dead Geoff, The Reverend, The Doctor and other incidental characters played by the cast.