Picture shows : (l-r) (back) Cath Whitefield as Tottie Pauline Lockhart as Maggie (front l-r) Charlene Boyd as Jenny, Jayd Johnson as Liza and Wendy Seager as Sara.
By Sue Glover
Directed by Lu Kemp
"Redd up the stables, muck out the byre, plant the tatties, howk the tatties, clamp the tatties... Shear, stook, striddle, stack. Women's work."
A true classic of modern Scottish Theatre, and a haunting evocation of a lost way of life, Sue Glover’s lyrical play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm.
Every ploughman had to provide a woman (a bondager) to work on the farm. If his wife was too busy with family, he hired a woman to work the fields and lodge in his home. Following these women through the passing of the seasons, we feel the rhythm of the land and the harshness, humour, hope and tragedy of those who worked upon it.
Picture : Drew Farrell
Tel : 07721 -735041
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Opens at The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
22 October to 15 November 2014
Cath Whitefield - Tottie
Pauline Lockhart - Maggie
Wendy Seager - Sara
Jayd Johnson - Liza
Charlene Boyd - Jenny
Nora Wardell - Ellen
Director Lu Kemp
Designer Jamie Vartan
LX Designer Simon Wilkinson
Composer/Sound Designer - Michael John McCarthy
Voice - Ros Steen
Lu Kemp has recently has directed Don Quixote at Òran Mór, and Arabian Nights at the Tricycle Theatre. We are delighted to welcome her to The Lyceum to direct this wonderful ensemble piece.