For the latest Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Ali talks to director Pauline Lynch and actor Fletcher Mathers about the new Scots language theatre company Braw Clan, and the forthcoming debut production Secret Wrapped In Lead which will be touring throughout the Clydesdale district in July.
The play, which is written by Martin Travers, is based on the true story of Dorothy and William Wordsworth's visit to Leadhills in 1803, and Pauline and Fletcher tell us what they can about the story (avoiding spoilers), the challenges faced in getting the play from the page to the stage, as well as breaking down their own roles. They also discuss the formation of Braw Clan, the importance of keeping it local, the various dates on the tour, why Scots is at the heart of what they do, the sense of community which drives the project, and their hopes and plans for the future. It's exciting to hear about this new theatre company and the conversation whets the appetite for their debut production.
Here are the dates for the tour:
Wednesday 19 July | 7.30pm | Leadhills Village Hall
Friday 21 July | 7.30pm | Arts At Loaningdale
Saturday 22 July | 7.30pm | Arts At Loaningdale
Tuesday 25 July | 7.30pm | Thankerton Village Hall
Wednesday 26 July | 7.30pm | Crawford Village Hall
Thursday 27 July | 7.30pm | Roberton Village Hall
Friday 28 July | 7.30pm | Crawfordjohn Village Hall
Saturday 29 July | 7.30pm | Symington Village Hall
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