In spring last year, wearing inappropriate footwear and driving a dinky wee car that is quite frankly not cut out for these muddy roads, Perth Theatre’s Artistic Director Lu Kemp and playwright Kieran Hurley set off around rural Perthshire to speak with you, the people who live on this land, about rural life.
The result is A Six Inch Layer of Topsoil and The Fact it Rains; a night at the theatre that playfully weaves verbatim extracts of these conversations together with music and song to paint a picture of a changing community made up of wonderful characters. We’ll hear from farmers young and old, migrant seasonal workers, climate change campaigners, Lairds and land owners, land reformers, politicians and families as we ask what it means to provide for the future, to nourish and sustain each other, and to live together on this land.
Performed by Melody Grove and Aly Macrae – original cast members of the National Theatre of Scotland’s hugely popular production The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart – This is you, in your own words, as we heard them.
Touring across Perthshire May 2018:
Thu 3 and Fri 4 May: 7.30pm | Perth Theatre, Rehearsal Room
Wed 9 May: 7.30pm | Aberfeldy Town Hall
Thu 10 May: 7.30pm | Birnam Arts Centre
Fri 11 May: 7.30pm Strathearn Artspace, Crieff
Wed 16 May: 7.30pm | Blair Atholl Village Hall
Thu 17 May: 7.30pm | Alyth Town Hall
Fri 18 May: 7.30pm | Blairgowrie Town hall
Sat 19 May: 7.30pm | Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross