A co-production between GRID IRON and UNIQUE EVENTS
Written and Directed by Justin Young
2 May – 11 May 2003
A promenade performance around the village of Alloway, Ayrshire
Grid Iron were given free access to the village of Alloway, birthplace of Burns, and created a multi-site, outdoor promenade production taking the audience on a mile-long journey through the life of the poet. We visited the cottage of his birth, the atmospheric old graveyard where his parents are buried, paths and fields around the village and concluded at the famous Brig O’Doon.
The production was site-specific in the truest sense recounting a real-life story and real-life events in exactly the places where they would have occurred making it a quite extraordinary experience.
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The Houghmagandie Pack was also made possible with the assistance of a team of Stage Management and Technical Theatre students on work placement from Queen Margaret College.