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Waterfoot puppeteer to appear at Edinburgh Fringe
3:16pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
WATERFOOT’s Horse and Bamboo Theatre is gearing up to start a week’s residence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with its puppet show Angus MacPhee – Weaver of Grass.
After appearing at Fringe last year, the Angus MacPhee show has been welcomed back to the Scottish Story Telling Centre, starting on Monday.
And the theatre is celebrating after being shortlisted for the Sustainable Production Award at the festival.
The judging takes place next Tuesday and the winner will be announced towards the end of the festival.
Angus MacPhee – Weaver of Grass tells the true story of a Scottish crofter called Angus MacPhee, who developed schizophrenia during service in the Faroe Islands in the Second World War.
He spent 50 years in Craig Dunain Hospital in Scotland, during which time he did not speak a word and took to weaving incredible clothes made out of grass.
The show has been more than four years in the making and features 15 puppets operated by four performers. Replicas of MacPhee’s grass clothes made by Joanne B Kaar will feature in the show.
Before they leave for the fringe, the theatre will be doing a warm-up performance at The Boo theatre, in Waterfoot, tonight. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 for adults and £7 for children and concessions.
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