A co-production between Allie Butler/Morna Young and Woodend Barn
Written by Morna Young
Directed by Allie Butler
NETTING was first presented as part of a A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór (Glasgow) and The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen) in February 2015. This Scotland wide tour opens on Friday 11 March at Woodend Barn (Banchory) and is a co-production between playwright Morna Young/director Allie Butler and Woodend Barn.
NETTING boasts a stellar cast including CAROL ANN CRAWFORD returning as KITTY alongside SARAH MCCARDIE in the new role of SYLVIA with MORNA YOUNG joining the cast to play the role of ALISON.
NETTING is a story of fishing widows trying to live their lives after a tragedy. A story about real women – strong but flawed – the play explores how grief changes their relationships.
Keep busy, eh? Hope we’ll get a body, mebbe. The widden spoon. A knock on the door wi a wooden spoon.
A father and his two sons are lost at sea.
Three women adapt to their lives as widows. Kitty can’t stop knitting. Alison needs looking after. Sylvia wants to forget.
Then, one day, a knock on the door. A body has been found. One body, three women. Who does it belong to?
Set in the north of Scotland, NETTING is a story of finding closure after unimaginable loss.
Written in Doric and set in a small fishing village in the North East, playwright, actor and musician Morna Young took inspiration from the many “strong” women in her family. She said: “As a born and bred fishing quine from Burghead, I grew up surrounded by amazing women, many of whom have experienced their own tragedies and, although a fictional story, I took inspiration from their great spirit, dark humour and wonderful personalities”. She added: “There’s a really special quality in many North East women – the ability to say something that makes you want to laugh and cry – and I wanted to capture that honesty. It’s important to me to present ‘real women’ with ‘strong’ characteristics.”
Fri 11 Mar | Woodend Barn (Banchory) | 7.30pm | £12/£10 | 01330 825431 | woodendbarn.com
Sat 12 Mar | Mortlach Memorial Hall (Dufftown) | 7.30pm | £9/£7/£6 | neatshows.org.uk
Sun 13 Mar | New Pitsglio Village Hall | 7.30pm | £9/£8/£6 | neatshows.org.uk
Tue 15 Mar | Tullynessie & Forbes Hall (Alford) | 7.30pm | £10/£8 | neatshows.org.uk
Wed 16 Mar | Royal British Legion Hall (Buckie) | 7.30pm | £9/£8/£6 | neatshows.org.uk
Fri 18 Mar | Blairgowrie Town Hall | 8pm | £10/£8 | Blairgowrie Information Centre
Sat 19 Mar | Eden Court (Inverness) | 8pm | £12/£10 | 01463 234234 | eden-court.co.uk
Mon 21 Mar | HMS Frigate Unicorn (Dundee) | 7.30pm | £10/£8 | frigateunicorn.org
Tue 22 Mar | Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther) | £10/£8 | 01333 310628 | scotfishmuseum.org
Wed 23 Mar | Macrobert Arts Centre (Stirling) | 7.30pm | £12/£10.50/£5.50 | 01786 466666 | macrobertartscentre.org
Thu 24 Mar | The Brunton (Musselburgh) | 7.30pm | £12.50/£10.50/£7.50 (u18s) | 0131 665 2240 | thebrunton.co.uk
Sat 26 Mar | Village Hall (Colonsay) | 7.30pm | £10/£20 (inc dinner at 6.30pm | Colonsay General Store
Wed 30 Mar | Castlebay School Hall (Barra) | 7.30pm | £8/£5 | Tickets available at the door
Fri 1 Apr | Atlantic Islands Centre (Luing) | 8pm | £8/£5 | 01852 314096 or on the night
Sat 2 Apr | Community Hall (Easdale) | 7.30pm | £10/£8 under 16s free | easdaleislandhall.org
Wed 6 Apr | The Carnegie Hall (Clashmore) | 7.30pm | £10/£5 under 16s | Mitchell the Chemist and on the night
Thu 7 Apr | Lyth Arts Centre | 8pm | £14/£12/£6 | 01955 641434 | lytharts.org.uk
Sat 9 Apr The Warehouse Theatre (Lossiemouth) | 4pm* & 8pm | £10/£8 | 01343 814004 | thewarehousetheatre.co.uk
- relaxed performance
Full information: netting the play website