Archives for October 2017

SEALL AGM and new Directors

The A.G.M. and Members’ evening is on Wednesday 15 November in our new office upstairs in the old courtyard of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (next An Talla Mòr). Come along to find out what a great year we had in 2017, and talk about plans for 2018 over a glass of wine. We are always interested in widening the expertise of our Directors. We are losing Eileen Armstrong, our chairperson this year, so are looking for at least one new Board Member. If you are interested download SEALL Board application form

Monster of a performance

★★★★ “(A) small and perfectly formed piece of physical theatre… wondrous to behold and awesome in the true sense of the word” Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide 

© Chris Scott

An unusual and captivating piece of visual theatre, exploring Mary Shelley’s Gothic monster, comes to Sleat next week.

Edinburgh-based circus artist, musician, theatre maker and entertainer, Phil Hardie, will deliver Welcome My Son, his immersive solo exploration of Frankenstein via circus, physical and traditional theatre and words.

Based on Mary Shelley’s “The Modern Prometheus” the show explores themes of social conformity, isolation, prejudice and abandonment, told in an extraordinary, moving and intensely physical performance.

Phil seamlessly blends acrobatics and balancing acts with dialogue to build the narrative, in particular the relationship of the central two characters: Dr Frankenstein and his monster.

© Chris Scott

With a chilling and uncomfortable original score by composer Stuart MacFerson, this visual masterpiece is not for the faint hearted and may well leave its audience clinging to their seats.

“Heart in mouth stuff as well as tears in eyes. Stunning marvellous and truly original. Thank you.”

“Fantastic theatre, managed to drag me into the piece entirely. I could watch him all night.”

“Great music and creation of mood…magnetic presence…fully engaging with us, we understood your characters dilemma; great use of the apparatus to tell us about a character.”

For more details and tickets click HERE

 

 

Without our audiences, what is the point?!

“I would just like to say how much I enjoyed last night’s performance by Tony McManus et al. Dìreach mìorbhaileach! I have to say that, so far, my year’s membership has more than repaid the modest outlay and thanks to the efforts of the Seall team in keeping things going through the dreary months of winter, it is likely to keep doing so for some months yet!”

SEALL hosts “the best Celtic guitarist in the world”

A full house for Tony McManus who brought with him the wonderful guitar and fiddle player Julia Toaspern. Tony then invited Dougie Pincock and Jack Evans up for a set. SEALL has no idea why it has taken 17 years to get Tony back!

Tony comes to the south of Skye as part of his tour of Scotland and this is a rare opportunity to experience a concert by “the best Celtic guitarist in the world.”