The Stornoway Way | 23 Oct

Wednesday 23 October 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dogstar Theatre in association with An Lanntair presents

A musical tragicomedy by Kevin MacNeil

Starring Naomi Stirrat as Roman Stornoway, Rachel Kennedy as Eilidh and Chloe-Ann Tylor as Eva. 

Director Matthew Zajac
Set & Costume Design Ali Maclaurin
Sound Design Pippa Murphy
Lighting Design Andrew Wilson
Video Jim Hope
Original Songs by Willie Campbell, Kevin MacNeil & Colin Macleod

Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is full of wit and wisdom, both a romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis – “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder”.

The play tells the story of Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh. Both are disaffected underachievers, who fuel and delay their dreams of escape from the island with frequent drinking binges. They eventually manage to make their way to the city, where Roman is smitten by the mysterious Hungarian student Eva.

With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English, The Stornoway Way is a story about the search for the ideal, the desire for happiness and the struggle to come to terms with who you are, versus who you want to be.

“a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder”. 

“The best Scottish book since trainspotting…full of wisdom, jokes, poetic language and mind-burning imagery.”  The Scotsman

“Does for the Western Isles what Rankin and Welsh did for Edinburgh.” The Times

TICKETS: Adult £14 | Member £12 | Student £7 | Young Person £7 | Season Free | Under 11 Free

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