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Deeds Not Words - Castlebay

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Castlebay Hall

Castlebay

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HS9 5XD

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Performance Castlebay Hall. Doors 7.30pm. Show 8.00pm.

Deeds not Words is a new Hebridean play being produced in the Isle of Lewis by Rural Nations Scotland CIC in partnership with An Lanntair. The play will tour to rural venues across the Outer Hebrides in February 2018. The play has been written by London based playwright Toria Banks based on brand new research into the role of Hebridean women in the suffrage movement.

The play presents the surprising narratives of several Hebridean women taking us out of Lewis to Serbia and back again to St Kilda featuring familiar places and names but telling some astounding, unheard of stories of bravery and resourcefulness that are anything but old fashioned. Focusing on stories of local woman including Helen MacDougal from Barvas, the Stornoway suffrage society and the herring gutters who took up the call of the munitions factories. The bilingual play will be directed by Muriel Ann Macleod who through the project hoped to make a piece of theatre for Island women, to encourage and inspire women today to engage with political and local representation and take action in their own communities. Both English and Gaelic language and song combine with newly created and archive audio visual elements to tell these remarkable true stories.

A small cast of three Hebridean and Scottish actresses will take on the variety of roles played out with a new Gaelic song and music commission from Mary Ann Kennedy, performed by Josie Duncan.

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Castlebay Hall

Castlebay

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United Kingdom

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