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Jacobite Country

Dogstar Theatre presents a new comedy by Henry Adam directed by Matthew Zajac


Thursday 30 September 2010
7.30pm – 9pm

Woodend Barn, Banchory [Map]

Admission £9 (concessions £7, under 16s £5) in advance
Admission £10 (concessions £8, under 16s £6) on the door
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Jacobite Country is a scintillating comedy with live music and tremendous craic, sitting on the edge of Europe and sanity. Selling his soul and his Highland roots, burned out TV comic Haggis McSporran has become a King of Comedy in the fleshpots of London. Deracinated, homogenised and out of drugs, he returns to the Highlands looking for his mojo. Old pal Craitur Face, Granny's cancer cure, cannabish? and a visit to Craig Dunain Mental Hospital, might help. Along the way, they meet the Loch Ness Monster and prevent Uncle Angus from invading England (again).

Jacobite Country

The play is directed by Dogstar founder member Matthew Zajac, and the highly talented cast features Sarah Haworth (Haggis McSporran) Annie Grace (Uncle Angus), Fiona Morrison (Craitur Face) and Mairi Morrison. Set and costume design is by award winning Swedish designer Ulla Karlsson.

Henry Adam

Wick-born Henry Adam is one of Scotland's outstanding playwrights. His successes include the international hit comedy The People Next Door and Dogstar's 2007 production 'e Polish Quine.

In 2002 Among Unbroken Hearts, a Traverse/Bush Theatre production, was awarded the Meyer Whitworth Award and the German translation is currently in rep at Dresden. Other plays include When the Dons were Kings for the Lemon Tree; An Clo Mor for Theatre Highland and Millennium — Angels of Paris for His Majesty's, Aberdeen.

Matthew Zajac

The show will be directed by Matthew Zajac, writer and performer of Dogstar's multi-award-winning sell-out show The Tailor of Inverness.

Matthew, from Inverness, is Joint Artistic Director of Dogstar Theatre with Hamish MacDonald. He studied drama at Bristol University and has worked as an actor for 25 years, appearing in numerous productions throughout the UK, including spells with the Citizens' Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman, the Lyric Hammersmith, Bush Theatre and the Young Vic.

Promoted by

Woodend Barn
Dogstar Theatre Company

Supported by

North East Arts Touring
North East Writers

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Supported by Aberdeenshire Council

Vibrant Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council

Bookfestival Scotland

Scottish Book Trust

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