BRINGING the horrors of Dreich House to the Western Isles is Lewis actor Rod Morison as the WildBird Theatre tour of this tantalisingly enjoyable production crosses the Minch later this month.
Dreich House, Adventure Activity Holidays for Children that Nobody Loves tells the story of 15 year old Ruby Love, the unloved daughter of Hollywood royalty who is bundled off for the Christmas holidays to the sinister Gothic mansion in the remote Gloomgorm Mountains – the ancestral home of megalomaniac Latin mangler and all round evil genius Baron Boltfast.
And roll up Rod as the Baron – amongst others – as he takes to the stage alongside pre-recorded video footage in this entertaining, exciting and interactive drama.
“I will effectively be narrating the show, as well as dropping in and out of the characters that perform on stage,” expanded Rod.
“It involves interacting with the film piece and conversing with the characters on screen – no pressure then!” he laughed, adding: “The biggest fear is that there’s a power cut, then it’s just me on stage with no doubt a lot of improvisation!”
To its clients Dreich House is a young persons adventure activity centre with a single dark purpose, the discreet disposal of children that nobody loves, satisfaction guaranteed.
But for Boltfast this is an elaborate cover as he gathers together the most talented and unlikely gang of crooks in the history of crime. His master plan – to commit the crime of the century and hold the world to ransom on Christmas day, and only this select band of unloved children can pull it off...
Having kicked off its Scottish-wide rural tour in Eden Court on Saturday, December 1st, Dreich House arrives in Lewis on Friday, December 21st at 7pm with a performance at the Clan MacQuarrie Centre, Brove; before a second show on Saturday, December 22nd at Uig Community Centre.
Tickets are priced £8 and £5 and can be secured by calling the Box Office on 01851 850397 or online from www.wegottickets.com
And to whet the appetite – you can check out a superb trailer for Dreich House at www.dreichhouse.com