Sisterly drama at the Allotment

Commissioned Image Taken By Eamonn McGoldrick Photographer. Mob: 07810 482491
Commissioned Image Taken By Eamonn McGoldrick Photographer. Mob: 07810 482491

JOIN closely bound sisters Maddy and Dora in their lovingly tended allotment for a cuppa, a homemade scone and a feast for the senses as they do battle over flying teddies, stubborn weeds and the eternal question – do flowers matter more than vegetables?

Edinburgh theatre company Nutshell visit the Western Isles next week with the Scotsman Fringe First winning show Allotment, performing at Ionad an Seann Sgoil (The Garden) in Shawbost on Monday, August 21st, and in Ravenspoint Centre on Wednesday 22nd.

The production premièred to great acclaim at Edinburgh Fringe last year; and Nutshell are delighted to welcome Nicola Jo Cully returning as ‘Maddy’ and reputed Scots actress Gowan Calder new in the role of ‘Dora’ for 2012.

Allotment is the first play in Nutshell’s Still Points in a Turning World trilogy – the second piece, Thread, will première at Edinburgh Fringe this year.

Director Kate Nelson founded the Edinburgh-based company in 2000 with the aim of making intelligent, entertaining theatre through great writing, direct storytelling and unconventional venues.

For more information visit www.nutshelltheatre.co.uk.

Tickets for the Shawbost performance can be bought at www.wegottickets.com or www.ruralnations.com; and the Ravenspoint show at www.wegottickets.com and www.ravenspoint.co.uk.