BY CATRIONA LEXY CAMPBELL
DIRECTED BY MUIREANN KELLY

Alone on a stormy night in an isolated house, Lydia Ross awaits her new lodger, but Lindsay Guthrie turns out not to be quite what she had in mind... This thriller looks at the toxicity of co- dependent relationships and just how far people will go to get what they want. A contemporary new Gàidhlig drama with English subtitles, animation and haunting soundscape.



TOUR HISTORY 

Fri 14 Feb 2014, 8pm Druimfin, Tobermory
Sat 15 Feb 2014, 8pm Bunessan Hall
Mon 17 Feb 2014, 8pm Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Oban
Tue 18 Feb 2014, 7.30pm Isle of Coll, An Cridhe
Fri 21 Feb 2014, 8pm Appin Village Hall
Sat 22 Feb 2014, 8pm Resolis Memorial Hall
Mon 24 Feb 2014, 7.30pm Gairloch Hall
Tue 25 Feb 2014, 8pm Plockton Hall
Wed 26 Feb 2014, 7.30pm SEALL at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
Thu 27 Feb 2014, 7.30pm Eden Court, Inverness
Fri 28 Feb 2014, 8pm Rosehall Village Hall
Sat 1 Mar 2014, 7.30pm Ullapool, Macphail Centre
Mon 3 Mar 2014, 7.30pm Isle of Lewis, Clan MacQuarrie Centre
Tue 4 Mar 2014, 7.30pm Isle of Harris, Leverburgh Village Hall
Wed 5 Mar 2014, 7.30pm South Uist, St Peter's Hall
Thu 6 Mar 2014, 7.30pm North Uist, Carinish Village Hall
Sat 8 Mar 2014, 8pm Isle of Barra, Castlebay School 


GALLERY:


REVIEWS:

'Plenty of potential and some real narrative tension' - The Scotsman
'This melodrama is ... nicely judged, with good direction from Muireann Kelly, beautiful ominous animation and design by Iain Craig and a chilly piano/acoustic guitar score from Ross Brown. Occasionally, its claustrophobia resembles Roman Polanski's thriller Repulsion.....elements work beautifully and the writing has real potential'. - Across the Arts
'The production ...has a look, and feel, of real quality about it. As tensions rise, identities are scrutinised, and dubious power-play motives come to the fore. It also features two solid performances from Donna Nic Leoid and Dol Eoin Mackinnon' - The Herald
'The ever changing power balance between the leads makes for interesting viewing in Catrìona Lexy Chaimbeul’s new play Doras Dùinte….there is a good chemistry between the Donna Nic Leòid’s agitated Lydia and Dòl Eoin MacKinnon’s more relaxed Guthrie...the haunting music by Ross Brown makes for a lovely soundtrack behind the action and draws you into the intense atmosphere.' - The Skinny

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK:

“This was my first experience of attending a Gaelic play…I was engrossed with the compelling actor’s performances and the storyline slowly built and maintained the suspense until the very end.” Allan Brooking (non- Gàidhlig speaker)

“Minority languages on stage raise their public status, essential for their survival.”  Hugh Boyd (non- Gàidhlig speaker)

 “…really enjoyed watching something which wasn’t labouring a historical or insular portrayal of what’ Gaelic’ is today or what an audience interested in Gaelic might come to see. It was a thriller and really could have been performed in any language – refreshing!” Lorraine Wilson (Glasgow Life)

“My students were really pleased that they were able to follow the storyline and were delighted to be able to purchase bilingual copies of the play afterwards.”  Ishbel Murray (Gàidhlig tutor)

“Not your usual Gaelic topic and all the more enjoyable for it. Subtitles weren’t an issue for me as a Gaelic speaker, but liked that they weren’t running along the bottom in a distracting way. The two leads were captivating and kept my attention. Win win.” Catriona MacPhee

“Easy to follow, the script was interesting and the actors were fantastic. Lots more like this please!” Sineag MacIntyre

“It was the fact that it was a Gàidhlig play that attracted me, and...the play and the troubles that the characters suffered from drew you in instantly…it drew people in without Gaelic with the use of subtitles.” Kathleen MacInnes


Credits:

Catriona Lexy Campbell – Writer
Muireann Kelly - Director

Cast (Oran Mòr):

Dòl Eòin Mackinnon – Guthrie
Donna Macleod – Lydia

Cast (On Tour):

Dòl Eòin Mackinnon – Guthrie
Catriona Lexy Campbell- Lydia

Creative Team:

Iain Craig -Animation / Subtitle & Set Design
Donna Macleod – Costume Designer
Ross Brown – Composer
Nicola McCartney – Dramaturg

Production Team:

Hilly - Production Manager
Clare McNeill - Technical Stage Manager
Mick Andrew – Lighting Design
Katharina Siebert - Assistant Stage Manager 


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