SNP WILLIE MACRAE CONSPIRACY PLAY HAS DUNOON AUDIENCE ENTRANCED
Written by Archie Fergusson on 17/06/2015
Playwright and actor Andy Paterson brought his one man play 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae to The High Kirk Hall, Hanover Street last night and gave a very impressive powerful performance that left the audience with many a question in the Q and A session that followed and only ended when Andy was reminded that the last ferry was shortly to leave Dunoon whereby there was a mass scrabble as folk assist to remove the Stage equipment.
Last nights performance performance came on the tail of the 30th anniversary of Willies passing. A petition was being launched on 6 April to ask for a Fatal Accident Inquiry into the lawyer’s death.
Andy told the audience that he would love to bring his next play to Dunoon once the finance is available, this will be another powerful play “Sex Offence”which tackles the current paedophile scandals in the establishment head on. In the new drama, a corrupt Home Secretary who has increased minimum jail terms for convicted paedophiles finds himself facing allegations of historic abuse. The play will be produced later this year and there were suggestions from the audience that Dunoon would be the place to premier it.
A MESSAGE FROM ANDY POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA MEDIA THIS MORNING
Great show in Dunoon last night. First time the audience have helped with the get-out! Thanks to you all for helping us catch the last ferry home. Special thanks to Lachie Macquarie, Victor Thomas at Dunoon Community Radio and all at the Forward Shop in Dunoon. We can confirm that the people of Dunoon do go out on Tuesdays! We made some new friends last night – another memorable stop on this tour. Working in the studio today on more recording of the songs from 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae which will soon be available to buy on CD at performances and on the website. Oban tomorrow – see you at the Corran Halls.
Andy Paterson, artistic director, can be contacted directly on 07522 194 467.
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