Highland tour brings new play to Elgin

New play at the Drouthy Cobbler this weekend

DESCRIBED BY SCOTTISH crime writer Ian Rankin as a ‘theatre with heart’, the Play Pieces Arts theatre company are taking another play on tour that will include a date in Elgin.

The tour of ‘Fable’ by the Flanagan Collective has been produced for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival’s programme of events in the Highlands. Fable was first devised during a previous tour of another show in the Highlands.

It was during an early rehearsal watched by ‘Rebus’ creator Rankin that the author provided his description of the work, which has been made possible through support from the Highland and Argyll and Bute councils.

A spokesman for Play Pieces said: “Fable is a show about two people, from very different places, who profoundly change each other’s lives. Inspired by a real village on the far west coast of Scotland, the play is about what we stand for and what we can change. It is a play about what we believe in and what we chose to put up with.

“The show has already performed at Latitude Festival, a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Soho Playhouse, New York before touring the Highlands and returning to the source of the inspiration, Ardfern in Argyll.”

Fable will be performed at the Drouthy Cobbler in Elgin on Sunday, October 25 at 7.30pm with tickets available at £10. Contact number for details is 01343 596000.