Burghead playwright brings her national tour home

'Netting' will be performed in Dufftown and Buckie
‘Netting’ will be performed in Dufftown and Buckie

MORAY COMMUNITIES WILL have an opportunity to view the latest work by a local playwright when her work goes on a national tour next month.

Morna Young’s highly acclaimed production ‘Netting’ was first performed as part of the ‘A Play, A Pie, A Pint’ series at the Òran Mór in Glasgow – now it is taking to the road in a much anticipated tour that will include two Moray venues.

Netting – produced by Morna along with Allie Butler and Wooden Barn – will boast a stellar cast that includes Carol Ann Crawford, Sarah McCardie and Morna herself joining the cast.

The play tells the story of fishing widows trying to live their lives after a tragedy – a story about real women, strong but flawed, the play explores how grief changes their relationships.
Written in Doric and set in a small fishing village in the North East, playwright, actor and musician Morna took inspiration from the many “strong” women in her family.

She said: “As a born and bred fishing quine from Burghead, I grew up surrounded by amazing women, many of whom have experienced their own tragedies and, although a fictional story, I took inspiration from their great spirit, dark humour and wonderful personalities.

“There’s a really special quality in many North East women – the ability to say something that makes you want to laugh and cry – and I wanted to capture that honesty. It’s important to me to present real women with strong characteristics.”

After opening in Banchory the play will be performed in Dufftown’s Mortlach Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 12. On Wednesday, March 16 the cast will take the tour back to Moray when they visit Buckie’s Royal British Legion Hall at 7.30pm.

Tickets for these and other performances in Aberdeenshire can be obtained by visiting http://www.neatshows.org.uk/