Morna hopes to ‘net’ her home audience in national tour

Netting - double-date added in Lossiemouth next month
Netting – double-date added in Lossiemouth next month

A HOMECOMING DATE has been added to a tour of a highly acclaimed new work from Burghead playwright Morna Young.

Morna is returning to her native Moray with the cast of ‘Netting’ – a play focussing on the story of fishing widows trying to live their lives after tragedy.

Netting arrives in Moray on March 12 when it will be performed at the Mortlach Memorial Hall before a second performance takes place in Buckie’s Royal British Legion Hall on March 16.

Now the playwright – who was also a member of the UK-wide ‘Fishwives Choir’ formed to raise funds for Fishermen’s Missions around the country – is planning to close the tour much closer to home with two performances at Lossiemouth’s Warehouse Theatre on April 9.

One of the dates on the tour also includes a performance at the Fisheries Museum in Anstruther on March 22 – where a plaque was recently put in place that recognised Morna’s father, who was lost at sea.

A spokeswoman for the tour said: “Fishing is still regarded as the most dangerous job in the UK – Netting explores the aftermath of such a tragedy.

“It features ongoing live knitting from the multi-skilled actress Carol Ann Crawford, currently voice dialect coach on Outlander – and last but by no means least, Morna is joining the team as an actress for this tour.  Featuring an all-female cast and creative team the play has also been written in Doric – Morna is a Scots Language Ambassador for Education Scotland.”

Morna told insideMoray: “I am delighted that we are able to end this tour in Lossiemouth with two performances – a ‘relaxed’ performance at 4pm and then again in the evening at 8pm.

“It is always wonderful to be able to return to Moray and perform – it is very special to me and I hope people can find the time to come along.”

  • Tickets for the Dufftown performance can be purchased at Costcutters, Dufftown or at the door on March 12 (doors open 7pm).
  • For Buckie tickets are available from Taylor Pharmacy on the High Street or at the door on March 16 (doors open 7pm).
  • Lossiemouth tickets can be obtained from the Warehouse Theatre on Commerce Street (01343 814004) for performances on April 9 at 4pm and 8pm.