Rough Island

Nicola McCartney (Photographer)

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Abstract / Description of output

A new play commissioned and produced by Mull Theatre (COMAR) and A Play A Pie and A Pint, Glasgow. Toured February to March 2014.

"It's Saturday 13th July, 1985. It's twelve o'clock. And live from Wembley Stadium, this is Live Aid".
On the day of Live Aid, 1985, four teenage friends escape the sense of decay and depression hanging over their industrial town of Motherwell to party on a tidal island off the Argyll Coast. As they drink and dance to Queen's Radio tensions about the recent Miner's Strike and which side they were on surface, and fears for the future make them think maybe they need a Live Aid for North Lanarkshire. As night draws on a terrible tragedy happens which will send them searching for answers even thirty years later.

This play was written to commission to after researching the seismic shifts in Scottish manufacturing under Thatcher and the political awakening which came to Britain's youth following Live Aid 1985.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMull Theatre (COMAR)
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


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