Silver Bough (2008)

Aberdeen Grammar School (Aberdeen International Youth Festival)
Sunday, 3 August 2008 - 8:00pm to Monday, 4 August 2008 - 8:00pm

Creative team:

Writer - Iain Finlay MacLeod
Composer - Gerard McBurney
Musical Director - Simon Deacon
Director - Kath Burlinson
Assistant Director - Fiona Wilson
Assistant Designer - Ashley Bolitho


A silver branch of the mystic apple tree, laden with fruit, is your passport to the Otherworld....

Based on the books by F Marian McNeil, Scottish composer Gerard McBurney, Creative Director of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and composer for Théâtre de Complicité, creates a work celebrating and exploring Scotland's long association with pagan festivals and creatures.

From banshees to kelpies, changelings to witches, the Horned God to the Cailleach, the one-eyed genius of winter, this fascinating and innovative production begins its development with Youth Music Theatre UK featuring 40 of the finest young actors and musicians from across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Fabulous physical ensemble work, fantastical characters, and a cycle of extraordinary songs will transport the audience into a world of moon magic, spells and rites, rituals and Otherworlds that promise to be irresistibly enchanting....

Cast information

Imogen Adderley
Jasvinder Ahluwalia
Jessica Barker
Kelsey Bennett
Ewan Black
Tom Brady
Ophir Burton
Carlie-Anne Chuchla
Anthony Collesso
Shannon Cordiner
Lauren Cunningham
Lauren Cursiter
Lucy Doogan
Megan Fraser
Nadine Gilmour
Dave Hearn
Robert Jones
Edith Kirkwood
Victoria Lennox
Riona Claire Logan
Natalie Mair
Craig Manson
Alicia Marsden
Ivan Matsumoto
Lawrence Murphy
Natasha Orren
Elizabeth Rowe
Emma Rushworth
Hannah Scanlon
Ewan Somers
Aveen Stewart
James Stott
Miriam Swainsbury
Isla Van der Heiden
Amy Walsh
Rachel Waters
Abigail Watton
Lara Wauchope
Kirsten May Whitfield


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