Silver Bough (2008)
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....
Riona Claire Logan
Isla Van der Heiden
Kirsten May Whitfield