Cast and crew have been announced for the world premiere production of Perth Theatre and Morna Young’s fishing drama Lost at Sea.
The all-Scottish cast of well-known faces includes Tam Dean Burn (Outlaw King, River City, Moon Dogs) at the helm as the Skipper. Joining him are Gerry Mulgrew as Billy, Kim Gerard as Eve, Ali Craig as Jock, Helen McAlpine as Kath, Andy Clark as Kevin and Jennifer Black as Meg. Thoren Ferguson from Scottish band The Jacobites joins the company as Mate/Musician and Sophia McLean plays Shona in her first major Scottish role.
Director Ian Brown, who is returning to Scotland to direct his first production since he left Traverse Theatre, is joined by an award-winning team including Composer Pippa Murphy and Designer Karen Tennent. Completing the creative company are Lighting Designer Katharine Williams, Jim Manganello as Movement Director and Associate Director Rosa Duncan.
Morna Young said:
"I am honoured that Ian Brown is returning to Scotland to direct this production and delighted by the dream team of wonderful cast and creatives. Tam Dean Burn was part of the original rehearsed reading back in 2013 so it is exciting that he will continue this journey to the next stage. I am also delighted to welcome Aberdeen quine Sophia McLean to the company in her first major role in a Scottish production - her talent shone through the auditions and I can't wait to see what she brings to the role.'
Inspired by the loss of her fisherman father, Morna Young’s personal tribute to the fishing communities of Scotland is the lyrical and powerfully evocative story of a North-East fishing family. Lost at Sea features the voices of fishermen and their families in their own words – with music, songs and Scots language.
A storm is brewing in a small fishing village. A young woman returns home, searching for answers about her father's death. But as she begins to weave together the strands of her past, a mysterious force unravels family secrets. Lost at Sea journeys through a labyrinth of myth and memory in an epic tale spanning forty years of the fishing industry.
A Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts and Morna Young production, Lost at Sea premieres in Perth Theatre from Thursday 25 April until Saturday 4 May before touring to Dundee Rep Theatre (Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 May), His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (Thursday 9 until Saturday 11 May), Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (Tuesday 14 May), Eden Court, Inverness (Thursday 16 until Saturday 18 May), Kings Theatre, Edinburgh (Monday 20 until Wednesday 22 May) and D&G Arts Festival, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries (Friday 24 May).
Monday 11 March 2019