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Lost at Sea - at Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 20:00
Easterbrook Hall, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA

The Open University is delighted to support the opening night event at Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival 2019: Lost at Sea by Morna Young, presented by Perth Theatre at Horsecross Arts. 

“The untold war oh man versus the elements. Oh, I’ll tell it to ye. The tale o the fishermen fightin the ocean. Yer in for a rough ride.” 

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. Featuring the voices of fishermen and their families in their own words – with music, songs and Scots language – it is the lyrical and powerfully evocative story of a North-East fishing family.

Inspired by the loss of playwright Morna Young’s fisherman father, Lost at Sea is a personal tribute to the fishing communities of Scotland.  Directed by Ian Brown. 

Directors Note: An incredible script in Burns own language, this is a deeply relevant story of an industry that has shaped our shorelines. 

Tickets are £22, or £11 for people under 26 years of age. Book via the Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival website

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