ANGUS MCPHEE - Weaver of Grass

ANGUS MCPHEE or MACPHEE was a crofter from Uist who spent almost 50 years in a Highland psychiatric hospital. During this time he chose not to speak - instead he wove a series of incredible costumes out of grass. These he hung on trees in the hospital grounds.

This blog follows the progress of HORSE + BAMBOO THEATRE as they develop and tour a show about Angus....

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Comments on 'Angus - Weaver of Grass'

Photo:Tim Bradley

A small selection from our Comments Book since my last blog:


"What a powerful and moving production. I must learn Gaelic before I die. Thanks for coming to Angus."

"This was an amazing and touching story and the way it was performed was beautiful. Five stars!"

"Mesmerising performance, the singing both mellifluous and beautifully haunting. Thank you for such an intimate portrayal of an intriguing man."


"Fantastic. The best thing I've seen in a long, long time."

"A beautiful story brought to life - a brilliant performance - very powerfully told."

"Wonderful. Beautifully portrayed. You brought tears to my eyes again. *****."

"Beautiful and inventive - I love the puppetry. Can't imagine a better way to tell a story. Thank you for a unique experience."


"Spectacularly conveys the dreadful feelings Angus must have felt after leaving S. Uist. BRILLIANT performance interpretation."

"Amazing emotional and compelling journey. Fantastic use of different media beautifully combined. Loved the singing especially."

"What a story and what a performance. The cast and crew are to be congratulated on telling the story so well and involving the audience in the whole experience. Moran Taing!"

"This was proper theatre - what an experience. Visually stunning."

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