Mull’s two new plays tread the digital boards

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Two brand new plays for the theatre but staged for a digital run continue until Tuesday, October 27.

Emergence, supported by Creative Scotland, has been made and presented for audiences to enjoy at home.

It features Strange Rocks by Oliver Emanuel and Undocumented by Anita Vettesse.

Both plays are directed by Beth Morton, the 2020-21 director for Mull Theatre at Druimfin, Tobermory.

Audience members can purchase tickets through An Tobar & Mull Theatre’s website

Once a ticket is purchased, audience members will be able to watch a link online for 24 hours.

Strange Rocks looks at imagination and connection. Taking place over one night in spring, two strangers recall what happened to them in their pasts and try to figure out what the future might hold.

Undocumented is a hopeful love story (of sorts) about two people finding the strength to let go of the past and look to the future.

They are performed by acclaimed Scottish actors, Ashley Smith (Scot Squad) and Simon Donaldson (Outlander and Scot Squad).

The creative team includes Jamie Wardrop (cinematographer and lighting designer), Jessica Brettle (set and costume designer), Martin Low (sound designer), and Simon Liddell (composer).

Beth said: ‘When I was first brought on as Mull Theatre Director for 2020-21 the world looked very different and pretty soon the early plans we had in place for the upcoming season, like all other theatre venues and companies, were stopped in their tracks.

‘As a director and theatre maker, I thrive on the buzz of creating something collaboratively with other artists in a shared, full and busy rehearsal room and on that live theatre experience – the shared energy  in a room as we all connect with a story and with each other.

‘That synergy is just not possible at the moment but our need for stories to entertain and help us make sense of the world is still there.’

She added: ‘Emergence for me is all about the spaces in between a world we are familiar with and an unknown world of the future that we’re looking towards, and our basic human need for one another.’