I am going to write a blog about the intense, fun, challenging and elightening experience that touring Hoolet nationally was, but for not, for the archive, here were our public dates and places. MUST REMEMBER EVERYTHING MUST NOT FORGET:
O is for Hoolet, toured in association with Feral Arts, made in association with The Arches.
TOURING SPRING 2016
You can book any of the dates on the list by clicking the hyperlink on the venue name.
Sat 23rd April 6.45pm – Platform, Easterhouse, Glasgow
Sat 30th April 7.30pm – An Cridhe, Isle of Coll
Thurs 5th May 7.30pm – Mac Arts, Galashiels
Fri 6th May 7.30pm – Eyemouth Hippodrome, Eyemouth
Wed 11th May 7.30pm– Kinross Parish Church, Kinross
Thurs 12th May 7pm – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Sat 14th May 7.30pm – Macphail Centre, Ullapool
Sun 15th May 7.30pm – Mill Theatre, Thurso
Wed 18th May 7.30pm – Drouthy Cobblers, Elgin
Wed 1st June 7.30pm – The Gaity, Ayr
Fri 10th June 7.30pm – Tynron Parish Hall, Tynron
Sat 11h June 7.30pm – Swallow Theatre, Whithorn
Winner of the Arches and Traverse 2014 Platform 18 Award.
Language is personal. Nothing gets closer to our hearts. And yet, by its own nature, it’s always social. Who owns it? Who appoints it? Who governs it? And why?
In this one-woman show about the Scots language, Ishbel McFarlane presents collected fragments – stories, interviews, memories, characters and attitudes – to challenge and disrupt our expectations and prejudices about language. By interrogating the history of Scots, and the ways in which it is taught and subdued, the audience is invited to question the way forward for minority languages. Winner of The Arches Platform 18: New Directions Award 2014.
‘A witty, intelligent, and interesting discussion on the subject of language’ ★★★★★ Darrow
‘A passionate call to arms for the study and preservation of minority languages.’ ★★★★ The Times
‘McFarlane is engaging as herself and as the linguists, philosophers and writers she embodies.’ ★★★★ The Skinny
‘An engaging, heart-warming piece which is a lovingly made look at language as a living, pulsating, external thing as natural as breathing.’ ★★★★ The List
‘Heartwarming and cerebral, ‘Hoolet’ is a triumph of both style and content.’ Kirkintilloch Herald
‘A gorgeous, thinky, clever hour’ Kirstin Innes (Author of Fishnet)
Writer and performer: Ishbel McFarlane
Dramaturgy: Vanessa Coffey
Design: Lisa Sangster
Produced by The Arches