Ferry Tales prepares to set sail as full performance details revealed
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Ferry Tales prepares to set sail as full performance details revealed

Full performance details for Ferry Tales, the upcoming musical production set to pop-up on three of Scotland’s major ferry routes in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, and supported by Caledonian MacBrayne & their ferries, have been announced today.

The production, which has drawn inspiration from the real stories of Scotland’s coastal communities, will bring an enchanting musical tale, told using English, Gaelic, and BSL (British Sign Language), to three of Scotland’s major ferry routes: Wemyss Bay to Rothesay, Ullapool to Stornoway and Oban to Craignure.

Written by Isobel McArthur and directed by Lu Kemp, and featuring songs by Scottish folk singer Josie Duncan, Ferry Tales celebrates the waters surrounding Scotland’s western isles and the voyages over them made by thousands of locals, workers and visitors each year.

Ferry Tales will open on the Wemyss Bay to Rothesay route from 07 to 11 April, with three performances on different sailings per day. The following week it will arrive on the Oban to Craignure ferries from 14 – 18 April, with performances twice a day (three performances on 15 and 17 April) and finally on the Stornoway to Ullapool return route from 21 – 25 April, with one performance per day.

All performances are completely free for Calmac passengers, and full times for each sailing and performance can be found here.

Each performance will also feature a contribution from a cast of community performers from each area, which audiences will encounter in the harbours at Rothesay, Craignure, and Stornoway, where they will be welcomed and immersed in inspiring local tales.

Ferry Tales is supported by EventScotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Events Fund, with the support of Caledonian MacBrayne & their ferries. Full information on the production can be found here. 

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