Ferry Tales celebrates the waters surrounding Scotland’s western isles and the voyages across them made by thousands of locals, workers and visitors each year.
With the help of local communities and world class artists, Ferry Tales brings a heartfelt story, told using English, Gaelic and BSL (British Sign Language), to three of Scotland’s major ferry routes: Wemyss Bay – Rothesay, Oban – Craignure, and Ullapool – Stornoway.
Aboard the ferries you’ll find a world all its own, a ‘journey time’ where all bets are off and anything can happen. In amongst the red plastic chairs and bolted-down tables, you’ll discover pop-up performance and chance encounters, designed to delight old and young alike. Here the ordinary becomes fantastical and the truth is funnier than fiction.
And as you disembark, you’ll receive a local welcome fusing magical music, sounds and voices. These bespoke community performances will find meaning in the mundane and romance in everyday life, reflecting the warm spirit of Scotland’s coastal communities.
Ferry Tales is a National Theatre of Scotland Production. Supported by EventScotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters Events Fund with the support of Caledonian MacBrayne & their ferries.
Alison BrownDesigner and Costume Maker