Gunshow Theatre’s The Gamekeeper is a contemporary touring production exploring our connection with rural livelihoods and an ancient line of work which is rapidly diminishing. Ultimately the production is a romantic, but not romanticised, comedy which has developed from personal interviews with gamekeepers from the Scottish Gamekeepers Association as well as memories from the playwright's own personal family history.
Cameron is in his twenties and works as Head Gamekeeper at a large estate in the North of Scotland, owned by a laird who rarely visits. With the nearest city an hour drive away, and only the local pub and his dog for company, Cameron experiences intense isolation and begins to create his own world in the little estate larder. That is, until the arrival of a bureaucratic PHD student from the city.
As our society slowly creeps further and further away from the natural world, The Gamekeeper will make us rethink what the countryside really means to us.