A musical tragicomedy
Director Matthew Zajac
Set & Costume Design Ali Maclaurin
Sound Design Pippa Murphy
Lighting Design Andrew Wilson
Video Jim Hope
Original Songs by Willie Campbell, Kevin MacNeil & Colin Macleod
Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is packed with wit and wisdom, a romantic evocation and scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis.
Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh are disaffected underachievers, who use alcohol to fuel and delay their dreams of escape from the island. Eventually they make their way to the city, where Roman is smitten by the mysterious Hungarian student Eva, and things go terribly wrong.
Irreverent, humorous and honest, The Stornoway Way is a bittersweet theatrical romcom, twisted, squeezed out and hungover, with a variety of voices from Lewis and an exciting soundtrack featuring Indy originals and traditional songs in Gaelic and English
“a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder”.
“The best Scottish book since trainspotting…full of wisdom, jokes, poetic language and mind-burning imagery.” The Scotsman
“Does for the Western Isles what Rankin and Welsh did for Edinburgh.” The Times