The Stornoway Way Cottiers Theatre

stornoway way


Thursday 10 October, 2019, 7.30 p.m.

Cottiers, 93-95 Hyndland Street,  G11 5PU

Dogstar Theatre Company in association with An Lanntair

The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil

A musical tragicomedy

Director Matthew Zajac

Set & Costume Design Ali Maclaurin

Lighting Design Andrew Wilson

Sound Design Pippa Murphy

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 full of wit and wisdom, both a
romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis – “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s

The play tells the story of Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh. Both are disaffected underachievers, who use alcohol to fuel and delay their dreams of escape from the island. They eventually manage to make their way to the city, where Roman is smitten by the mysterious Hungarian student Eva.

With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English, The Stornoway Way is irreverent, witty and honest, a bittersweet theatrical romcom, twisted, squeezed out and hungover, a story about the search for the ideal, the desire for happiness and the struggle to come to
terms with who you are, versus who you want to be.

“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

The cast are:

Naomi Stirrat – Roman Stornoway
Rachel Kennedy – Eilidh
Chloe-Ann Tylor – Eva
Captain Moses, Dead Geoff, The Reverend, The Doctor and other incidental characters played by the cast.



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