A welcome visit from one of Scotland’s most revered theatre companies. They bring us a production of an excellent Canadian play by Michael Healey which has received considerable attention both in Canada and the UK since its debut in 1999.
A beautifully written, funny and bittersweet tale set in Canada. It’s 1972, and an eager-eyed young actor, Miles, arrives on a small farm to do research for a role in a play about country life. He moves in with two middle-aged farmers: stoical Morgan who is not too thrilled with the self-absorbed city boy, and Angus, who lost his short-term memory after being bombed in the war. Miles soon finds himself embroiled in their complex and intricate personal histories as he uncovers a past riddled with secrecy and heartbreak. Warm-hearted, surprising and infinitely moving, The Drawer Boy is a multi-award winning tale that will live long in the memory.