At a time when the NHS has been much challenged, we open our season with a play set against the
backdrop of the tainted blood products scandal affecting thousands of
haemophiliacs worldwide. Factor 9 is a visceral horror story
of human survival and a cry for justice in the face of a medical industrial
nightmare. Dogstar reunites the creators of The Tailor of Inverness
to present a vibrant new production and a story which cries out to be told.
production is a World Premiere by Dogstar
Theatre Company in
association with Profilteatern and Umea 2014.
The play was written by Hamish MacDonald inspired by the testimonies of Bruce Norval and Robert Mackie.
Director Ben Harrison
Designer Emily James
Composer/sound design Pippa Murphy
design by Tim Reid
Design Paul Claydon
the brutal Arkansas penal system to the isolated voices of survivors in
Scotland, this searing piece uses a bold theatricality, reaching into the roots
of the tragedy and the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in America.
testimony, transcripts, articles, reports and documentary evidence, two actors
present a multi-media performance dominated by that vital fluid, blood,
exploring everyday human experience and how lives were changed forever.