What an amazing time I've been having working with some of the people of Shetland who have put everything into bringing Ignition to life. I have really loved all the workshops and rehearsals that we have tried to fit around people who have normal lives and can't just come to a rehearsal. Sometimes they have to get a 2 hour bus ride just to be there.
I have loved all the stories and I hope we've always worked from what they have given to us rather than imposing any kind of crappy cliches on them.
It's resulted in some unique pieces; a boys' love of Dolly Parton; a man searching for a view, somewhere he can lay his ukelele; a woman cast adrift in a camper van trying to forgive her husband for dying; a girl surviving in a world without power, just her and one last battery to remember the world with; a storyteller trying hard to tell the one story that has always haunted him; the thoughts of 5 lost souls as they travel on an endless bus journey. There are so many parts to this show that it's impossible to write about them all. People are amazing. You just have to listen.
Photographs courtesy of National Theatre of Scotland