Arran Theatre and Arts Trust

McLellan FestivalRobert McLellan was the most important Scottish dramatist and short story writer to work in living Scots in the Twentieth Century and his influence on the world of Scottish writing has been crucial. From 2004 - 2007, the McLellan Arts Festival sought to raise awareness of the importance of Robert McLellan, an Arran resident for most of his life, in the annals of Scottish literature and theatre in preparation for the celebration of his centenary in 2007. Since then, the aims of the festival have been to honour McLellan's memory by not only performing McLellan's work, but providing the means of creating new work in Scottish writing by running poetry and playwriting competitions, helping to develop the creative skills of young people, developing the visual arts, including film, running a music school on the island and forging cultural links with other rural and island communities.

McLellan Arts Festival 2019 :

This year's McLellan Festival will run from Friday 30th August to Sunday 8th September 2019.
Tickets for performances can be bought online (see below), at the Book and Card Shop, Brodick from Saturday 25th August or at the door. (All online ticket prices include online booking fee.)

Children and young people at school free at all events. To buy tickets for this year's events, click the relevant "buy tickets here" box below and it will take you to the online ticketing section.

In advance of this year's McLellan Festival, there will be a theatre performance on Saturday 4th May in Brodick Hall. Details are as follows :

Saturday 4th May

COMPANY OF WOLVES: ACHILLES
Company of Wolves create genre-defying theatre, perfect for individuals who want to spend Saturday night immersed in atmospheric, thought-provoking and unique performance.
Achilles re-imagines the well-known Greek myth in a heart-stopping solo show by Ewan Downie. The work tells the story of the greatest hero of the Greeks during the Trojan War: how his best friend is killed by the champion of the Trojans, his desperate grief, and his terrible vengeance. In a fusion of storytelling, dance and song, Achilles is the story of a man's exorcism: a burning out of his vulnerability, his rage, and his humanity.
This critically acclaimed work invites us to step beyond the ordinary, and submerge ourselves in the power, passion and grief of one of the most enduring figures of classical mythology.


Brodick Hall. 7:30pm
Duration : 45 minutes
Tickets £10.50 (Children and young people at school free.)

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