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A Six Inch Layer Of Topsoil And The Fact It Rains

A Six Inch Layer Of Topsoil And The Fact It Rains

A Six Inch Layer of Topsoil and The Fact it Rains is a night at the theatre that playfully weaves
verbatim extracts of conversations with the people of rural Perthshire together with music and song to paint a picture of a changing community made up of wonderful characters. We’ll hear from farmers young and old, migrant seasonal workers, climate change campaigners, Lairds and land owners, land reformers, politicians and families as we ask what it means to provide for the future, to nourish and sustain each other, and to live together on this land.

Performed by Melody Grove and Aly Macrae – original cast members of the National Theatre of Scotland’s hugely popular production The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.

Thu 3 + Fri 4 May: 7.30pm Rehearsal Room, Perth Theatre (previews)
Wed 9 May: 7.30pm Aberfeldy Town Hall
Thu 10 May: 7.30pm Birnam Arts Centre
Fri 11 May: 7.30pm Strathearn Artspace, Crieff
Wed 16 May: 7.30pm Blair Atholl Village Hall
Thu 17 May: 7.30pm Alyth Town Hall
Fri 18 May: 7.30pm Blairgowrie Town Hall
Sat 19 May: 7.30pm Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross

This tour is organised by Perth Theatre, one of 200+ members of the Green Arts Initiative, an interactive community of Scottish arts organisations working to reduce their environmental impact.


3rd May 2018 @ 7:30 pm
19th May 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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Across Perthshire
United Kingdom


Perth Theatre
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