NESTS Sep 13 to 15, Tron Theatre, Glas­gow

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Star­ring River City/Out­lander ac­tor David McKay and new­comer Ash­leigh More, NESTS is a tale for adults and the over-12s about a boy on the run. Pow­er­ing away on his bike, he meets a cou­ple of un­likely friends – a friendly crow and a man who lives alone in a car­a­van on the edge of town.

Mix­ing live ac­tion, film, an­i­ma­tion and music, the theatre show tours across Scot­land this month, with dates at St An­drews’s Byre Theatre (Sep 20), Stir­ling’s Macrobert Arts Cen­tre (21), Greenock’s Bea­con Arts Cen­tre (22), Pais­ley Arts Cen­tre (26), Ban­chory’s Barn (27) and the James Milne In­sti­tute as part of the Find­horn Bay Fes­ti­val (29).

Writer Xana Mar­wick, who cur­rently has a num­ber of TV projects in de­vel­op­ment as a re­sult of a place­ment with the BBC’s Writ­ers Room, de­vel­oped NESTS with play­wrights Clare Duffy and Dou­glas Maxwell.

Mar­wick says the play – a co-pro­duc­tion with Mo­ray­based award-win­ning com­pany Frozen Char­lotte – is in­spired by her drama work with refugees and young peo­ple in low-in­come parts of Glas­gow and Ed­in­burgh, as well as pop­u­lar me­dia per­cep­tions of “prob­lem” chil­dren and those liv­ing on the edges of main­stream so­ci­ety.

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