NESTS Sep 13 to 15, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
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.