Theatre Preview: I Was a Beautiful Day, 14 – 17 April, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

20 Mar

A freshly staged and newly revised version of I Was a Beautiful Day opens at the Tron on 14 April, running until 17 April.  First commissioned by the Traverse Theatre in 2005, the play has been called funny, moving and utterly compelling.

Confined to a hospital room, Dan obsessively maps the terrain of his island past. When a fellow patient hits crisis point, Dan is forced to acknowledge that life cannot be contained by lines drawn on paper.

Anne works for the Ordnance Survey. There is only one man in Scotland who can help her complete the map for a forgotten part of Lewis. But can she convince Dan to confront the terrible secrets of his past?

Iain Finlay Macleod is one of Scotland’s most prolific contemporary Scots Gaelic writers. I Was a Beautiful Day was inspired by the rugged landscape and history of Iain’s home-town, the remote village of Ness.

This production sees the original cast members from the Finborough production, Robert Willox and Kirsty Stuart, return with Martin McCormick joining the ensemble. Never before seen in Glasgow, I Was A Beautiful Day is a tale of resilience, memory and cartography, and uncovers a few of the mysterious stories that make up the history of Scotland.

Visit the Tron website for prices and booking details.

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