@ Orkney Theatre

1 Ticket £20.00. Concession £18.00.


June 16, 2023 at 2:30pm. Duration: 70 minutes

Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall Grammar School, The Meadows, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1QN


written by David McNeish

(World Première)


Isabella Jarrett              Thora

Simon Donaldson       Magnus

Eleanor Dean                Young Thora

Clea Friend                    Cello


Gerda Stevenson         Director

Jessica Brettle           Designer

Laura Hawkins                    Lighting Designer

Ruby Noble         Stage Manager

Mike Partridge        Set Builder


Produced by St Magnus International Festival

David McNeish’s new play brings to the fore the mother of Magnus, Thora, a name mentioned in the sagas but about whom little is known.  Here, in her old age, Thora tells of her own life and its intersection with the story of her son before and after his martyrdom: the hardships, the violence, the duty and the pain.   This intense, powerful and poetic two hander adds a new dimension to a familiar story.  After her award-winning film The Storm Watchers, Gerda Stevenson returns to direct this exciting new drama.


Please note this production includes reference to adult themes. For more information, please contact us. Recommended 12+

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