@ Orkney Theatre

8 Ticket £20.00. Concession £18.00.


June 17, 2023 at 4:00pm. Duration: 70 MINUTES

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

THORA [World Première]

By David McNeish


Isabella Jarrett     Thora

Simon Donaldson  Magnus

Eleanor Dean         Young Thora


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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