ABOUT BORDERLINE

Borderline is a multi-award-winning Scottish touring theatre company founded in 1974. One of Scotland’s foremost and longest running touring theatre companies, we have an established track record of 41 years for presenting memorable theatre experiences of the highest quality and delivering entertainment with substance. We celebrate innovative new writing and timely revivals of plays that Scotland hasn’t seen, touring the finest of Scottish theatre across all areas of the country and beyond.

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TOURING IN 2015

The Straw Chair

Written by Sue Glover and Directed by Liz Carruthers. A co-production with Hirtle.

In the early eighteenth century, it’s a stormy start to marriage for 17-year-old Isabel and her minister husband Aneas as they arrive from Edinburgh onto the remote island of Hirta (St. Kilda).

Amongst the inhabitants lives Lady Grange, based on a true historical figure named Rachel Chiesley, who’s desperate to return to civilisation. Isabel is appalled yet fascinated by Rachel, who tells the young bride unfamiliar stories of betrayal, lost love and abduction. While Isabel uncovers alarming similarities, battling between youthful exhilaration and the danger of being too troublesome a wife, Lady Grange clings with tragic dignity to the two things she has left in the world – a consuming rage and an old straw chair.

A captivating play about liberty, marriage, romance and female empowerment by the award-winning author of Bondagers.

Premiered by Traverse Theatre and Focus Theatre in 1988, Borderline revive this internationally renowned play for its long awaited first Scottish tour since the original production 27 years ago.

Read more about our Spring 2015 tour.

THE STRAW CHAIR  // TOUR DATES

30 March AN LANNTAIR
01851 708 480

01 April SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG
01471 844 207

03 April EDEN COURT THEATRE
01463 234 234

04 April BIRNAM ARTS
01350 727 674

07 April ARDROSS COMMUNITY HALL
01349 880591

08 April ASTLEY HALL
01687 450263

10 April COMAR, DRUIMFIN
01688 302 211

11 April THE TOWER
01436 820 369

14-18 April TRON THEATRE
0141 552 4267

21 April CUMBERNAULD THEATRE
01236 732 887

22 April CARLOPS VILLAGE HALL
07773 024 024

23-25 April TRAVERSE THEATRE
0131 228 1404

28 April PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
0300 300 1210

29 April AYR GAIETY THEATRE
01292 288 235

30 April ADAM SMITH THEATRE
01592 583 302

01 May BOWHILL THEATRE
01750 22204

02 May BRUNTON THEATRE
0131 665 2240

07 May BERNERA COMMUNITY CENTRE
01851 612 411

08 May TARBERT COMMUNITY CENTRE
07584 578 759

09 May STONEYBRIDGE HALL
01878 700 154

Borderline Theatre Company
c/o Gaiety Theatre
Carrick Street
Ayr
KA7 1NU

Tel: 01292 288235 (option 8)
Email: enquiries@borderlinetheatre.co.uk

Scottish Registered Company: SC064588
Scottish Registered Charity: SC000564

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