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The Stornoway Way

Saturday 19 October 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Portgordon Village Hall

Saturday 19 October 2019 


Dogstar Theatre Company in Association with An Lanntair 

Ages 12+

The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil

A musical tragicomedy

Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is full of wit and wisdom, both a romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis  – “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder”.

The play tells the story of Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh.  Both are disaffected underachievers, who use alcohol to fuel and delay their dreams of escape from the island.  They eventually manage to make their way to the city, where Roman is smitten by the mysterious Hungarian student Eva.

With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English, The Stornoway Way  is irreverent, witty and honest, a bittersweet theatrical romcom, twisted, squeezed out and hungover, a story about the search for the ideal, the desire for happiness and the struggle to come to terms with who you are, versus who you want to be.


“The best Scottish book since trainspotting…full of wisdom, jokes, poetic language and mind-burning imagery.”  The Scotsman

“Does for the Western Isles what Rankin and Welsh did for Edinburgh.” The Times

Director Matthew Zajac

Set & Costume Design Ali Maclaurin

Lighting Design  Andrew Wilson

Sound Design Pippa Murphy

Video Jim Hope

Original Songs by Willie Campbell, Kevin MacNeil & Colin Macleod


Ticket Price

Full £10

Concession £9*

Under 16 / Full-time Education £6

Family (4 Tickets, maximum 2 adults) £30

*(OAP, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)

Box Office

Tickets will be available from the following outlets four weeks before the event:

Taylor Pharmacy (01542 831116)

Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.

Available online now:
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Saturday 19 October 2019
7:30 pm
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Portgordon Village Hall
Cross Street
Portgordon, Buckie, Moray AB56 5QW United Kingdom
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