Netting the Play Touring Scotland in March / April 2016

Keep busy, eh? Hope we’ll get a body, mebbe. The widden spoon. A knock on the door wi a wooden spoon.

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Full Synopsis

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A father and his two sons are lost at sea. Keep busy, eh? Hope we’ll get a body, mebbe. The widden spoon. A knock on the door wi a wooden spoon. Three women adapt to their lives as widows. Kitty can’t stop knitting. Alison needs looking after. Sylvia wants to forget. Then, one day, a knock on the door. A body has been found. One body, three women. Who does it belong to? Set in the north of Scotland, “Netting” is a moving story about finding closure after unimaginable loss.

Netting the play

Developed as part of Morna Young’s New Playwright’s Award 2014 Oran Mor Play Pie Pint Logo(Playwright’s Studio, Scotland) and first produced at a Play, Pie and a Pint at Òran Mór, Glasgow and The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, this Scotland wide tour is presented as a co-production between playwright Morna Young, director Allie Butler and Woodend Barn, Banchory. Featuring: Carol Ann Crawford, Sarah McCardie, Morna Young. Run time: 60mins

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…the bone marrow of our humanity (THE HERALD) – Read full review online Magnificent cast nets a winner (EVENING EXPRESS) …a poignant, heart-felt and emotionally honest play (BROADWAY BABY) – Read full review online

Cast and Crew

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Carol Ann Crawford (Kitty)

CAROL ANN CRAWFORD theatre credits include seasons with Pitlochry, Lyceum, Traverse, Communicado, Dundee Rep, Perth Rep, Byre, Glasgow Citz, Theatre Babel, Hampstead, Manchester Royal Exchange, The Royal Court, Donmar Warehouse. Includes Whisky Galore; Further Than the Furthest Thing; Playboy of the Western World; Medea ; Bondagers; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Steamie; Conquest of the South Pole; Daisy Pulls It Off (West End). TV & Film: Brookside; Another Time, Another Place; Monarch of the Glen. Radio: Recently, Domenica in “The Blue Spode Cup” for BBC Radio 4. Dialect-Coach on “Outlander”, “The Tunnel” , “Waterhorse” and “Kidnapped”.

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Allie Butler - (Director)

Allie Butler is a freelance director and artistic director of tidy carnage. Allie trained in London at the King’s Head Theatre, The Gate Theatre and The Royal Court.  She has directed new writing work for venues including Oran Mor, The Lemon Tree, the Traverse, The Old Vic, Baron’s Court Theatre, Theatre 503, BAC, Southwark Playhouse, Shunt and The Etcetera.  Allie spent time working as co-director for Clean Break and community theatre practitioner at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. In 2011 Allie created GO NOW for Arches Live, and in 2012 moved to Glasgow and set up tidy carnage, a theatre company focussed on the fusion between new writing and devised movement-led work. Allie has created and directed all their productions: BLACK BARN (text by Gill Kirk) for the LOST One Act Festival; DREAM//LIFE which was performed at the Arches, the Bike Shed Theatre, Cupar Arts Festival and on the Isle of Colonsay; PASSION (text by Gill Kirk) which was performed at the Arches, the Old Red Lion, Women’s Week Festival, Vault Festival and as part of DanceLive at the Lemon Tree; REaD (text by Kevin Gilday) which was performed at the Arches and most recently at the Tron as part of Mayfesto.  tidy carnage also contributed to Theatre Uncut 2013 with a new devised piece, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT.

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Sarah McCardie (Sylvia)

Sarah trained at Central School of Speech & Drama & Warwick University. Theatre credits include: The Year Of The Hare (The Pleasance); Netting (Oran Mor); REaD (tidy carnage) Chaplin; Preen Back Yer Lugs; Continuous Growth; The Overcoat  (The Pleasance) Fifteen Minutes & The Shoemaker’s Wonderful Wife (Oran Mor); Nafas (The Festival Theatre); I Dunno! (The National Theatre); Mixed Feelings (UK Tour) Iron (BAC); Thing Fish (BAC); Cinderella/Jack & The Beanstalk/Mother Goose (The Adam Smith); Mother Goose (Perth) Cinderella (Motherwell). Television credits: Doors Open (ITV); Hunted (HBO/Kudos/BBC); Tonight’s The Night (BBC); Sportscene: Scottish Cup Final (BBC); Scoop (CBBC); Big City Park (Cbeebies); River City (BBC).Film credits: The Legend of Barney Thomson; Swung; Fast Romance; These Foolish Things. Sarah is also a Singer & regularly works in Radio. This year Sarah has been the Musical Director for ReAD & The Year of The Hare where she created vocal arrangements & lyrical composition.

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Pauline Morgan - (Sound Designer)

Pauline Morgan is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound designer. She founded and runs Garat Records and for the label has produced and edited numerous classical recordings. At present she is involved in a project to record the songs of Georg Schumann with the Purcell Singers in London and the piano performances of Rupert Egerton-Smith. Pauline studied music and composition at Napier University in Edinburgh. She then qualified as a sound engineer at Alchemea College in London focussing on composition and sound design for film and theatre. She has worked with such well-known sound engineers as Haydn Bendall and Marcel Van Limbeek. For tidy carnage Pauline has created sound for Netting (Oran Mor, Lemon Tree) and REaD (Tron). She is currently working on development of Shame (Citizens Theatre) and Descent (Oran Mor, Traverse).

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Alice Wilson (Designer)

Alice graduated in Theatre Design from Queen Margaret University in 2011. Since then she has been working as a Set and Costume Designer. She has worked with several Scottish theatre companies including Magnetic North, Plutôt la Vie, and Vision Mechanics. She has also worked as Assistant Designer on Yer Granny (National Theatre of Scotland). Her production design credits include Sanitise (Caitlin Skinner and Melanie Jordan), My City (Jabuti Theatre), Couldn’t Care Less (Plutôt la Vie/Strange Theatre) Whatever Gets You through The Night (Arches/Vital Spark) and working as Design Associate to David Shrigley on Pass the Spoon (Magnetic North).

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Laura Hawkins - (Lighting Designer)

Laura graduated with a degree in Lighting Design from Rose Bruford College. After working as the resident Technical Manager for several venues including The Byre Theatre of St Andrews and Scottish Youth Theatre, Laura now works as a freelance Lighting Designer and Technical Manager on various productions throughout the UK. Recent design credits include: Torn (Faux Theatre) Dance Derby (Company Cordelia) Birthday of the Infanta, Smokies (Solar Bear) La Tradegie Comique, By The Seat of your Pants (Plutot la Vie) I am (Errol White Company) Tartuffe (Firefly Arts) Face It (Cotton Shed Theatre Company) Dalgety, Fragile (Theatre Uncut) The End of the World, For One Night Only (Red Note Ensemble and Summerhall) and Some Other Mother (AJ Taudevin) Technical credits include work for Firebrand Theatre Company, Imaginate Festival, Frozen Charlotte, Catherine Wheels,Traverse Theatre and Pitlochry Festival TheatreFor images of Laura’s work please see

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Morna Young (Alison)

MORNA YOUNG is a playwright, actress and musician from Elgin. She won the New Playwright’s Award 2014 (Playwright’s Studio Scotland) and developed NETTING as part of this. Her full-length play, LOST AT SEA, spans forty years of the fishing industry and is in pre-production with Eden Court following a sold out rehearsed reading (co-produced by Stellar Quines, Out of the Darkness and Moray Council). Other credits include NEVER LAND (Eden Court) and B-ROADS (co-written with David Rankine for Play Pieces). She has performed extracts of her work at the Scottish Parliament and the European Authors’ Festival (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland). She was arts/lifestyle columnist for The Northern Scot in 2012. A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, she has performed with Kevin McKidd’s band THE SPEYSIDE SESSIONS, THE FISHWIVES CHOIR (recent appearances include The One Show and BBC Breakfast) and composed for several theatre shows. As an actress, she has performed for The National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Beacon Arts Centre and is an Associate Artist of Out of the Darkness and tidy carnage. Morna primarily writes in her native dialect Doric and is a proud Scots Language Ambassador (Education Scotland). For more information, please see:

Latest Blogs and Vlogs From Netting


Q&A with actress Sarah McCardie

Role/what your job is: I play the role of Sylvia – “I’m expected tae be the strong ain. I’m expected tae be the one who gets everythin done.” What first excited you about Netting? I knew nothing of the Fishing Industry before this project... read more

Netting cast on The Frigate Unicorn in Dundee

Ahoy there! Here we are on board The Frigate Unicorn in Dundee after a great show. A tricky get in/get out up a narrow gang plank, but amazing to peer out of the portholes onto the water below. It was a real privilege to perform “Netting” in such a setting... read more

Netting – sneak peek at design (Vlog 4)

Netting is touring Scotland in March / April 2016 as a co-production between playwright Morna Young, director Allie Butler and Woodend Barn, Banchory. Here’s Allie with our fantastic designer Alice... read more

Fri 11 March

Woodend Barn (Banchory) 7.30pm | £12/£10 01330 825431

Sat 12 March

Mortlach Memorial Hall (Dufftown) 7.30pm | £9/£7/£6

Sun 13 March

New Pitsligo Village Hall 7.30pm | £9/£6

Tue 15 March

Tullynessie & Forbes Hall (Alford) 7.30pm | £10/£8

Wed 16 March

Royal British Legion Hall (Buckie) 7.30pm | £9/£8/£6

Fri 18 March

Blairgowrie Town Hall 8pm | £10/£8 Blairgowrie Information Centre

Sat 19 March

Eden Court (Inverness) 8pm | £12/£10 01463 234234

Mon 21 March

HMS Frigate Unicorn (Dundee) 7.30pm | £10/£8

Tue 22 March

Scottish Fisheries Museum (Anstruther) £10/£8 | 01333 310628

Wed 23 March

Macrobert (Stirling) 7.30pm | £12/£10.50/£5.50 01786 466666

Thu 24 March

The Brunton (Musselburgh) 7.30pm | £12.50/£10.50/£7.50 0131 665 2240

Sat 26 March

Village Hall (Colonsay)
6.30pm show + wine & nibbles £15 / Show only £10
Colonsay General Store

Wed 30 March

Castlebay School Hall, Barra 7.30pm
Tickets on the door

Fri 1 April

Atlantic Islands Centre (Isle of Luing)

Sat 2 April

Easdale Island Community Hall

Wed 6 April

Carnegie Hall Clashmore 7.30pm
Mitchell the Chemist, Dornoch/On the door

Thu 7 April

Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness 8pm

Sat 9 April

The Warehouse Theatre, Lossiemouth 4pm and 8pm | £10/£8

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