Arran storyteller Marty Ross – who has given acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, London Horror Festival and on ArranSound radio, as well as writing drama for BBC & Audible – here performs magical tales for young and old while taking audiences on a journey through one of Arran’s secret treasures: the magical, mysterious woodland tended by the island’s Roots of Arran charity, with different scenes of the stories performed at various points of the walk.
These “promenade performances” will take the audience a little over a mile uphill and then return them safely to Brodick. On Sunday and Thursday afternoons Marty will perform fairy tales (such as a very Scottish “Beauty and the Beast” featuring a romantic hairy coo!). Audiences will simultaneously experience storytelling at its most dramatic and theatrical while discovering a little-known landscape that could, itself, have come directly from a fairy tale.
These are mobile performances and audiences should come equipped for outdoor walking on footpaths and grass. The performance will take approx. 1.5 hours.
Tickets are free and information on how to book can be found on the Roots of Arran website.
Marty will also perform evening ghostly tales on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6.30pm.