Oban’s partner in unforgettable scenery building, the Isle of Kerrera, is expecting an exotic cargo at the Kerrera Tea Garden on 25th July. The hatches will open at 12noon and 3pm for all comers – and again at 7pm for islanders.
The Tea Garden is expecting something of a stampede for a magical summer day out – the boat over to the island, a 45 minute scenic walk to the Tea Garden, a delicious lunch – and a free outdoor show.
CARGO is a collaboratively devised work-in-progress production by the Stampede Ensemble, a chorus of individuals who tell their stories as actors rehearsing the scenes, arguing with and helping each other out.
With Cargo, they are devising a tragic sequel to the Greek dramatist Euripides’s epic story of The Trojan Women, on the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed and as their remaining families are to be taken away as slaves.
Stampede’s drama weaves a cloth of captivity, helplessness and resistance.
Weather permitting, the show – suitable for children – will be outdoors; but if not, it will be in a marquee.
In ancient Greece, the audiences had to walk in to their great stone theatres for their all day performances of three plays – two tragedies and a comedy.
Cargo offers today’s audiences the same experience of making a journey on foot for the revelation of unknown mysteries.
Join the stampede on 25th July.