Mull Theatre brings The Drawer Boy to Bute

Mull Theatre's production of The Drawer Boy takes to the Rothesay Pavilion stage on October 2.
Mull Theatre's production of The Drawer Boy takes to the Rothesay Pavilion stage on October 2.

Coming soon to Rothesay Pavilion is Mull Theatre’s production of the Michael Healey play The Drawer Boy - a delightful, funny and bittersweet tale set in Canada.

It’s 1972, and a young actor, Miles, arrives on a small farm to do research for a role in a play about country life.

He moves in with two middle-aged farmers: stoical Morgan who is not too thrilled with the self-absorbed city boy, and Angus, who lost his short-term memory after being bombed in the war.

Miles soon finds himself embroiled in their complex and intricate personal histories as he uncovers a tragic past, riddled with guilt, secrecy, heartbreak and loss.

This award-winning, complex and warm-hearted play won huge acclaim when it first opened in Canada, and this is the first time it has toured Scotland.

Many of Mull Theatre’s productions owe a lot to the great tradition of storytelling. The Drawer Boy is all about stories, and on more than one level.

The Drawer Boy will be held at Rothesay Pavilion on Wednesday, October 2 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 for adults, £6 for concessions, and can be purchased by phoning the Pavilion on 01700 504250 or by visiting the box office.