The Stornoway Way

  • Drama

Dogstar Theatre Company in association with An Lanntair

The Stornoway Way by Kevin MacNeil

A musical tragicomedy

Director Matthew Zajac

Set & Costume Design Ali Maclaurin

Sound Design Pippa Murphy

Lighting Design Andrew Wilson

Video Jim Hope

Original Songs by Willie Campbell, Kevin MacNeil & Colin Macleod

Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is packed with wit and wisdom, a romantic evocation and scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis.

Roman Stornoway, a struggling musician, and his best friend Eilidh are disaffected underachievers, who use alcohol to fuel and delay their dreams of escape from the island. Eventually they make their way to the city, where Roman is smitten by the mysterious Hungarian student Eva, and things go terribly wrong.

Irreverent, humorous and honest, The Stornoway Way is a bittersweet theatrical romcom, twisted, squeezed out and hungover, with a variety of voices from Lewis and an exciting soundtrack featuring Indy originals and traditional songs in Gaelic and English.

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

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