Incredible journey along Calum’s road

Angela Hardie and Iain Macrae in a scene from Calum's Road. (Photograph by Drew Farrell).
Angela Hardie and Iain Macrae in a scene from Calum's Road. (Photograph by Drew Farrell).

Communicado Theatre Company and the National Theatre of Scotland will present Calum’s Road at the Webster Memorial Theatre.

The Arbroath venue will host the production on Tuesday, June 4, re-telling the remarkable true story of one man’s single-minded determination to challenge the powers-that be.

Calum’s Road was a massive hit with audiences when it toured Scotland originally in 2011, playing to sell out houses.

This year, due to popular demand, Communicado and the National Theatre of Scotland are re-mounting David Harrower’s elegiac adaptation of Roger Hutchinson’s book.

Alasdair Macrae, Ian Macrae, Ceit Kearney and Angela Hardie return to recreate their original roles and will be joined by Lewis Howden and Ben Winger.

Scottish playwright David Harrower brings to the stage the richly detailed description of a dying way of lie in northern Raasay.

Calum MacLeod, having battled the inaction of authorities on Raasay for years, sets off alone with a pick, a shovel and a wheelbarrow to build a road that will connect up the island. His daughter has been forced to board at secondary school on Skye and now Calum wants to turn the tide of neglect and indifference and keep his family - and his community- together.

His unpaid labour of love was to dominate the last 10 years of Calum’s life and leave behind a legacy - both practical and poetic- carved into the landscape he loved.

The production has been touring Scotland since May 17 and is at the Webster Memorial Theatre for one night only.

Tickets from the box office on 01241 435800 or www.webstertheatre.co.uk