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 Post subject: Willie MacRae's murder
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:04 pm 
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I've had numerous requests to stage my play 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae again, and we are planning a tour of Scotland in 2015. In the meantime, I've decided to put the play on for three nights only in Edinburgh on December 9/10/11 at Discover 21, St Margarets House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh.
The creation of this play has been quite a journey - I tied to approach the research with an open mind, to allow 'reasonable doubt', but came to the conclusion that Willie was murdered, most likely by the State. We can pick any one of several reasons why Willie's death would have suited the establishment, and to this end we will have a discussion after these shows.
Willie was a patriot and a tireless campaigner against the nuclear industry - he was a champion of the cause of freedom not only at home, but elsewhere in the world. The more people we can reach with this play, the more Willie's story will be passed on to others.
Show starts at 7.30pm. There will be a 20 minute interval for refreshments before the post-show discussion.
I do hope some of you can come along.
Tickets on sale now for December performances of 3000 Trees: The Death of Mr William MacRae by Andy Paterson.
Herald 'Four Stars', fringereview.com 'Outstanding Show'.
Use the link below to book tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/953749


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:29 am 
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Apologies for the delay in this appearing, I only just noticed that it required admin approval...

Having seen the play myself (as have several other members here) I would heartily recommend it to anyone who has not. The discussion afterwards will probably be quite lively, I would think!

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Unfortunately the Edinburgh shows in December have had to be cancelled due to personal circumstances. There is however one show this side of Christmas on 13 December in st Fillans Church Hall, Moss Road, Kilmacolm Saturday 13 December at 7.30 pm - tickets on door. Dates are now being confirmed for 2015 and I'll post them here also.


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I went to see this play twice and was moved by it. Andy Pattersons performance brings Willie to life and it's a must see for anyone interested in Willie McRae.

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Due to personal circumstances the Edinburgh performances in December have been cancelled. There is a performance in Kilmacolm on Saturday 13 December in St Fillans Church Hall, Moss Road, Kilmacolm - 7.30pm, tickets on the door. More dates for 2015 follow but we can also confirm the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock on 24 April.


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A great play. A Saltire still appears now and again at the memorial cairn. One thing about Scotland's arts and culture they will never destroy, the power of our performing arts to deliver the truth.


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Hi all

We're looking to host the 3000 trees play in our community hub/cafe on the 19th of February.

The hubs address is Forward, 252 Main Street, Stenhousemuir, Falkirk, FK5 3JP.

More info r.e ticket prices & time to follow.

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I should be home then, so might actually get to see it at last - been booked for Kirkcaldy and Cupar previously but had to call off for family reasons both times!

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details have been finalised, the play will be held at the Forward hub, 252 Main Street, Stenhousemuir, Falkirk, FK5 3JP. Friday 19th February, 19:30 - 22:30

Tickets available online http://m.bpt.me/event/2494481

Hope to see a few of you there.


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Seen it and recommend it. There's not enough onstage in this line.

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