"...It has something for everyone.
The blistering political and
comment of McGrath's The Cheviot,
The Stag And The Black, Black Oil
the haunting songs and pathos
of The Steamie..."
A LAND FIT FOR HEROES tells the dramatic, at times amusing, but ultimately
touching story of an ordinary family and in particular the matriarchal figure of
Based on an original story and set in the early part of the
Twentieth Century, the journey takes us through the events that effect their
lives including eviction from their Highland croft, moving to the big city,
emigration of a family member and the era of unemployment and the rise of
socialism in post First World War Glasgow.
wonderful Celtic music by composer Graham Stephen, a well-known and respected
songwriter and musician, A Land Fit For Heroes debuted at the Lemon Tree Theatre
in Aberdeen in June 2001, enjoying a limited sold-out run.
professional production was made possible thanks to the funding of the Scottish
Arts Council and Aberdeen City Council and the sponsorship of oil giant
The show gathered bouquets from a number of press scribes, a
selection of which are reproduced below. Just as importantly the audience
reaction was remarkable, many clearly enjoying great empathy with the characters
The show was performed by Greenock Players to mark their sixtieth anniversary
“...Definitely a musical fit for a worldwide audience...”
RODDY PHILLIPS, Press & Journal