Awkward Stranger in association with Hame Productions present
Doorways in Drumorty
based on short stories by Lorna Moon
Friday 3 May 2019 / 7.30pm
£12.00 / £10.00
Born and raised in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Lorna Moon was an author, poet and leading Hollywood screenwriter. For years, she was its highest paid female scriptwriter writing screen plays for movies starring the likes of Norma Shearer, Gloria Swanson and Lon Chaney Jr. Yet her book of short stories 'Doorways in Drumorty' was banned from the local Strichen library for 50 years because the town's inhabitants were horrified at recognising themselves in the books characters!
Set in a 1920s gossipy, rural Aberdeenshire community, this witty play is based on that same Lorna Moon book. Laugh-out-loud funny yet steering through a sharply satirical observation of the personal agonies of the town's inhabitants beset by the strict observance of moral codes and prohibitions. It is as moving as it is amusing.
This is a new production of Mike Gibb’s acclaimed play which was first performed in 2010 to sold-out audiences.