This Land: The Story of Woody Guthrie


For years people have been a packing up and leaving the drought country and dust bowl parts, a comin to California.

Myself and David Broad (see previous post) have been closely involved with a play about Woody Guthrie devised and directed by Steve Byrne of Interplay theatre fame ever since we first responded to an ad back in 2005. Crazily we were accepted and travelled around the country performing in a spectacular multi sensory play for children with special educational needs. The experience was eye opening to say the least but later we performed the same play for mainstream audiences in small venues. People seemed to be intrigued. Many Ray’s and Walk The Line’s later the play resurfaced for performances sans Michael Rossiter at the West Yorkshire Playhouse but con un David Broad.

Jettison even further forward in time to the current time at which I am rapidly typing and you will be able to bear witness to the folk onslaught of myself, David Broad and many more in This Land at Zoo Southside at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (yes capital letters) from today until the 18th August 2012 bingo. For more info and to give my index fingers a rest see here:


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  1. Roberta

    Just returned home after watching the play this evening. It was wonderful!! The audience didn’t want to leave and kept on applauding – would have been nice if the cast had come back for another bow, they certainly deserved it. Faultless, beautiful performances from everyone.

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