- Tue 23 to Sat 27 October 2012
- King's Theatre
- Evenings: 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat: 2.30pm
- 1 hour 40 mins
- £29.50 - £14
Aberdeen Performing Arts presents
THE CONE GATHERERS
By Robin Jenkins
Adapted by Peter Arnott
Directed by Kenny Ireland
Designed by Hayden Griffin
The Cone Gatherers is a haunting tale of good versus evil, and demonstrates the destructive power of envy and prejudice.
This classic Scottish novel tells the tale of two brothers gathering cones in a forest on a Scottish estate in order to replenish the trees felled for the war effort. Neil, and his hunchbacked brother Calum, lead happy and contented lives in these beautiful surroundings, completely detached from the destruction of the Second World War. However, their innocence and happiness is threatened by the dark, obsessive hatred of Duror, the gamekeeper and the deep prejudices of the class system of the time. The obsessions of Duror grow stronger throughout the story, building to a devastating climax.
Robin Jenkins’ greatest novel is brought to life by the creative team behind HMT’s two critically acclaimed productions, Sunset Song and The Silver Darlings, in a brand new adaptation by Scottish dramatist Peter Arnott.
The Cone Gatherers’ visit to Edinburgh has been made possible through Stage One investment from Creative Scotland.
The Guardian - read review here