Back in 2008 I reported on the innovative theater company, The Motion Group, and their efforts to put together a stage musical of the classic 1973 film “The Wicker Man”. While they’ve only sold about half of the “shares” they made available to help fund the project, it looks like the ambitious play is hitting the stage in Scotland this August.
In the woods there grew a tree…
“Previews, opening and tour all coming into shape…. Previews at the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh: 4th and 5th August. Previews at the Pleasance Two in Edinburgh: 7th, 8th and 9th August – 11pm – 12.30am Run at the Pleasance Two in Edinburgh: 10th – 31st August (apart from the 18th) – 11pm – 12.30am Then Perth Rep, Eden Court in Inverness and the Glasgow Citizens Theatre in September and October….”
If you want to see the previews, you have to buy a “share” of the play, but tickets for the Edinburgh performances are on sale now. I can only hope, that if this adaptation is successful, it will end up in America someday. In the meantime, I urge my UK readers to catch the show, and tell me how it was.