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1974 - 2014   40 years of continuing success




Our popular Spring tour of "A Slow Air"

Borderline 2014 spring tour -
                    award winning play - A Slow Air


Borderline is delighted to present a Scottish tour of Sue Glover's 'The Straw Chair' in Spring 2015

- the first in 27 years! -

Directed by Liz Carruthers in a co-production with Hirtle Productions.

Borderline Theatre Company, in association with Hirtle Productions presents

The Straw Chair

Written by Sue Glover and Directed by Liz Carruthers.

In the early eighteenth century, it’s a stormy start to marriage for 17-year-old Isabel and her minister husband Aneas, arriving from Edinburgh onto the remote island of Hirta (St. Kilda).

Amongst the inhabitants lives Lady Grange, based on a true historical figure named Rachel Chiesley, who’s desperate to return to civilisation. Isabel is appalled yet fascinated by Rachel, who tells the young bride unfamiliar stories of betrayal and abduction. While Isabel uncovers alarming similarities, battling between youthful exhilaration and the danger of being too troublesome a wife, Lady Grange clings with tragic dignity to the two things she has left in the world – a consuming rage and an old straw chair.

A captivating play of profound power by the award-winning author of ‘Bondagers’ about liberty, lost love, marriage and female empowerment.


“A beguiling combination of things, starting with the incredible story of Lady Grange, banished by her husband to the remoteness of St Kilda. Hung around this framework is an evocation, as light and sharp as spindrift, of the strange life on the island.” - Scotland on Sunday

Tour now booked but some dates could be made available - contact or phone for details. 

30 March An Lanntair, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis *post discussion
7.30pm; £10/£9 members (£8)
01851 708480

01 April Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye
7.30pm; £12 (£10)
01471 844 207

03 April Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
7:30pm; £14 (£12/£8 under 18s)
01463 234 234

04 April Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Birnam
8:00 pm; £14 (£12 conc. £5 under 16s)
01350 727674

07 April Ardross Community Hall, Ardross
8pm; £10 (£7)
01349 880591

08 April Astley Hall, Arisaig
7.30pm; £7 (£6)
01687 450263

10 April Mull Theatre, Druimfin, Tobermory
8pm; £10 (£6 U18s & members)
01688 302211

11 April The Tower Digital Arts Centre, Helensburgh
7.30pm; £9 (£7)
01436 820 369

14-18 April Tron Theatre, Glasgow  *post show discussion
7.45pm; Tue-Thu £14 (£10), Fri-Sat £16 (£12)
0141 552 4267

21 April Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld
7.45pm; £12 (£8/£6)
01236 732887

22 April Carlops Village Hall, Penicuik
7.30pm; £10 (£6 under 16s)
07773 024 024

23-25 April Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh *post show discussion
7.30pm; £16 (£13/£8)
0131 228 1404

28 April Paisley Arts Centre, Paisley
7.30pm; £10 (£6)
0300 300 1210

29 April Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
7.30pm; £13.50 (£12.50/£10 students)
01292 288 235

30 April Adam Smith Theatre, Fife
7.30pm; £12 (£10/£5 students)
01592 583302

01 May Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk
8pm; £12 (£10 under 16s)
01750 22204

02 May Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
7.30pm; £12 (£10/£7 under 18s)
0131 665 2240

07 May Bernera Community Centre, Great Bernera
7.30pm; £8 (£5)   (£20 Group of 4 in advance)
01851 612411

08 May Tarbert Community Centre, Tarbert, Isle of Harris
7.30pm; £8 (£5)  (£20 Group of 4 in advance)
07584 578759

09 May Carinish Village Hall, North Uist
7.30pm; £8 / £5  (£20 Group of 4 in advance)
01851 700475

*Post show discussions
30 Mar – An Lanntair, Stornoway
16 Apr – Tron Theatre, Glasgow
23 Apr – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Moving Forward

A New dawn for Borderline

Borderline has just passed its 40th year and, as with many touring companies, experienced many ups and downs, over the years.  However, one constant has been the desire and commitment of the Board and its team to move forward, building on the successes over the year - some of which are shown here.

Developments with the Gaiety and other theatres throughout Scotland are underway and we are planning to launch a new website and further activities that will celebrate our success in serving Scotland with theatre that encourages everyone to experience the joy of live theatre. 

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Borderline's work has been supported by amongst others The Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Gannochy Trust, The Moffat Charitable Trust, The Cattanach Charitable Trust, The James Wood Bequest Fund.

creative Scotland sponsors My Romantic
              History    NAC sponsors
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              Lottery funds My Romantic History


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