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A tough and funny play about Glaswegian orphans forcibly transplanted to the Islands.

In 1967, Alex and Mary are ‘homers’, sent from care homes in Glasgow to live with a new family in the Islands. They are thrown into the kaleidoscope of island life: the teacher who barks in a strange language; the Minister and his penchant for Elvis; Andrena with her fetish for Hebridean delicacies. When Alex pushes his new dad too far he is sent back to Glasgow into the care of Mr Pig, a sadistic butcher. But Mary, back on the island, has troubles of her own. So Alex finds himself on the ferry again, slicing through the black mirror of the sea.

Cast : 4M, 2F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-727-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


IAIN FINLAY MACLEOD has written over twenty plays which have been performed professionally. His work has been shown in a number of countries - the US, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and London. Some of his plays are Somersaults (National Theatre of Scotland), The Bends (RSAMD), The Pearlfisher, I was a Beautiful Day and Broke and Homers, (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh). Iain Finlay wrote St Kilda - The Opera, a large-scale multi-discipline theatre piece which was shown at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009.  This was shown simultaneously in five different countries in 2008. He has written a number of plays for radio among them Mr Anwar’s Farewell to Stornoway, The Pearlfisher (Radio 4) and Frozen (Radio Scotland). He has worked as an adaptor of works for radio - The Kitchen Child, Raven Black and White Nights. He has written two short stories for Radio 4 - Rock of Eye and Hallaig. Film work includes The Innaccessible Pinnacle, which was nominated for two BAFTA awards in writing categories. He has published four novels in the Gaelic language.