Novelist, musician and playwright Luke Sutherland takes us on a journey in to Scotland’s dark colonial past. Following the death of his beloved grandmother, Raymond discovers a defaced family tree tucked away in her handbag. When his daughter picks up the research several years later, startling truths are unearthed regarding illegitimate children, witch-trials and the family’s involvement in Scotlands brutal slave trade. Drawing on the immediately recognisable form of podcast interview, Fortunes is a timely piece that puts the listener in the midst of family drama, as father and daughter are forced to confront their bloody heritage.
Creator/Sound Designer: Danny Krass
Directed by Finn den Hertog
Performed by George Anton, Saskia Ashdown & Ann Louise Ross
Original music composed and performed by Allison Stringer
Arrangement by Danny Krass
Earwig has been commissioned by Tron Theatre with support from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, administered by Creative Scotland.