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Thank God for John Muir

In 1867, the 29 year old John Muir punctures his right eye in a saw mill accident that changes the course of his life. Thinking he is permanently blinded he realises the enormity of his loss and all the spectacle of nature that he might never see again.  This leads him to dark imaginings of the plight of the world and the realisation that we must all work together to prevent it.

Featuring Garry Collins and Annie Grace.

Latest comments

  1. Robin Paine said;

    11 May 2011, 9:04 am

    A tour de force! A blinded John Muir in Wisconsin at 28 remembers the natural beauty of his Scottish and American worlds with a poetic and anguished monologue. As his sight returns unexpectedly he pledges to protect the natural world. Award-winning Playwright, Andrew Dallmeyer accurately draws on his knowledge and love of the ecology of Muir’s birthplace, Dunbar, East Lothian while Collin’s Muir journey’s towards the light.

  2. annie knight said;

    12 May 2011, 12:08 pm

    Well done Garry , I heard you were amazing, not surprised, your Aeriel view is great what a Photo. Have a wonderful week and a last night party. Hugs Annie.x.x

  3. Grace Mackinnon said;

    17 May 2011, 12:41 pm

    A bare stage with a single chair and a woman in black playing the small pipes – were we in for an hour’s dreich? John Muir’s quietly hypnotic and poetic monologue of his young life and his growing love of the natural world seeped into the bones and the mind; little for us to see but much to imagine. Garry Collins’s performance was at once restrained and passionate (only in the last few seconds did we actually see his eyes unbound and open) while Annie Grace’s sympathetic musical accompaniment helped create exactly the right unobtrusive backdrop.
    A small gem of a play, an unexpected delight.

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