‘In the Devil’s Name’ in development with Puppet Animation Scotland's Testroom 2017/2018
Gunshow is delighted to announce that our new production in development 'In Devil's Name' has been selected for Puppet Animation Scotland's Testroom.
Puppet Animation Scotland, supported by the National Theatre of Scotland, created Testroom in 2016 as a creative development opportunity for Scottish-based artists.
Based in Rockvilla, Glasgow, and facilitated by leading puppeteer Gavin Glover, Testroom offers artists of any discipline the opportunity to explore initial creative ideas which aim to place, at their heart, elements of live puppet or object manipulation. For more information on the programme and the artists involved click here.
We will experiment with initial creative ideas about a highly interesting 17th century Scottish historical figure, Isobel Gowdie, a young housewife from Aldearn in Narinshire who is remembered not just for being tried as a witch, but for her detailed confession.
What makes her trial in 1662 so interesting, apart for the detail, is that it was taken without the use of torture. Was this confession a result of psychosis or was it all really in the Devil’s name?
Lorraine Hemmings- Isobel
Previous theatre credits include My Rural My space for Out of The Darkness Theatre Company, A Bench on the road (Development)for Charioteer Theatre Company; Macbeth the Remix for Arts in Motion, as part of the 1st Findhorn Bay Arts Festival and When the Winter Wind Blows for Eden Court Theatre. Recent television and voiceover credits include Outlander (US TV series) for Starz Productions, The Cyber Room (short film) which was the winner of the Scottish government’s internet safety competition 2010, Breastfeeding -How much do teenagers know? (voiceover) for NHS Highland and A Century Untold (voiceover) for Eden Court Theatre.
Lorraine trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 1999.