The Devil’s Larder

October-November 2015

Scottish Tour

Grid Iron’s revival, ten years on from its first production, played the Leith Customs House, The Haining country house in Selkirk, the old Oban Primary School and the Melvich Hotel. Based on Jim Crace’s novella of the same name, Ben’s adaptation was created afresh for each site, with the dramaturgy of the building shaping, editing and re-ordering the scenes. Crace’s sinuous, witty and subversive text found new resonance, particularly in the context of the refugee crisis and our ever more foody culture.

A fine ensemble cast of Grid Iron regulars David Paul Jones, Charlene Boyd and Tony Strachan were joined by newcomers Ashley Smith and Jonny Austin with Mary McMaster on harp