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20 04.19

Andrew John Tait in The Origins of Ivor Punch

Andrew John Tait takes to the stage in Oran Mor’s Play Pie and a Pint from 29 April – 4 May 2019


The Origins of Ivor Punch is a play based on the Edinburgh International First Book Award-winning novel ‘The Letters of Ivor Punch’ by musician and author Colin MacIntyre (Mull Historical Society).

Set in the present day and in the 1860’s on a remote Scottish island (based on the isle of Mull), it is about mythology and how it washes up against faith. Tragedy and superstition hang over the characters like a mist as we meet the funny and irrepressible Sergeant Ivor Punch, and his friend Randy. Only by discovering the truth about Ivor’s origins do we learn why the words ‘GOD IS LOVE’ have appeared painted on a cliff face, why his forbear is a Headless Horseman doing battle with a visiting Charles Darwin, and how the pioneering Victorian travel writer, Isabella Bird, and her sister, Henrietta, link the past to the present. The island is about to give up its secrets.

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