I collected stories about cars whilst I was National Theatre of Scotland’s Hitchhiker in Residence for this six-month project in Shetland which culminated in ten days of immersive theatre in cars all over the islands.
I was invited to work on this project as The White Wife, part legend, part ghost. I hitchhiked, served Sunday Teas from a campervan, bus conducted and worked on the ferries; I chased mobile libraries and hung out with the classic car club; I kept sketchbooks, I hosted the performances and I cameoed across the landscape.
Commissioned by National Theatre of Scotland in association with Shetland Arts. For Ignition, which invited all of Shetland’s inhabitants to explore our bittersweet relationship with cars, roads and journeys.