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Hector MacMillan Technician     Playwright     Luthier Honorary President: Scottish Society of Playwrights

Honorary Fellow: Association For Scottish Literary Studies

“If we investigate only by physical and chemical means, we can only get physical and chemical answers.”

Sir Alister Hardy, FRS

Eine Kleine Nachtmutze

Commissioned by Tron Theatre, Glasgow. 1981. Director Ida Schuster.

The newly-opened and short-of-funds Tron was in the market for one-actor one-act plays. Not being particularly attracted to writing 30-minute monologues, I set out to write a two-actor piece for the price of one. Director Ida Schuster and actor Eileen Nicholas accepted the technical challenge of pre-recording half of the play on video-tape then dovetailing the “live” performance into the recording.

Video Enterprises [Eileen and author] mounted a second production for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1982.

“technically innovative .. challenging in content” Scotsman

“fluent and witty” Sunday Standard

“black comedy .. a rare treat of good writing and controlled wit” NB Festival Times