IN TIME O' STRIFE
by Joe Corrie

Pathead Hall, National Theatre of Scotland, October 2013
Direction & Design: Graham McLaren / Lighting: Lizzie Powell / Composer: Michael John Mcarthy

 

The tale of a Fife mining community buckling under the strain of a seven-month lockout now features gutsy folk-punk renditions of Corrie poems by Michael John McCarthy and tense dance sequences choreographed by Imogen Knight.  The meeting of music, dance and drama is frequently exhilarating and, with the costumes nodding to 1984 – the year of the last big strike – as much as 1926, the production has a rare political anger.  The Guardian