Naked Rambler Sparks Play
The bare-cheeked Lands End to John o'Groats walker has inspired a play, however like the naked rambler himself, the reception has not been uniformly positive...
Posted: 2 December 2004
A little (bare)foot note to the naked rambler saga that transfixed
the national media last year...
A pair of playwrights have produced a play based on the exploits
of Steve Gough who walked from Lands End to John O'Groats wearing
nowt but a pair of hiking boots, stopping only to be arrested on
Like Gough however, the play has not had a uniformly positive
reception with staff at Kingussie High School barring a performance
from their premises on the grounds that the content is 'inappropriate
for an educational establishment'.
The play reportedly, is a comedy which aims to use Gough's story
to explore the attitudes of people to nudity in a serious way. It
apparently focuses on a tiny community in the north of Scotland
waiting for the naked rambler's arrival.
Who Bares Wins by Euan Martin and Dave Smith is now on a 15-venue
tour of Scotland, but not, we fear, in Kingussie. See the full
story on the thisisnorthscotrland web site.
details at the Scottish Arts Council.
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