Winner - Best Use of Music, Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2005
Director - Wils Wilson
Writers - Jackie Kay & Jacqui Clark
Composer - Hugh Nankivell
Designer / Visual Artist - Karen Chubb
HOME Shetland took audiences on a journey around the Lerwick-Aberdeen ferry Hjatland, in dock in Lerwick Harbour before its nighttime voyage to the mainland.
After being greeted by the purser or gatekeeper, a figure of both the everyday and mythical world, the audience, wearing headphones, were guided through the upper deck, where stories and songs interwove exploring home - what it means to have one, to lose one, to return and to escape.
Gradually a central story emerged, as audience experienced a one-on-one performance in a cabin, and then gave up their headphones and proceeded down to the car deck, where a sound installation and performance filled the epic space. The final lullaby was played over the car stereo as you drove off the ferry and back to dry land.
HOME Shetland was part of the National Theatre of Scotland's launch project, HOME, which created 10 site-specific events on the theme of home which were performed simultaneously across Scotland in February 2005.
Photographer: Dominic Ibbotson