Mull Little Theatre

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Mull Little Theatre began as the Thursday Theatre, an entertainment for the paying guests of the Druimard Guest House on the Isle of Mull in the Inner Scottish Hebrides. Built from the shell of an old byre (cowshed) in 1963 by Barrie and Marianne Hesketh, it grew in reputation and officially became "Smallest Professional Theatre in the World" according to the Guinness World Records.[1]

Since 1995 the company has been run by a voluntary Board of Directors, and also since that time the Artistic Director has been Alasdair McCrone.[1] The company dropped the 'little' from its name and became simply Mull Theatre.[2]

The last performance in the original Little Theatre was given in 2006, and a new Production Centre, capable of housing performances as well as rehearsals and workshops, was opened in July 2008 at Druimfin, just outside Tobermory, the main village on Mull. Mull Theatre is funded by the Scottish Arts Council in recognition of its importance in touring its productions throughout Scotland.

A Selection of Work Presented by the Theatre 1966 - 1984[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History". Mull Theatre. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  2. ^ Shirley English (2004-04-13). "Smallest theatre faces final curtain". The Times. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.margaretwheeler.com/emw-46-02.html

Coordinates: 56°36′16″N 6°2′20″W / 56.60444°N 6.03889°W / 56.60444; -6.03889