Gilded Balloon presents
Horse McDonald in Careful
Written by Lyn Ferguson
Directed by Maggie Kinloch
Friday 24th March, 7.30pm
The world premiere of Scottish singer-songwriter Horse McDonald’s autobiographical play, CAREFUL - a journey from a Kelpie Six in the Brownies to one of Scotland's most celebrated singers, and through those times when she had to be... careful. Growing up gay in Lanark in the 70s, when the reward was half a pack of fruit pastilles… when, later, the lady on the train tells you about the doctor you should meet…
Horse McDonald is iconic. She has few peers and her breath-taking stagecraft is utterly unique. Her voice has been described as a ‘finely honed instrument’, moving and uplifting. Having released eight albums over the years, her latest, Home, was released under Horse’s own label Randan Records. Horse has opened and toured with international artists such as Tina Turner, BB King, Bryan Ferry and Burt Bacharach.
Lynn Ferguson has written for BBC, Pixar and CBS including her own sitcom. Maggie Kinloch was a founding director of the National Theatre of Scotland, and now serves on the board of Creative Scotland.
"A voice like folds of very rich chocolate." Iain Banks