An acclaimed play by a north-east writer which has just finished its run in Aberdeen will be performed in Inverness this week.
Lost at Sea, which was at His Majesty’s Theatre, will head to the Highland capital’s Empire Theatre from Thursday to Saturday.
Morna Young’s fishing drama has landed four nominations in the prestigious Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).
The production is up for Best Ensemble, Best Director for Ian Brown, Best Design for Karen Tennent and Katharine Williams, and Best Music and Sound for Pippa Murphy.
Inspired by the loss of the playwright’s fisherman father who went missing when he fell overboard from the Ardent II trawler in the North Sea in 1989, the play had its world premiere in Perth Theatre on April 25.
Mike Griffiths, interim chief executive of Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation behind Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre said: “We are delighted that Perth Theatre is once again on the list of CATS nominations.
“It has taken several years to get Morna’s beautiful, funny and moving play, Lost at Sea, on stage and it is very exciting to be taking the production on its world premiere tour across Scotland.
“The response from audiences has been overwhelmingly positive and emotional.”
Ms Young said: “I’m really delighted that Lost at Sea has been recognised by the CATS awards. I wrote the play in 2011 and it has been an enormous journey of blood, sweat and tears to reach this stage of production.
“Those we have lost at sea live on through the stories we share and I hope, in some small way, this work helps honour their memory.
“I am thrilled by the positive response from audiences and critics alike and delighted that the work of the team has been recognised.”