Preview: Where The Crow Flies

Keira Lucchesi stars in Where the Crow Flies at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Pic: Contributed

Keira Lucchesi stars in Where the Crow Flies at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Pic: Contributed

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FRESH from a seven year stint in Shiledinch, ex-River City star Keira Lucchesi comes to the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Where The Crow Flies, a new play by Lisa Nicoll about starting over, gaining trust, building friendships and trying to get rid of the labels that are put upon us.

Ostracised by the community she lives in, Carrie feels isolated from the world. Her husband is in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit and her baby son won’t stop crying.

Feeling alone and with no-where to turn Carrie has little interaction with anyone until a new neighbour moves in next door. But is the incomer all that she seems?

In her first theatre role since leaving River City, Lucchesi plays Emily and is joined on stage by Angela Darcy, recently seen in Janis Joplin: Full Tilt, as Carrie.

Researched in the community of Blackburn, West Lothian with local women, Where the Crow Flies has been commissioned by Sense over Sectarianism in association with the Scottish Government, and is one of more than 300 events and productions staged as part of the 10th Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 2016 programme.

Time is the theme for the 2016 Festival, which takes place in venues across Scotland from until 31 October.

One of the world’s largest social justice festivals, with annual attendances of over 25,000, the Festival aims to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

For Nicoll, who has been working as a playwright and producer for the last seven years, the tour of Where The Crow Flies follows on from the successes of her one woman plays Home Run and Acceptance which toured for six years across Scotland.

She is also the a author of teenage novel Leathered.

A Q&A with members of the cast and creative team will be held after tonight’s performance.

Where the Crow Flies, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, tonight and tomorrow, 7.30pm, ​£10, ​0131-556 9579