The Electrifying Mr Johnston by Robert Dawson-Scott plus Bite Size (Scottish Tour)

The world premiere of The Electrifying Mt Johnston by Robert Dawson Scott, plus BITE-SIZE (script-in-hand play excerpts).

A Mull Theatre production.

A new play about one of Scotland's great unsung heroes, Tom Johnston, once described by Churchill as the 'King of Scotland', focusing on his struggles to bring "light to the glens." Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring, he sought to transform the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands & Islands.

A story of power-and the struggle for it.


An informal programme of script-in-hand play readings of new plays and works-in-progress. Readings, encounters, questions & answers, feedback and chat offer audiences the chance to be part of and enjoy the fun of the creative process.

Reproduction of the Tom Johnston portrait by kind permission of Scottish Friendly Assurance.

Tour Dates:

Mull Theatre | Isle of Mull
Fri 8 February
Box office: 01688 302211

Corran Halls | Oban
Sat 9 February
Box office: 01631 569 915

Astley Hall | Arisaig
Mon 11 February

Appin Village Hall | Appin
Tues 12 February
Box office: 01631 730507

Victory Hall | Benderloch
Wed 13 February
Box office:01631 720382

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre | Edinburgh
Fri 15 February

The Beacon Arts Centre | Greenock
Sat 16 February

Bowmore Hall | Islay
Tues 19 February

Tarbert Village Hall | Tarbert, Argyll
Wed 20 February

Dunoon Burgh Hall | Dunoon
Thurs 21 February

Macrobert Arts Centre | Stirling
Fri 22 February

The Brunton | Musselburgh
Sat 23 February
Box office: 0131 665 2240

The Sunart Centre | Strontian
Mon 25 February

Plockton Village Hall | Plockton
Tues 26 February

The Aros Centre | Isle of Skye
Wed 27 February

Resolis Memorial Hall | Dingwall
Thurs 28 February

Lyth Arts Centre | Wick
Fri 1 March

Portgordon Village Hall | Buckie
Sat 2 March

Eastwood Park Theatre | Giffnock
Mon 4 March

Birchvale Theatre | Dalbeattie
wed 6 March

Glencairn Memorial Inst. | Moniaive
Thurs 7 March

Paisley Arts Centre | Paisley
Fri 8 March

Eastgate Theatre | Peebles
Sat 9 March

Written by Robert Dawson-Scott

More Information:

Please see venues for booking information

Date and Location:

Tour Dates TBC

Start Date: Friday, 8 February, 2019

End Date: Monday, 4 March, 2019

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