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Theatre production to explore Unst sociology study

YOUNG people across Shetland are being invited to take part in a new National Theatre of Scotland production about a renowned sociological study of people in Unst.

People aged 14-26 will research, create and perform The Presentation of Unst in Everyday Life, which is also being made in conjunction with Canadian entertainment company Mammalian Diving Reflex.

The production will take inspiration from the work of Canadian sociologist Erving Goffman, who lived in Unst for one year in the late 1940s when he was a student.

He said he was going to study the local economy – but instead he secretly penned a book about the people of Unst called The Presentation of Self In Everyday Life.

The show will premiere in Unst in October as part of the Futureproof Festival.

A number of information events will be held in March which will be open to people interested in taking part.

The 9pm-10pm event in Unst on 14 March will also be open to people who met, or knows someone who met, Goffman.

To register interest in any of the events, visit here. The itinerary is as follows:

Monday 12 March 2018

Anderson High School, Lerwick (interval & lunch time). 
Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick (ground floor hall) 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Anderson High School, Lerwick (interval & lunch time). 
Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick (room 9) 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Baltasound Hall, Unst, 6pm-7pm & 7pm–8pm
. Baltasound Hall, Unst, 9pm – 10pm.

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