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The Deep by Jon Atli Jonasson (Translated by Graeme Maley)


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Icelandic play runs deep with North East Heritage
10ft Tall bring miraculous true tale of one man at sea to the North East of Scotland.

Based on a true story. 1999. The North Sea. A young fisherman who, in the midst of an unresolved life, finds his ship sinking under him. Steeped in the heritage of the North East fishing communities, Graeme Maley’s adaptation of The Deep spins a touching tale of one man’s struggle for survival at sea. A beautiful and universal story of love in adversity. Using live music, this one man monologue offers a compelling and unforgettable confrontation of what becomes important and relevant when lost at sea. The Deep was originally written by Jon Atli Jonasson, based on a miraculous true ocean event off the coast of Iceland.

Joyce McMillan on The Deep:
“…moves brilliantly from the absurdity of life to the pain of losing it, from the trivial to the most profound”

The Deep tours the North East of Scotland from the 14th-25th March. For more information on dates visit

The dates of our North East Tour are as follows

Thu 15th March - Tarland Hall, Tarland - 7.30pm
Fri 16th March - Crathes Hall, Crathes - 7.30pm
Sat 17th March - Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill - 7.30pm
Tue 20th March - Sat 24th March* - Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen - 7pm (* Including 2pm Matinee on Sat 24th March)

The cast and crew of The Deep includes

Andy Clark (The Da Vinci Code – Dir. Ron Howard, Bob Servant (BBC), River City – Series Regular, NTS)

Kevin Lennon (National Theatre of Scotland’s Peer Gynt, Dundee Rep’s ‘Sunshine on Leith, Best Actor at Critic’s Awards for Theatre In Scotland 2010)

Cameron Mowat (Co Artistic Director of 10ft Tall, National Theatre of Scotland, The Globe Theatre)

About 10ft Tall: 10ft Tall theatre is an Aberdeen based theatre company dedicated to bringing quality and unique theatrical experience to audiences in the North East of Scotland. It was formed in Winter 2016 and they have since shared their work with nearly 2,000 people from the North East of Scotland.

"With bags of energy and endeavour, 10ft Tall Theatre is finding a new audience for its work in Aberdeen" - Joyce McMillan - The Scotsman

“A brave and exciting new venture in Aberdeen” – Press and Journal


The Anatomy Rooms


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