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Audiences comments to shape new Inverness plays

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Image caption Audiences will be encouraged to give their views on the plays

Audiences will be encouraged to comment on four new plays when they are performed for the first time at the Highlands' biggest theatre.

Inverness Playwriting Group said the opinions would help steer production of the plays at the city's Eden Court.

Actors are being sought for several roles, including characters who speak English with a Dutch accent.

The plays will be presented at the theatre on 26 and 27 March as rehearsed readings with professional direction.

The plays were written by Jennifer Morag Henderson, Calum Macfarlane, Terry Langdale and Phil Baarda.

Ms Henderson's Mackay Country: the Life and Songs of Ewen Robertson is centred around the true story of a crofter who opposed the Highland Clearances.

He dedicated himself to poetry after the death of his fiance, who drowned the night before their wedding.

Gerry and the Glasshouse by Mr Baarda is about a man trying to come to terms with his relationship with his father and his own impending fatherhood.

Mr Macfarlane's Miss-spent Grief is about a teenage boy and his dysfunctional family.

The Bench by Mr Langdale is a tragic/comic look at how two men's lives collide.

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