In 1933 The Daily Mail sent big game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell to investigate reports of a strange creature in Loch Ness, and a world-famous monster was born. This is the start of the fantastic and absurd true story, which inspired Loch Ness Monster Hunter an original and cockle-warming comedy, set to live folk music.
Follow Marmaduke to the suspicious wee village of Drumnadrochit and meet the lovable and eccentric locals as he attempts to get to the bottom of the mysterious sightings and, just maybe, the dark loch itself.
Though names have been changed to protect the innocent, (except Marmaduke’s which is gold you just can’t write) our cast of characters are all based on real people; the first person to report a monster sighting to a national paper, who just so happens to manage the loch’s only hotel; the enthusiastic and feckless water-bailiff and amateur journo who spread the tale; a groundskeeper with a sordid past and an alluring young virgin tracing his family’s sinister roots. Folk dealing with the loss of their heritage and the fracturing of their close community who take it upon themselves to forge a new one, with... unexpected consequences.
Loch Ness Monster Hunter premiered at Bedlam Theatre at the 2015 Fringe Festival with great success.
"They're almost the Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright of the Edinburgh Festival... reaches Blackadder levels of buffoonish humour" (BroadwayBaby)
Cast: Will Hearle, Abby Jackson, Joe McArdle, Craig Methven and Martin MacLennan