No Great Mischief


David S. Young (Adapted from the novel by Alistair MacLeod)

About the Book

The long history of the Clan MacDonald begins in 1779 as Calum Ruadh leaves Scotland to begin a new life on Cape Breton Island. Haunted by the stories and songs of the ancestry, two brothers seek to reconcile their past with their present. From the writer of Glenn and Inexpressible Island (Scirocco Drama) comes this adaptation from the award-winning novel by Alistair MacLeod.


“Lovely, heartbreaking, funny and shocking.”
—The Ottawa Sun

“…sprang to life in the way that all theatre should.”
—The Ottawa Citizen

No Great Mischief captures hearts”
—Toronto Sun

About the Author

David Young is the author of the plays Glenn, Inexpressible Island (Scirocco Drama), Clout, Love is Strange, and Fire, which have been widely produced in Canada, the United States, and Europe. In a former life, he was President of the Coach House Press for ten years. David has also published two novels and written extensively for film and television, including a six-hour mini-series about medical relief work in the middle of the civil war in south Sudan.

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
96 pp, 5.5 x 8.5 in
1F/4M, doubling, 2 musicians