“… this collage of everyday experience is tremendously nourishing, heart-warming and affecting. Like life itself, you want it to go on for ever.” Mark Fisher, The Scotsman ★★★★

Hand Me down is an original show made with ten women from one family in Port Glasgow. It explores female relationships in families and what is passed down through generations. What we treasure most and what we leave behind.

It was first created at the Arches in Glasgow and the Traverse in Edinburgh as part of the Arches Platform 18 Award for New Work 2010. It then went on to tour nationally with support from Creative Scotland.


Devised and performed by: Helen Boyd, Christine Buchanan, Margaret Hendry, Heather McDermid, Moira McBride, Kirsty Gibson, Molly McBride, Emma Robertson, Frances Twaddle and Lucinda Jones

Devised and Directed by: Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore
Designed by: Rachel O’Neill
Lighting Design by: Kate Bonney
Company Management:  Viviane Hullin
Production Management: Fiona Kennedy
Press & Marketing: Ruth Marsh
Print Design: Josh Armstrong


★★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Herald


Photos: Carrie Hay