Drama Promoters News
Lecture - Lesley Ferguson Wednesday, 3rd August, 8pm, 1 hour including questions followed by tea, age 12+, foyer event As part of our focus on the life of John Nicolson (1843 - 1934), whose paintings hang in this year's exhibition , this illustrated talk by the Head of Collections, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, will cover the archaeological work Nicolson and Tress Barry undertook around 1890 excavating local prehistoric sites. .
Sunday, 10th July, 8pm- FOYER PERFORMANCE seats £12 (cons. £10/£6) 2 hours including interval Elsa Mctaggart is a bluesy folk singer/songwriter who writes songs that stop conversations, has a voice that could stop wars and plays a fiddle that stops at nothing.
Fifty four local actors are currently in rehearsal for Caithness's five entries into the Scottish Community Drama Association annual One Act Play Festival. The plays will be publicly adjudicated over the SCDA festival's two nights on 25th and 26th Feb, performing at Thurso High School 7pm What makes this year's festival unique is that each of the two nights performances will feature both youth and adult entries, providing audiences with a variety of entertainment, and insight from adjudicator, Ron Nichol.
Saturday 10th July In Caithness Horizons Performances begin at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 Tickets are limited so anyone wanting to see the performance should phone Caithness Horizons on 01847 896508. Tickets are free but donations will be gratefully accepted on the day.
For jazz lovers and performers to come together and share a spirit of mutual enthusiasm. Visiting musicians will take part in an exciting day of master-classes and improvisation sessions open to musicians of any age/degree of musical ability with rehearsals of pieces for that evening's concert.
Book Launch "Blood in the Glens" by Jean McLennan. Time: 19:00:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 hour Interval: no Age suitability : 14+ The Centre is proud to launch a new book by a local writer.
Lyth Arts Centre - 6 October 2009 Time: 18:30:00 Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 5+ One of Scotland's favourite theatre companies is back again to give eight day-time school performances for local primary children plus this extra early-evening public performance. Not to be missed, Wee Stories have great stage craft and a delightful sense of humour.
Right Lines Productions present "Tour-a-Rural-Ceilidh-Band". Time: 19:30:00 Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 3 hours Interval: yes Age suitability : 14+ Enjoy an irresistible mixture of top quality music, song and ceilidh dancing with the band members from the legendary comedy ceilidh theatre show "The Accidental Death of an Accordionist" which we brought to Latheron and Lyth village halls back in 2002.
Caithness Arts will be presenting a mini 'Festival of Drama' early next month. Grey Coast Theatre Company will be spearheading the festival with a new play from Caithness writer George Gunn.
Dave Gorman SIT DOWN, PEDAL, PEDAL, STOP AND STAND UP Stand-up comedy bike tour of UK DAVE GORMAN is going back on the road. And when we say "on the road" we really mean it.
A Sinclair Odyssey combines arts and archaeology to tell the stories of the Sinclair Clan of Caithness. With a glittering Street Parade and an opportunity to step back in time at The Gathering, Odyssey will explore the themes of Ancestry and Homecoming in the county of Caithness.
It's 1972. After devoting his lifetime to sweetening the soundtracks of the stars with canned laughter, Ed looks back over his career and finds himself having to decide who should get the last laugh.
Thurso Players are busy gearing up for their latest production and, with an onstage cast of 21 along with an offstage support team of 20, it is proving to be a quite a considerable undertaking. Directed by Denise Imrie, 'As You Like It', is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare written between 1598 and1600 and first published in the folio of 1623.
Stellar QuinesTheate Company At Lyth Arts Centre 28 February 2009 - 8.00pm In "Baby Baby" by Vivian French Suitable for 13+ Contains strong language Pinky and April always see each other about town. They are both 15 but that's the ONLY thing they have in common.
Once upon a time a very poor woodcutter lived in a tiny cottage in the forest with his two children, Hansel and Gretel. His second wife often ill-treated the children and was forever nagging the woodcutter.
I will be holding auditions at 5 Heathfield Road, Thurso at 7.30pm on the 20th of June for Yasmina Reza's play, 'Art'. Rehearsals will begin the following Sunday and take place 3 nights a week.
SWINDLE & DEATH by Peter Arnott "Entertaining Scotland since 1707" Lth Arts Centre - www.lytharts.org.uk Mull Theatre in 'Swindle & Death' Time: 8:00:00 PM Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Tickets Ordinary £12 Members £10 OAPs £10 Children, students, unwaged £6 What is the secret behind this most long-lived and ridiculous theatre company? For years they have been touring their sentimental porridge of tartan and nostalgia around the Highlands... how do they manage to keep going with this Cullen skink of claymores and crudity, sgian dubhs and sexual innuendo? Marjorie, an intrepid spy from the Scottish Arts Council, infiltrates the company to find out.
I, Lear Directed by Cal McCrystal I,LEAR IS HEADING TO THE WEST END FOR AN EXTENDED FOUR-WEEK RUN: July 21st - August 16th But you have the chance to see it at Lyth Arts Centre on 19th June 2008 Lyth Arts Centre www.lytharts.org.uk The Black Sheep in 'I, Lear' Time: 8:00:00 PM Location: Lyth Arts Centre Length: 1 1/2 hrs Interval: yes Age suitability : 11+ Tickets Ordinary £12 Members £10 OAP £10 Children, Students, Unwaged £6 'I have never seen anything so funny in a theatre in my life. A fantastically original performance, with exceptional execution.
Lyth Jazz Exchange June '08 featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Ian Shaw & The Caithness Big Band Lyth Arts Centre www.lytharts.org.uk - 4th June 2008 Ticket prices include a cold buffet served at 8.40pm Ordinary price £24.00 Members £20.00 OAPs £20.00 Children, students, unwaged £8.00 limited to 50, only available by postal application and prepayment This will be a gala evening of jazz featuring two of Britain's top jazz vocalists and the 17-piece Caithness Big Band. For this tour Jacqui, daughter of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth will have two guitarists Mike Walker and Chris Allard as an intimate backing to accompany her choice of standards - "In the Mood for Love".
21 May 2008 This unique tour brings together three duos consisting of fiddle players with contrasting styles from different countries together with their musical partners. The three fiddle players are Bruce Molsky (USA), Gerry O'Connor (Ireland) and Mike Vass (Scotland), all well-respected and highly talented.