Drama Promoters News
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.
The Scottish Arts Council (SAC) has announced that as from April 2009 it will cease to fund Lyth Arts Centre, the only dedicated professional arts venue in Caithness. The Council has funded the Centre on an annual basis since it first opened in 1977.
Lyth Arts Centre - 23 April 2008 Time: 6:00pm Length: 1 hour Age suitability : 4+ "We are proud to play host to one of Scotland's most successful children's theatre companies which is to give eight performances of a delightful work about friendship and trust. Over 400 children from rural schools in the east of Caithness and Wick will see the show during the week but we are adding an extra family performance on Wednesday at 6pm.
Club Tromolo is a nine-strong team from Glasgow presenting wonky cabaret, music and dancing. Described by The List as "The most original club night in years ", acts include madly eccentric and surreal characters like ferret-juggling Frank Percy OBE, Mystic Martin, Suzie Sparkle, static acrobat troupe The Flying Frumpingtons, the Govan Seer and many more.
Prime Productions with The Byre Theatre, St.Andrews present Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Adapted by Jo Clifford Directed by Ben Twist Sound Design by David Fennessy Designed by Monika Nesbit Thursday 6th March 2008 Charles Dickens' classic story of love and mystery makes terrific theatre. Pip longs to be a gentleman, but he is haunted by the memory of the mysterious Magwitch.
Thurso Players invite you to come along and meet the 'Trotts' at their annual Christmas Panto at Thurso High School. This year's production, Jack & the Beanstalk starts its run at 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th December and will be on, at the same time, each evening up to and including Saturday 15th December.
Held in the stunning Lyth Arts Centre near Wick, Caithness, the Carole Sutherland Saxophone Course offers the opportunity for saxophonists of all ages and levels the chance to learn and perform with others in a supportive and relaxed environment. To attend the Course you don't have to be a whizz kid on the saxophone although some playing experience would be helpful! The Course will begin on Friday 28th September at 8pm with a short recital given by Carole Sutherland (saxophone) and Laura Baxter (piano).
Thurso Players take to the stage again later this month in what has been one of their busiest years for amateur productions. The latest offering, 'Educating Rita', directed by Iain MacDonald, is a play for two characters and is set entirely in a lecturer's office at a Liverpool University.
Lyth Arts Centre brings the wonder of Puppet Theatre to Caithness for children over 5 and families. Indigo Moon theatre group specialises in this art form and is wonderfully entertaining.
Northumbrian based duo Landermason will be performing at Thurso's Mill Theatre next week as part of their extensive UK tour, promoting their latest album release, 'The Reason'. The song-writing duo of Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, saxophone, whistles, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason (vocals & guitars) have developed a unique sound displaying their undoubted talents as musicians.
Thurso Players' latest production, 'Habeas Corpus', directed by John Glen, takes to the stage for a three night run starting on Tuesday 26th June. Now, while 'Habeas Corpus' is a legal term meaning 'you must have the body' this is not a play about a trial, rather it is an early treasure from the pen of renowned playwright Alan Bennett.
A very original Line-up of vocals, trumpet/flugelhorn and piano performing a more melodic programme of jazz and latin standards and original pieces. Brigitte grew up in France, has worked in the USA and is now based in London.
'A Brief History of Scotland', is a look at one small nationıs past and present, who we are, how we got here and the struggles we have confronted on that journey. In particular, the continuing struggle we have had with our much larger and more powerful neighbour.
Iain will be holding auditions at the Mill for Educating Rita on Sunday 20th May at 7:30pm. Anyone who is interested in coming along is welcome.
Thurso Players are in the final stages of rehearsal for their forthcoming Historical Production, 'The Death of Ivan the Terrible'. The play tells the story of the declining years of one of the greatest sadists in history - Ivan the Terrible - or Ivan Grozni as he was known to the Russians.