Drama Groups News
On 4th May The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Thurso in the guise of Rob Drummond who is bringing his unique, innovative, and highly entertaining one man show, Mr Write, to the Mill Theatre. Tickets priced at the special price of £6 and £4 concession, are now available for purchase at Caithness Horizons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This year sees a record entry for the Scottish Community Drama Association (SCDA) Highland Division with a total of six team entries from Halkirk, Wick and Thurso. Because of this interest the Festival will be held over two nights, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March.
Saturday 24th February sees the Scottish Community Drama Association's 75th District Adult Festival which takes place in The Assembly Rooms, Wick. With entries from both Wick Players and Thurso Players it's sure to make for an entertaining evening.
January sees the return of the programme featuring Professional artists to Thurso's Mill Theatre which starts of in style with a celebration of the works of Robert Burns in song and verse. 'The Jolly Beggars and a' That' is an informal performance of a little known but superb musical play (Cantata) by Burns consisting of eight poems and eight songs.
The Sleeping Beauty - by Dave Buchanan Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th December Performed By Thurso Players At Thurso High School. Thurso Players have a hectic rehearsal schedule in preparation for their Pantomime performance of 'The Sleeping Beauty' by Dave Buchanan.
The Mill theatre in Thurso has a packed programme in September for anyone who enjoys live events. Macbeth 30 August - Macbeth is presently underway and there are only a few tickets left for tonight 31 August.