21st March 2013
Lyth Arts Centre
Drama - Nicholas Collett in "Spitfire Solo"
Tue 30th Apr. 8pm
Written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson
Executive Producer for perf[AT]ect Tim Marriott
You may remember seeing this engaging actor when he last appeared at Lyth in a 2008 production of "The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus" by Third Party. Now he's back again with a polished one-man show steeped in WW2 nostalgia which blends live performance with film footage and music.
It is June of the new Millennium. For eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin. From the comfort of the Silver Birches Retirement Home, he must once again find the resilience, determination and strength to do what must be done.
As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!
Personal, charming, funny and inventive, 'Spitfire Solo' is one man's battle for survival - the second time around.
Blending theatre, music and film in this multi-layered and textured production, Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain - on stage!
REVIEWS FROM ADELAIDE FRINGE FESTIVAL:
"Grabbed the controls of our imagination" (Barefoot Review 5 stars)
"Hugely entertaining" (Adelaide Theatre Guide 4.5 stars)
"Exceptional...a touching, engaging experience" (The Adelaide Advertiser 4 stars)
"Amazingly well performed" (Kryztoff 4 stars)
"Incredible" (Adelaide Artbeat)
"Fascinating and moving" (Glam Adelaide)
Posted 16/03/20 on Lyth Arts Centre web site by Calvin Wilson [Last updated: Tuesday 17 March, 10.30am]. Here at Lyth Arts Centre, we've already taken steps towards keeping our audiences happy and healthy with the recent Coronavirus developments.
Danish duo Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund perform with violin, accordion and viola. The accomplished duo has its roots in Jutland, Denmark, and emerged from the folk scene formed around the Academy of Music in Odense, which until recently was named after composer and musician Carl Nielsen.
SCOTLAND'S YEAR OF COASTS AND WATERS 2020 Posted 06/01/20 by Charlotte Mountford Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. This year, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.
7th and 8th December 2019. Saturday 7th December - Sold Out.
The ancient folklore tradition of ‘buying the wind' was common across Caithness and the fishing routes of the North Atlantic. The tradition involved sailors purchasing 3 knots of thread, rope or fabric, to be undone as wind is required, but the mariner is instructed on no account to untie the third knot, as it may start a hurricane.
6th December 4.00 - 9.00pm. handmade home grown willow baskets lichen inspired art greetings cards string dogs handmade paper art turned wooden xmas trees childrens books written & illustrated by Liz O'Donnell There is also FREE fun for all ages - come along and join in with Lyth Arts Centre's Wishing the Wind outdoor light installation - make a wind spinner to hang on the tree!.
Starts: 4:00pm Ends: 9:00pm. An indoor market with stalls from local artists and makers, supplying you with all your Christmas gifts and goodies.
Caithness Young Company will be holding a workshop for anyone interested in going to Drama College, but doesn't know where to start. This workshop will take you through the different types of auditions and the various drama courses available in Scotland.
Sunday 7th July 2019 At Duncansby Head - 2.00 - 3.00pm. Book on Lyth Arts web site.
Lyth Arts presents an unusual performance on 21st July 2019 at a secret location between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Location to be announced later.
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