Tuesday, September 18, 2007

On the road

I have just arrived back in Glasgow from a brief trip to Newcastle to hook up with the Yellow Moon company on the first date of their 3 week tour. After a couple of cosy months in Edinburgh and Glasgow, the intrepid crew of four actors (Andy, Beth, Keith and Nal) and one Production Manager (Liam) set off in a people carrier to bring David Greig’s mighty show to young people from Newcastle to Inverness.

I was allowed to join the fun as they headed to a brand new venue in Newcastle. With a brief stop for essential scones courtesy of the Chetty family the team headed south. We hit pretty hideous traffic at Newcastle which meant that we had to head straight to the venue – no time to check in. Navigating an unfamiliar city isn’t the easiest of tasks but after some hilarity about it being like “Challenge Anneka”,

“This is like a challenge in a reality show.”

…"I don’t care if I die.
Do you care if you die?”

(If you haven't seen Yellow Moon, this won't make sense)
…we finally arrived.

Two performances of Yellow Moon, to invited audiences, formed a very special opening for The Round. This space, which is also the new home for Bruvvers Theatre Company is dedicated entirely to “theatre in the round”.

After a nice reception at the venue we headed back to our hotel (which Liam admirably found after the previous one cancelled at lunchtime!).

Later today the company will drive from the North East of England all the way up to the North East of Scotland for four days in Aberdeenshire. The only two public performances outside the central belt (and Newcastle) are at:

01467 621 655 (ext 207)

WOODEND BARN Banchory – Sat 22nd Sept
01330 825431 / www.woodendbarn.co.uk

You can still grab tickets. In addition, a total of 21 schools will receive the show over the coming weeks. I’ll keep you posted on further tour updates.


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