Culter residents have been spoiled for choice this Spring when it comes to theatrical events.
The local kirk hosted their popular annual talent show, the village hall benefitted again from the comedic talents of the local theatre club in their recent play, and will again play host to comedy drama this Saturday, July 5, when North-east company Fleeman Productions present their own latest Doric offering, ‘Far Seagulls Dare,’ by Derek Laing.
‘Far Seagulls Dare’ was the 2013 winner of the Charles Barron Prize for Doric Drama so it will be a rare chance for local audiences to see good North-east comedy.
The company, Fleeman Productions, have built a reputation for performing thoroughly entertaining comedies in the Aberdeenshire dialect, true to the spirit of the North-east created in the plays of award-winning playwright Charles Barron, after whose untimely death in April 2012 the Charles Barron Prize for Doric Drama was set up.
The company have now staged most of Barron’s nationally successful plays, but ‘Far Seagulls Dare’ will be their first presentation of one of the new Barron Prize winners.
“An amusing tale of seagulls, slates, showers and other daring Doric antics” is directed by Liz Loggie and it features many of the North-east’s established actors.
Its presentation in Culter Village Hall is the last in a six-week tour of the North-east which has ranged from Lossiemouth down to Laurencekirk.
The performance will begin at 7.30pm.
and it is hoped that much of the loyal audience built up by Culter’s own excellent drama club will turn up to support the work of one of the region’s best-known playwrights and theatrical companies.