Mike Gibb has been commissioned to work with composer Paul Mealor
(Music for the Royal wedding/ Military Wives) to write a new Anthem for
the City of Aberdeen. The song will be premiered by a mass choir at the
Queen's Jubilleen Event in Aberdeen on 3 June
CLARINDA GOES TO AMERICA
The North America premiere of "Clarinda" will be staged at the Atlantic
Beach Theatre, Florida. The show will open on 18 Janaury 2013 and run
on selected dates until early February. Check out the venue at
CLARINDA AT TARTAN DAY
Following a very successful production of the abridged show at Tartan
Day in Aberdeen in 2009, Aberdeen City Council have asked us to do
"Clarinda" again as part of the 2012 event on Saturday 28 July. Full
details to follow.
FIVE POUND & TWA BAIRNS
Hame Productions in association with Cree8Dundee and under
dirtectorship of Malcolm Dowie staged a hugely successful new
production of "Five Pound & Twa Bairns" at Dundee REP in January
2012, the show selling out three weeks before opening night.
Discussions are ongoing about further productions.
IN DRUMORTY 2011 TOUR
RedRag Theatre Company staged a very successful tour of "Doorways In
Drumorty" in 2011 visiting the following venues:
Wednesday 14th September at 7.45pm
Netherbow Theatre, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Saturday 17th September at 3pm & 7.30pm
Haddo House Hall
Wednesday 21st September at 7.30pm
The Byre Theatre, St Andrews
Thursday 22 September at 7.30
Howden Park Centre, Livingston
Friday 23rd September at 7.30pm
Saturday 24 September at 7.45pm
Lonach Hall, Strathdon
Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm
Lemon Tree Studio Theatre, Aberdeen
Wednesday 28th September at 7pm
Kemnay Village Hall
Thursday 29th September
Grassic Gibbon Centre, Arbuthnott
Friday 30th September
Deskford Community Centre
Saturday 1st October
Eden Court - OneTouch Theatre, Inverness
Wednesday 5th October at 7.30pm
OUTLANDER THE MUSICAL CD
The 14 track song cycle inspired by Diana
Gabaldon's "Outlander " book ("Cross Stitch" in the UK) written by Mike
Gibb and Kevin Walsh is available throught this site. To order a copy
send £11 (UK) or $19 (elsewhere) by Paypal to email@example.com.
Prices include postage.
If you require a personal message added/ the CD insert signed just let
For further information on Outlander The Musical and to hear song
samples go to www.outlanderthemusical.com
CLARINDA THE MUSICAL CD
To obtain a copy of the 17 track original cast CD go
to the web site at www.clarindathemusical.com
UPDATE APRIL 2011
FOR HEROES GLASGOW
A Land Fit
For Heroes is being
performed on Thursday 28 and Saturday 30 April at 7.30pm, with a
matinee at 2.30 on the Saturday, at the Tramways Theatre in Glasgow.
For tickets, priced at £10 and £8, contact 0141 616 2391 or
0845 330 3501.
is a short
play with music commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to commemorate
the 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Harlaw. It will be performed in
a number of different forms on several occasions during the week of
24/30 July, beginning with the official ceremony at Harlaw Field on
Sunday 24 July and finishing with three showcases on the afternoon of
Saturday 30 July at the Drum Aisle, St Nicholas Church as part of
Aberdeen's Tartan Day (Admission free)
of three will be Michelle Bruce (Lest We Forget, Clarinda, Doorways In
Drumorty), Allan Scott-Douglas (Jamie in Outlander) and Mark Kydd (who
has performed as Robert Burns in Clarinda).
logo has been created for Red Harlaw by
David Stout of Sketchpad (who also did the logos for Outlander and
anniversary special edition of the first book of Diana Gabaldon's
hugely successful series of books will be published in early
July. Additional material in this edition will include a four
track sampler CD, three songs being taken from the "Outlander the
Musical" CD together with a bonus new song ("Claire's Message").
I am also
delighted to report that Diana has accepted an invitation to come to
Aberdeen on 30 July for Tartan Day. In addition to attending a
performance of Red Harlaw, Diana will be touring other Tartan Day
events and doing a book signing in the City Centre.
song samples go to www.outlanderthemusical.com
14 August, a short version of Clarinda will
be performed in the Grassic Gibbon Centre at Arbuthnott as part of the
Mearns Festival. The afternoon event features one of Scotland's great
interpreters of the songs of Robert Burns, Sheena Wellington.
IN DRUMORTY SCOTTISH TOUR
the success of the inaugural production, RedRag Theatre Company in
association with Aberdeen Performing Arts will be undertaking a major
Scottish tour with the play in September/ October this year.
still in discussion with a number of further venues both nationally and
in the rural North East but those already confirmed are:
THEATRE Wed 14 Sept
ANDREWS Thur 22 Sept
PARK CENTRE LIVINGSTONE Fri 23 Sept
THEATRE Sat 24 Sept
ABERDEEN Wed 28 Sept
INVERNESS Wed 5 Oct
GIBBON CENTRE ARBUTHNOTT
be announced later)
interested in attending the Lemon Tree performance should contact
Aberdeen Box Office on 01224 641122 as soon as possible as almost six
months in advance, close on half the tickets have already been sold!
& TWA BAIRNS DUNDEE
production of Five Pound & Twa
Bairns, featuring several of the original cast, is
to be staged at the Dundee REP Theatre during the week of 9 January
2012. This production will help to raise awareness of and funding for
the Tay Bridge Memorial Trust and consideration is also being
given to the musical play being performed as part of a Gala
night at Balgonie Castle, Fife.
ALL THE PEOPLES DUNDEE
cast of the Mary Slessor musical play are planning on staging a new
production in the refurbished Gardyne Theatre, Dundee in Spring 2012.
THEATRE OF SCOTLAND : FIVE MINUTE THEATRE
On 21 June
the National Theatre of Scotland will be broadcasting worldwide a
series of 5 minute theatre pieces. It has just been announced that
these will include extracts from Clarinda
and Doorways In
Drumorty, both featuring Michelle Bruce.