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Garioch Theatre Festival 2011




"The Comedy of Errors"

by William Shakespeare


Performed by the Mitchell School of Drama - A brand new production of Shakespeare's play.

Directed & choreographed by Rhona Mitchell
Musical Direction by Ashley Forbes


From the company who devised and performed ‘Doorways’ and ‘Our
Scotland’ comes a brand new version of a classic. Take two sets of
estranged twins, keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them
into a city with a reputation for sorcery. Add in some magic, puppetry
and song and you have all the ingredients of a rollicking show.



The Snow Queen

Folding Theatre Puppet Company


A show for 5+ years old


Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, the Folding Theatre Puppet Company’s new show will be a treat for all ages.

 Little Gerda loses her playmate Kai to the Snow Queen. So she sets out on an epic adventure to find and save him. Along the way she meets and befriends a bewildering variety of people and animals before finally reaching the wintery northern tundra.

 Dealing with love, loss, endurance and triumph, the Snow Queen is one of Andersen’s best-known stories. The Folding Theatre will bring the story magically to life in its distinctive style.




Garidge Theatre presents:

The Sunshine Boys

by Neil Simon

In association with Samuel French Ltd.

In this Garioch Theatre Festival production of Neil Simon’s play The Sunshine Boys, director Allan Dunbar presents the story of two old-time Vaudeville comedians Willie Clark and Al Lewis played by Lawrence Young and Graham Bett. After decades apart, the cantankerous duo is persuaded to reunite for a television special despite the fact that they hate each other. Clarks nephew Ben has the responsibility of making sure the comedians go through with the show and don't kill each other in the process.




Dance Theatre Workshop

with Jade Adamson

For participants aged 9 and above



Led by Jade Adamson, this workshop will explore both physicality and theatricality through a series of tasks and fun exercises culminating in a short, informal showing of work at the end. It will also include a short technique class based on a fusion of contemporary styles and sequences.


Jade is a Glasgow based professional dancer and theatre performer. She has worked with
a diverse range of dance and theatre companies and in many different styles of dance.
Professional production’s include: Conversations with Carmel (Barrowland Ballet), One Up
One Down, The Blank Album (Gilmore Productions), Imploded:Une Reverie Romantique,
Freeze Frame (David Hughes Dance Company), The Selfish Giant (Wee Stories), We
Dance Wee Groove (Stillmotion/Starcatchers), One to Grow On, Distant Voices, Vinyl Lino
(Freshmess Dance Company) and Person or Person’s Unknown (X-Factor Dance
Company). Jade is also an aerialist and has performed aerial acrobatics with Spinalcord
Projects. She is passionate about community dance and has taught nationwide for
organisations including; National Theatre of Scotland,Y-Dance, RSAMD, East London
Dance, Dancehouse (Glasgow) and Visible Fictions Theatre Company. 





Silly Skills, Magic and Balloon Twisting!

For participants aged 9 and above

Led by Norn Bichan who has recently worked with Mitchell School of Drama, training the young people to perform magic tricks for ‘The Comedy of Errors’.


Drama Workshop with MSD Students

For participants aged 9 and above

Led by some of the cast of ‘The Comedy of Errors’, a fun drama workshop – improvisation and drama games around the themes of twins, mistaken coincidence and time.



a Doric musical comedy by Charles Barron, with music by Winnie Foster.


John Seafield has reached middle age without losing his fear of women. But surely the attractive and spirited Catherine can win him round?

Of course she can. Can'’t she?

This roistering comedy, sparkling with Doric humour and catchy tunes, is set in 18th century Aberdeen.

From the company who brought ‘A Bosie For Luck?’ and ‘Guts’.




 BBC Performing Arts Fund

 A New Musical

 Create a musical in a week!

 For participants aged 11 – 22 years.


Led by Ashley Forbes and Rhona Mitchell, expect to work at a fast pace

from 2– 8pm daily in singing, dance and acting, geared towards producing and

 performing a brand new piece of musical theatre to be performed on 8th July.


'Fair Becomes Foul ' in performance







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