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The Tenth Garioch Theatre Festival

21st June - 6th July 2014



"Our Scotland 2014"

Devised by the Company

Music and Lyrics by Ashley Forbes


Wir comin by the boatload –

Wir doon the end o your road

Wir no awa tae bide awa.’



Our take on this Homecoming year and all things Scottish, in the style of the nation’s favourite form of entertainment – the television.

Sheep, castles, tatties, tartan, the referendum and a look at what comin’ hame really means for people.


Directed & Choreographed by Rhona Mitchell

Musical Director Ashley Forbes



Two Loons Sing Tartan Tunes

With Scott Armstrong and Richard Colvin



Scott Armstrong is a weel kint Ellon loon and local performer! He studied musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and since graduating has performed in a variety of productions across the world from The Broch to Hong Kong, from Aberdeen to The West End. 
He is currently appearing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the acting ensemble for their 2014 Summer Season.
Along with fellow PFT cast member and good friend Richard Colvin, The Two Loons Sing Tartan Tunes is an evening of song and banter celebrating old traditional favourites and Musical ballads to modern chart hits, all penned or performed by Great Scots.
A great night out for all ages!



When I Grow Up

By Juliette Burton


Using Powerpoint presentation, this true-life comedy mixed with documentary forms this solo show from Juliette Burton. Winning her 5 star reviews and sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, a tour around Australia, critical and audience acclaim, this uplifting, life-affirming show tackles mental health in a positive, heart-warming way.

“Full of joy, pain and dreams…humour and pathos…comic storytelling at its best…a dream of a show.”

“A special show performed by a truly gifted orator…her audience is with her through every step.”

“relaxed, humorous, energetic and effervescent …a truly inspiring tale of recovery, discovery and epiphany …

 Burton’s having a ball and invites all of us to the dance.”



Fleeman Productions present:

Far Seagulls Dare by Derek Laing


Fleeman Productions present the 2013 winner of the Charles Barron Prize for Doric Drama. The suspense builds in an Aberdeen top floor tenement flat occupied by the Raeburn family - Jean, Bob and son Ginger. The rent officer will soon be calling to fix a new rent. Normally the place is leaking like a sieve - but - it's the hot summer of 1976 and the place is as dry as bone. Urged on by Ma Raeburn, the trio of reluctant law-breakers decide to 'introduce' some damp into the flat and 'tinker' with the slates on the roof. Join us for some daring Doric antics


RARA Theatre Company presents

Sex and God by Linda Mclean


From renowned Scottish playwright Linda McLean, Sex & God sees four women from different moments in the twentieth century talk across time. Their experiences of family, religion and ambition is shaped by the times they live in and who they live with. Each woman has no idea of the presence of the others but finds herself inextricably connected to them. Jane, a kitchen maid, the first in her family to move to the big city for work; Lizzie, passionate but unskilled and permanently dodging poverty; Sally, an early school leaver in a dangerous relationship; and Fiona, first in her family to go to university and discover a world of bewildering choices. Recommended age 14 and above.


In Association with Nick Hern Books

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