Yesterday we closed our tour at the Haddington show and it was extra special for me as my parents made the trip North to come and watch.
The Haddington show is an agricultural show filled with horse jumping, pig racing, pedigree competitions across farmyard animals and lots of good food! I caught my Dad checking out the tractors, it’s such a good job we never lived on a farm, otherwise, he would have bankrupted us, wanting the biggest and newest gadget every year.
Our shows were packed across all ages and it was a brilliant way to finish our tour. I had a lovely time working with the Scottish Opera team, the two months have flown by unlike the journey home to Cheshire which took twice as long as it should have done. Everyone must have been out enjoying the sun and returning home at the same time.
This week as April draws to a close I am really happy to
share with you that I will be working with Scottish Opera again on their Pop-Up
Opera tour around Scotland in May and June.
This year we will be performing three separate shows aimed at audiences
of all ages:
A Little Bit of Iolanthe │Gilbert
& Sullivan arr. Derek Clark
“ Iolanthe is banished by the Fairy Queen
for marrying a mortal. Now, 25 years later, two worlds again collide when her
son announces he’s in love. Unfortunately, his beloved is a popular girl and he
has some serious competition… Light-hearted satire at its best, Iolanthe is
full of fun.”
A Little Bit of The Magic Flute
│Mozart arr. Derek Clark
is in love with Pamina, the daughter of the mysterious Queen of the Night. When
she is abducted, he sets off to rescue her but soon realises all is not quite
as it seems. A beguiling mix of comedy, fantasy and pantomime, The Magic Flute
is also a profound story of the search for love, wisdom and truth.”
Puffy McPuffer and the Crabbit Canals
│Music Marion Christie Words Allan Dunn
tale of the five waterways that link Scotland from the North Sea to the
Atlantic. Like most families, each one is different: Caledonian – the longest;
Crinan – the most beautiful; hard-working Monklands; Union – the fastest; wise
old Forth & Clyde. Each one thinks they’re the best. Can an ordinary little
puffer boat make them think again?”
The tour will include dates at the Perth Festival of the Arts, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival, Old Kilpatrick, Barrhead, Giffnock, Borders Book Festival, Dirleton, Callander, Cupar Arts EDEN, Aboyne & Deeside Festival, Haddington Show. You can see the times and dates for the shows here:
For these productions, I will be performing alongside Jessica Leary ( Soprano ), Aidan Edwards ( Baritone ), Ross Stenhouse ( Storyteller ), Lizy Stirrat ( Accordion ), Sharron Griffiths ( Harp ), and Yorke Sinclair ( Harp ).
If you have the time I would appreciate it if you could please check out the new Kickstarter page of my friends at Improbable who have been responsible for some really amazing and innovative projects. Watch their video and if you can spare any amount to help them to bring their imaginative plans to life I can assure you that it will be gratefully received as they only have until May the 15th to hit their target.