Exploring friendship in award winning play

The Scotsman Fringe Awards- Friday 24 August 2012'This week's winners- Thread'Pic Neil Hanna
The Scotsman Fringe Awards- Friday 24 August 2012'This week's winners- Thread'Pic Neil Hanna

Award-winning Edinburgh theatre company, Nutshell, will take to the stage at Stracathro Hall to perform their latest show ‘Thread’.

Hosted by local charity Angus Arts, the performance will take place on Friday, October 11.

Written by acclaimed Scots writer Jules Horne, this is the second play in Nutshell’s ‘Still points in turning world’ trilogy that is touring this October as part of Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival.

Co-creative director of Angus Arts, Virginia Aspinwall, provides some information about the play: “It’s a darkly funny play exploring friendship, the choices we make and who we become when our memories start to fade.

“The play features a real-live beetle drive and focuses on the intertwined lives of three characters who have been friends since primary school.

“Living in the somewhat suffocating embrace of a 1950’s Scottish seaside community it begs the question ‘who becomes the person they want to be’?

“The play was a Fringe First winner in Edinburgh last year and garnered such accolades as “...touching and stylishly made...cleverly told...effortlessly entertaining.” It’s a four star show and it’s great to be able to bring theatre of such high quality to rural Angus”.

Angus Arts is well known for the wide range of arts experiences it offers, bringing top quality theatre, music, puppetry, workshops and other events to a rural audience, and once again they would like to thank NEAT (North East Arts Touring), supported by Creative Scotland, for making this event possible.

‘Thread’ starts at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, at Stracathro Hall, Inchbare by Edzell .

Tickets cost £8 for adults, £5 for concessions and are available from Angus Arts on 01674 850842 / 01356 648669 / 01356 670304, by emailing angus.arts@btinternet.com or booked online with NEAT at www.neatshows.org.uk.

Angus Arts was founded in 2000 with a commitment to encouraging creativity in everyone through performances, workshops and active participation in the arts.