Live theatre comes to 
the Retreat

The Daily Bread will be performed at Glenesk Retreat
The Daily Bread will be performed at Glenesk Retreat

Local charity Angus Arts is to bring more live theatre to Angus, with the Badapple Theatre Company set to perform at the Glenesk Retreat.

The group will perform ‘The Daily Bread’ on Saturday, October 25, at 7.30 p.m.

Angus Arts’ co-creative director, Virgina Aspinwall, explained: “We were intrigued by the synopsis of The Daily Bread, which stars the irrepressible Colin Scott-Moncrieff, a Glaswegian actor, raconteur and professional clown, but when we discovered that it included live baking we knew that we had to host this show!

“Apparently Colin previously worked with a French baker in New York, and has run his own cake business in Scotland. When his baking talents were spotted by Badapple’s writer-director Kate Bramley whilst touring a previous show, she saw the opportunity to write a play that would combine all his skills.

“The Daily Bread is the result, and it’s described as a night of Machiavellian subterfuge, comedy, multiple role playing, clowning and, of course, live baking – he genuinely bakes a loaf of bread on stage during the show.

“In addition to making bread, Moncreiff plays August de Ville, a master baker whose bakery is the talk of the village of Bottledale, drawing the WI ladies from miles around to sample his sumptuous sponges and beautiful buns. But does his cheery façade hide a dark secret? That he shares the same name as the hated newspaper magnate - responsible for hiding the truth of the Bottledale bank crash - is, August claims, just a sad coincidence.

“This is Theatre On Your Doorstep at it’s best and this brand new show makes its final stop of the tour at The Retreat in Glenesk.”

Angus Arts would like to thank NEAT (North East Arts Touring), supported by Creative Scotland, for making this event possible.

The Daily Bread has an age guide of eight and over. The show starts at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, it runs for 90 minutes and includes an interval.

To complement the show The Retreat is offering a special pre-theatre meal from 5.30 p.m., with one course for £7 and two courses £10.Pre-booking for the meal is essential by phoning The Retreat on 01356 648070.

Tickets for the show cost £9 adult, £8 OAP, £6 child and £28 family of four and can be purchased from Angus Arts by calling 01561 298173 / 01356 648669 / 01356 670304, emailing or online at Tickets are also available from Hugo’s in Laurencekirk and The Retreat.