The Cheviot The Stag, My Kind Of Michael, Worst Little Warehouse, Yellow Is The Colour Of Sunshine
The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black Black Oil – tour starts 16 May
Forty-five years on from theatre company 7:84's original tour, John McGrath’s political play tours again.
The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black Black Oil is a pivotal work in the canon of contemporary Scottish theatre. Mixing songs, poems, scenes and sketches into a freewheeling Highland ceilidh, the show covers the ruthless croft clearances of the 18th century to the ‘70s North Sea oil boom via Victorian game hunts.
The cast is made up of Stephen Bangs, Jo Freer, Christina Gordon, Calum Macdonald, Billy Mack and Aly Macrae, who were all in the 2016 production, and they are joined by actor musician Reuben Joseph.
The Cheviot, The Stag, and The Black Black Oil is directed by Joe Douglas based on the original production by Dundee Rep Theatre, the musical director is Aly Macrae and it is presented by The National Theatre of Scotland in association with Dundee Rep Theatre and Live Theatre.
All National Theatre of Scotland performances are autism friendly.
The show tours to Ardler Centre Dundee, Eden Court Inverness, Mareel Lerwick, Stenness Community Centre Orkney, Macphail Centre Ullapool, Dornie Village Hall, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Skye, Aros Centre Portree Skye, Aberdeen Arts Centre, Perth Theatre, Macrobert Stirling, Charlestone Centre Dundee and Live Theatre Newcastle.
My Kind Of Michael – tour starts 16 May
My Kind of Michael is a funny gameshow-style tribute to writer Nick Cassenbaum’s hero, Michael Barrymore.
Bermondsey-born light entertainment legend Michael Barrymore started on a journey to television stardom by winning television talent show New Faces in 1975. By the early 1980s, he was on hit shows Strike It Lucky and My Kind Of People attracting up to 13 million viewers but a tragic incident at his house was to bring down his career.
Nostalgic, heartfelt and playful this show examines the turbulent relationship between showman and spectator.
The show was created by Nick Cassenbaum with Danny Braverman.
My Kind of Michael previews at London Arts Depot then visits Battersea Arts Centre London, Harrogate Studio Theatre, New Wolsey Studio (as part of Ipswich Pulse Festival), Colchester Arts Centre, The Woodville Gravesend, Macready Theatre Rugby School, The Pound Arts Centre Corsham, Norwich Arts Centre, Petersfield Bedales Theatre Steep and Wigan The Old Courts.
The Worst Little Warehouse In London – tour starts 17 May
Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Best Cabaret Award, this show is based on a true story of shared accommodation.
Written by and starring Lala Barlow and Robbie Smith, who shared a converted warehouse with 10 housemates, this is their lighthearted comedy about exorbitant rents, the city’s ongoing housing crisis and thin walls.
The Worst Little Warehouse In London is directed by Sarah Redmond and presented by Joe C Brown. The tour visits The King’s Arms Salford, The Magnificent Spiegeltent Nottingham, King’s Head Theatre London, Guildhall Studio Portsmouth, Alma Tavern Bristol and The Old Joint Stock Birmingham.
Yellow Is The Colour Of Sunshine – tour starts 18 May
Brendan Murray's Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine has its world première when it tours nationally from May to July.
A show for children aged 3 and above, the production uses spoken word, sign language, movement and Japanese-inspired design to tell the story of two friends, Hani and Yoshi, and how they communicate what’s in their hearts.
The cast is made up of Connor Bryson, Phoebe Stapleton and Holly Irving.
Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine is presented by tutti frutti and directed by company artistic director Wendy Harris with movement director Holly Irving. The composer is Christella Litris.
It is written by Brendan Murray in consultation with Professor David Cottrell, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Leeds University.
Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine visits The Carriageworks Leeds, Astley Cheetham Art Gallery Stalybridge, The Grand Venue Clitheroe, Motus Dance Festival Milton Keynes, Seven Arts Leeds, Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead, Artsdepot London, York Theatre Royal, The Big Malarkey Festival, Curve Slough and Waterside Arts Centre Sale.