Award winning show comes to Newtonhill

Award winning show ‘Educating Ronnie’ is due to play at the Bettride Centre in Newtonhill this Saturday, September 13.

The true story is written and performed by Joe Douglas and won the Fringe First Award in 2012.

Taking place over a decade it follows Joe and his friend, Ronnie.

In 2002, Joe went on a gap year trip to Uganda, to visit an aunt who was working for a charity.

Amidst the six-week blur of safaris, white-water rafting and orphanages, Joe made friends with 16-year-old Ronnie. They were both the eldest sons of large families and both supported Manchester United.

Six months later, back in Manchester, Joe got a text: “Brother, my sponsor has pulled out on me and I want to stay in school. Can you help? Ronnie x”

That text was to change both of their lives and inextricably link them together.

Tickets - adults £9, concessions £8. Doors open 7.30pm and the show starts at 8.

Tickets available from the centre, or by calling 01569 731320 or online at