Friday October 7 saw a sell-out performance of ‘The Matchmaker’, at the Dickson Hall in Laurencekirk.
This humorous and sometimes poignant series of letters between a rural Irish Matchmaker and his clients was played out on stage by John Shedden, Anna Hepburn and Finlay McLean of Splinters Productions, aided by their technical director Gilbert Price and supported by North East Arts Touring, Creative Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council’
The show and performers were wonderfully well received by the audience at the Dickson Hall; their warmth and generosity was evident as they set up and prepared for the show and as they mingled with show goers over a cup of coffee and shortbread after the performance. A long but rewarding day for all.
Thanks must go to staff at Michies and Family Friends in Laurencekirk for their help in selling tickets, all helpers on the night, and of course the audience as well as the Company for a wonderful start to their new venture. A fine evening of ‘theatre’ so close to home – no taxi’s, no car parking fees and no dash for the last train home.
Already the next production is being prepared for; this time with a slightly younger audience in mind. The classic story of ‘Peter and the Wolf’, from Clydebuilt Puppets will be appearing at the hall on Sunday November 20 at 4pm. Tickets will be on sale shortly. The show is aimed at 4 – 10 year olds, with a life sized (slightly scary) wolf so there is no upper age limit but adults may wish to be sure of a smaller hand to hold. Look out for more details soon.