Erskine benefits from local theatre group

Pictures courtesy of Rhea Moir of Barclay Studios
Pictures courtesy of Rhea Moir of Barclay Studios

Aberdeen Opera Company’s performance of ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ collected £1395.15 for the veterans’ charity Erskine.

Local performers Andrea Watt from Inverbervie and James Stephen from Edzell appeared in the show last month at the Arts Centre Theatre.

Erskine care for ex-Service men and women throughout Scotland.

Erskine Fundraiser Catherine Cowie said: “We are delighted the Aberdeen Opera Company chose to collect for Erskine during their week long run of the poignant and emotional World War One musical ‘Oh What a Lovely War’.

“I attended the opening Regimental Gala Night and was moved by the performance.

“Erskine cares for over 1100 veterans each year within five care homes, relying heavily on voluntary donations.

“The wonderful generosity of the audience allows Erskine to continue our work, caring for those who have sacrificed so much.”

Aberdeen Opera Company is an amateur society in the North-east of Scotland.

For nearly 75 years they have entertained local audiences with performances of operas, operettas and musicals, all produced to a consistently high standard.

Recent productions to critical acclaim include ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Titanic’, the Scottish Premiere of ‘Phantom’ and ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ and the recent ‘Oh What a Lovely War’.

The Company’s next production is ‘Evolution’ featuring a celebration of Operas - ‘La Boheme’, ‘Aida’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Madame Butterfly’ and their musical translation into ‘Rent’, ‘Aida’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Miss Saigon’ and is being performed at The Sanctuary, Queens Cross Church from June 26 to 28 nightly at 7.30

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