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1st–31st May 2009

Week 5

The Word Birds

Voyager Poets

Not Drowning but Waving

Fresh Ayr

Young People's Poetry Competition Prizegiving

Stuart MacBride: Blind Eye


Closing Verses

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Let Hitler do his worst — Aberdeen's fishwives show him they have the guts to cope


Saturday 30 May 2009
7.30pm – 9.45pm

Aberdeen Arts Centre [Map]

Admission £9 (concessions £7)
Tickets available from Aberdeen Box Office (01224 641122)

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Georgie's sister is too caring, her son is too fly and her niece is too naïve for their own good. But, hey — they're family and you have to put up with them. Don't you? Muriel's young daughter is turning into a tart and her aged mother is sex-mad. But, hey — there's a war on and you have to allow some licence. Don't you? Ronnie has lost his last chance of love and Jim has lost his marbles. But, hey — that's life. Isn't it? Broad comedy and a little touch of tragedy combine in this memorable picture of Aberdeen life.


Charles Barron

Charles Barron has been writing plays for over 50 years and had more than 100 of them produced on stage. They vary in style from sophisticated comedies of manners to broad farce and include such diverse genre as opera libretti, and scripts for musicals, son-et-lumieres, pantomimes and children's plays. Amang the Craws is now a recommended text in Scottish secondary schools and Bairns 'n' Feels was recently published by Hodder Gibson in an anthology. His site-specific plays have been performed in castles, gardens, restaurants, cathedrals and a bus.

Cast and company

The director is Roddy Begg. Roddy is the director and co-founder of Fleeman Productions, a company founded with the aim of touring plays written in the Doric dialect and set in the North-East of Scotland, particularly in order to bring such relevant drama to smaller rural venues.

The actors are Jill Hay (Lizzie), Yvonne Morton (Georgie), Sarah Alexander (Christine), Liz Loggie (Chrissie), Sheila Reid (Muriel), Fiona Murray (Angelica), Scott Neish (Dod), Alistair Harvey (Jim) and Steve Hamer (Ronnie).

Technical staff are Tish Howard, Torquil Buxton and Mike Cooper.

Guts is also touring to Midmar, Johnshaven, New Deer, Lossiemouth, Kemnay, Aboyne, Udny Green and Inverurie. See Fleeman Productions for details.

Promoted by

Fleeman Productions

Supported by

Aberdeen Arts Centre


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