With the boards still warm from the one-act play evenings, the cast of 'Bawbees and Ducats' has leapt on to the stage for the last few weeks of rehearsal before our doors open once again on 1st May.
Written by Alan Richardson and directed by Lorna Flisch, this full-length play blends wry Scottish humour with the improvised style of traditional Italian comedy to produce a hilarious brew.
The setting is a 17th century Venetian Inn. Lucietta, the tempestuous landlady, has set her sights on one of her guests, Angus Nairn, an exiled Scottish Laird. But with his dour reserve and her Latin temperament, the chances of a romance seem remote until the arrival of a runaway wife with a sad story, followed by a philanthropic English milord, the deadliest swordsman in Turin and an Italian maid with an odd accent.
The newcomers transpire to be a penniless company of Commedia Dell'Arte actors. Their efforts to rehearse their latest appalling production are interwoven with Angus's ill-fated attempts to woo Lucietta, who has, in turn encouraged another two rivals for her affections. Will fate, furtiveness and feminine guile guarantee a happy ending…?
When? Weds 1st to Sat 4th May
Where? Menzies Hall, Fintry
Time: 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets: £8 each / £15 for two