Right Lines Productions present Watching Bluebottles By Euan Martin and Dave Smith Life, Death and Village Halls
Watching Bluebottles is a one-man show based on the life of a village hall-keeper. This new work evokes the rich diversity of the village hall, situated at the heart of the community and it centres on the personal story of a particular hall custodian on the eve of his retirement. The piece is relevant to audiences who regularly attend various functions in their own local halls and although not an audience-interactive piece, the hall itself becomes an integral part of the performance, conjuring up the illusion of a local story told locally.
Watching Bluebottles is the latest collaboration between Highland-based writers Euan Martin and Dave Smith, who were responsible for the hugely popular “Who Bares Wins” (2004) and the award-winning comedy ceilidh murder mystery show “The Accidental Death of an Accordionist”(2001). Ron Emslie, who received such rich praise for his outstanding performance in “Who Bares Wins”, returns to work with the company in the role of the Hall-keeper.
The new show, which was warmly-received during a pilot tour in Spring 2005, is a departure from previous productions where interactive comedy and quick-change farce were strong features. Watching Bluebottles aims to capture all emotions and explore universal themes and it is especially pertinent to those with an affinity to Scotland‘s rural communities.
Watching Bluebottles is very accessible and suitable for age 10+. The show will play without an interval, running time approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE – as the hall itself becomes an integral part of the performance, conjuring up the illusion of a local story told locally, this performance is being held in Lyth Hall and not in the Arts Centre. Lyth Hall is located on the same road as the Arts Centre half a mile to the North near the crossroads and the war memorial. Please contact us if you need further directions.
Right Lines gratefully acknowledge financial support from Awards For All, Highlands and Islands Producers Fund, NEAT, Scottish Arts Council, Moray Council and MBSE in relation to the production of the pilot tour. The November tour will be self-financing. If you are interested in booking this show, please contact Euan Martin on 01343-850699, or email:ku.oc1498257157.terr1498257157efder1498257157@naue1498257157
NB: this show is best suited to traditional village halls, preferrably of reasonable vintage. Ideally, well-worn, well-used but definitely well-loved!