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The Best of Scottish Touring Theatre Back in Caithness

Posted 29/03/22 by Calvin Wilson

With the easing of restrictions across Scotland, we’re delighted to welcome some of Scotland’s top touring theatre companies back to Caithness.  

Programmed as part of our Spring season, performances will be taking place across the county in village halls, on the streets as well as back at the arts centre’s intimate studio. 

The first theatre show of the programme sees a return to visit to Caithness from award-winning SUPERFAN. The 2021 National Theatre of Scotland Company-in-residence were last in the county with their circus show for babies Little Top. This time they’re back with a heart-warming and hilarious piece for adults called Like Animals. A funny, poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and non-human) relationships, it is inspired by true stories and performed by a real couple. It’s on at Lyth Arts Centre for two nights on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th April. 

 

 

Later in April, internationally renowned Vanishing Point are touring Caithness with The Metamorphosis: Unplugged, taking it to Latheron, Reay and Lyth. The show is set to be a fun-filled musical, cabaret-style night out. 

Eleanor Scott, Producer for Vanishing Point said “We are thrilled to be returning to Caithness and to be working with Lyth Arts Centre once again – we had a brilliant time at Latheron Hall with The Dark Carnival: Unplugged in May 2019 and are excited to be returning, this time with the World Premiere of The Metamorphosis: Unplugged. We’re also delighted to be visiting Reay, Latheron and Lyth – these are the most northerly venues on our tour and a couple of venues we’ve never performed in before. We can’t wait to meet the audiences and share a good night out.” 

 

 

Chair of Latheron Hall Committee Alan Tanner said “We are very much looking forward to the return of Vanishing Point to Latheron hall. If their last presentation is anything to go by, we are in for another evening’s excellent entertainment.”

Julius Caesar by Company of Wolves will also hit the same route, visiting Latheron, Reay and Lyth too. Glasgow-based Company of Wolves were last in Caithness with the hit retelling of Achilles

 

 

There is plenty for families too including Cat Sith, a large than life Scottish wild cat puppet coming to Wick and Thurso town centre in the Easter holidays.

For older children aged 10+, Edinburgh Fringe hit The Hope River Girls, tells the real life story of a group of New York schools girls who all start acting very strangely. 

 

 

Lot’s of our show have already sold out so don’t hesitate and book your tickets now! See all of our events here