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Monday, June 16, 2008

My Art's In The Islands (and Edinburgh)

My son has been back in action with Lyceum Youth Theatre, performing Fugee once again, this time at the Royal Lyceum Theatre (on Saturday). Fugee was commissioned by the National Theatre for its annual New Connections festival of youth theatre. I am happy to report that the production transferred very well indeed to the larger stage. with Danny Miller and Natalie MacKinnin once again terrific as Kojo and Ara. Ross Donachie, Beth Harris and Becky Harrod were also excellent as Hassan, Roza and the refuge manager.

New Connections featured ten companies in ten plays over five nights. the other production on Saturday was It Snows by Bryony Lavery, Steven Hogget and Scott Graham. This was performed by YUF Theatre, a splendid acronym for a youth theatre group from the north of Shetland, viz. Yell, Unst and Fetlar. I thought their play wasn't as good a piece as Fugee, though their principals Daniel Aquilina and Adel Smith were really good and it did have its moments. The company lacked the strength in depth of LYT, but one must consider that it probably contained very nearly everyone from those islands in the admissible age range. That such a remote and small community can produce a national-class youth theatre group at all is a huge tribute to the work put into it by everyone associated with it, especially Yell Youth Cafe and Shetland arts. Look at the map: Unst is the most northerly inhabited British island, Yell is the one you pass through to get to Unst (the tourist board haven't found a catchy tag to inspire visitors to Yell), and Fetlar is famous as the home of Britains' only colony of Snowy Owls. Personally I love remote islands (though I haven't stayed overnight on any of these three and haven't visited Fetlar at all) and am just bowled over by the quality of the kids' work.

10 Comments:

At 16 June, 2008 02:12, Blogger Jonas Dickinson said...

Dear Sharon,

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At 16 June, 2008 10:15, Blogger Rob said...

When I saw a similar comment to the one above in Persephone's box addressing her as Sharon, I assumed a spambot. But no, there really is a blog on the other end (possibly with a real blogger), and he calls everyone Sharon. A rather strange blog, and for a "talented poet" he has an unimaginative line in post titles.

Colour me nonplussed.
I have no idea what's going on here really.

 
At 16 June, 2008 18:23, Blogger Jonas Dickinson said...

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At 16 June, 2008 20:24, Blogger Jonas Dickinson said...

Dear Sharon,

Unimaginitivity is a creation of your mind. In my attempts to behold, you should not be nonplussed. You are in a presence. Please recall.

Thank you for your adulations,
-JRDSSR

 
At 18 June, 2008 15:05, Blogger Persephone said...

I'm sorry that in the misunderstanding over Jonas that your son's performance in Fugee seemed to get overlooked. It sounds like a proud evening for your whole family as well as the families and fans of the company. Was it well attended?

 
At 19 June, 2008 20:24, Blogger Rob said...

Yes it was. Obviously there were two theatre groups' worth of friends and families at the core, but there seemed to be some members of the unbiased public as well. It was a very good evening: Vanessa and I had seen Fugee in its initial run at the Traverse, but Hilary had had to miss it as she was playing in a show herself that week. (I'm sure if the opportunity to catch the Lyceum show hadn't been there she'd have got a stand-in.)

 
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