Polly Barlett from STV News visited Lanternhouse during Bold Girls rehearsals. Catch up on the programme to see some rehearsal footage and interviews ahead of our opening night tomorrow.
Katya Searle, playing Deirdre in Bold Girls said, “We spoke a lot in rehearsals about whether the play was still relevant and we quite quickly realised that it absolutely is and you could quite easily plonk it now and it would still totally make sense.”
Fraser Morrison, Creative Producer at Cumbernauld Theatre Trust said, “Cumbernauld Theatre was my first theatre experience ever and has always been at the heart of the community for the last almost sixty years here in Cumbernauld. So the fact that we have this brand new space which has just opened as a community hub with so much activity going on is really important.”
Our re-imagined production of the seminal Belfast-set play, directed by Michael Duke, will be staged from 24th September to 1st October. Bold Girls returns to the Cumbernauld stage more than 30 years since the original 7:84 Theatre production, which opened at our previous home at the Cottage Theatre in 1990 before touring to critical and audience acclaim.
Catch up on the broadcast here (starts from 16.37). The programme will be available to watch until 6.30pm on 23 September.
Highlights of the season include:
• Two new Cumbernauld Theatre co-productions: Sonata, a unique fusion of classical music and dance with Dunedin Consort and award-winning choreographer Marc Brew, and the revival of modern Scottish classic Tally’s Blood for a first Scottish tour in twenty years
• The premiere of a magical family show taking to the stage this Christmas: Ugly! A Cinderella Story by Gary McNair
• Exciting visiting theatre from some of Scotland’s leading companies, including Moorcroft, Battery Park, Sex Education Xplorers (S.E.X.)
• Live music as Lanternhouse welcomes legendary musical guests including Dougie MacLean, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
25 May 2023
Twenty years after it was last seen in full-scale production, Cumbernauld Theatre Company, The Gaiety Ayr and Perth Theatre are combining to present a brand-new tour of Ann Marie Di Mambro’s modern Scottish classic ‘Tally’s Blood’.
25 Apr 2023
We’ve got some exciting news to share! This year we’re presenting two brand-new festive productions in our Main Auditorium and Studio Theatre. Tickets will be on sale from Friday 31 March, but you can secure your tickets now by becoming a Friend.
24 Mar 2023