CaroleW Productions is on a mission to provide a ‘good night out’. From March to May, the Newcastle-based company presents its second season of events. ‘Our Friends from Further North: A Scottish Season’ includes a carefully selected offering of plays, events, screenings, gigs and workshops.
On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March the fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling poetry of the Loud Poets! heads to Gosforth Civic Theatre. Packing humour, energy and depth, this is a chance to enjoy an evening of poems brought to life by live musical accompaniment from the acclaimed Scottish band, Ekobirds.
From Tuesday 10th to Friday 12th April, Glasgow-based Leyla Josephine will take to the stage at Alphabetti Theatre wrapped in a duvet eating Vienetta and, using quick-fire poetry and dark comedy, will ask whether we can really make a difference or, if in fact, everything is broken beyond repair. This will be followed by ‘Tiger’, an intimate, interactive show with teeth inspired by computer games, David Lynch movies and Highland folk tales.
Music lovers can enjoy the effervescent and heartfelt vocal style of Oban born Phil Odgers at Cobalt Studios on Saturday 14th April. Phil will be joined by renegade virtuoso Bobby Valentino who famously played the fiddle on the Bluebells’ ‘Young at Heart’.
On Thursday 19th April at Gosforth Civic Theatre, film fans can sit back, relax and watch a screening of the 1949 comedy ‘Whisky Galore!’ which pays homage to the restorative powers of Scotch. To get in the mood, audiences are being invited to enjoy a chocolate and whisky pairing session before the show.
Finally, on Friday 11th May at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Potterheads are in for a treat as Scotland’s hottest improv troupe Spontaneous Players present ‘Spontaneous Potter’ – an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play based on an audience suggestion of a fan fiction title.
For more details visit carolewproductions.com.