Well, the tour kicked off with quite a roar last weekend: five shows, teaching, travelling and lots of tiger teamwork.
We spent Thursday and Friday in Mussleburgh, where we delivered a tiger inspired workshop at Campie Primary School before performing at the Brunton Theatre. You can see photos from the workshop, it was a delight to engage with the children and build up excitement before they came to see the show. Seeing their enthralled and familiar faces in the audience was a lovely experience. We were lucky to have some time to relax in between the shows and see a bit of the town. If you ever get the chance to go Musselburgh it has some great little charity shops and an excellent Ice-cream parlour called S. Luca.
Saturday saw us catch the train west to Greenock – home of the swish new venue Beacon Arts Centre. If there was an award for dance studio with the best view this place would be a top contender: with a floor to ceiling, wall to wall window looking out over the Clyde to Dumbarton, it’s sensational. We had a great couple of shows in their studio theatre and also had the pleasure of sharing backstage with the jovial local cast of Wizard of Oz, who were performing in the main house.
Our busy weekend culminated in a performance at the grand and nostalgic Paisley Town Hall. It was such a treat to arrive in the dressing room to find a bowl of fresh fruit, biscuits, tea, coffee, mineral water and a couple of chaise lounges to loll on post-show.
The audiences for all five shows were warm and receptive, thanks to all of you who made it along. The reviews have been amazing too, all four and five star. You can check them out on the website,Facebook or @Barrowlballet on Twitter. I feel very lucky to be working with such an incredible team and on another strong and challenging production with Barrowland Ballet. Come along to one of our shows soon it would be great to see you there.
Will keep you posted and thanks for reading.
Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre (Peebles) Part of The Imaginarium
Tiger Tale, Monday 14 October, 2:30pm £6/£4
01721 725777 / www.eastgatearts.com
Tiger Tale, Thursday 17 October, 2:30pm
£7 (1 adult and 1 child) / £5 adult, £3.50 child
01236 732887 / www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk
Eastwood Theatre (Giffnock)
Tiger Tale, Friday 18 October,2:30pm,£9/£8
Tiger, Friday 18 October, 7:30pm,£13/£11/£9
0141 577 4956 /www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice
Palace Theatre (Kilmarnock)
Tiger Tale, Saturday 19 October, 2:00pm
£4 (family discount available)
Tiger, Saturday 19 October, 7:30pm, £6
01563 554900 / www.enjoyeastayrshire.com
Rothes Halls (Glenrothes)
Tiger Tale, Sunday 20 October, 2:30pm, £5.50/£4.50
01592 611101 / www.onfife.com
The Lemon Tree (Aberdeen)
Tiger Tale, Wednesday 23 October, 2:30pm, £6.50
Tiger, Wednesday 23 October, 8pm, £8.50
01224 641122 / www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
Tiger Tale, Friday 25 October, 10:30am & Saturday 26 October, 2:30pm, £6
Tiger, Friday 25 & Saturday 26 October, 7:30pm, £8/£6
0845 330 3501 / www.tramway.org
Early bird offer – book by 14 Oct and buy full price tickets at conc rate