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Black Beauty Takes A Canter Round Scotland


By Irene Brown - Posted on 11 January 2017

Following a critically acclaimed run in Edinburgh, Red Bridge Arts, a company whose mission is to nourish creativity and encourage curiosity, and the Traverse Theatre Company take Black Beauty cantering onto stages around Scotland in early 2017.

Blending storytelling, music puppetry and comic brilliance, this vibrant re-telling of Black Beauty offers fun and adventure for fans of the book, classic TV show and those brand new to the tale that’s sure to lift your heart and bring more than a wee smile in the forthcoming chilly months.

Performed by two giants of children’s theatre, Andy Manley and Andy Cannon and with design by the ingenious award winning Shona Reppe, this delightful show was a huge hit with families of all ages during its Christmas run at the Traverse.

The Black Beauty tour runs from 27 January to 19 February and will be staged at 11 venues across the country (details below). Described by The Guardian as “a galloping, five-star triumph,” Black Beauty “deserves every overjoyed round of applause” (The Independent). The Scotsman described the show as “beautifully realised, and a stream of inventive genius that seems like the spirit of hope itself”.

Missing this real beauty of a show is a neigh brainer! Read my review.

The tour schedule:

The Brunton,
Musselburgh
Fri 27 Jan
0131 665 2240
thebrunton.co.uk

Adam Smith Theatre,
Kirkcaldy
Sat 28 Jan
01592 583 302
onfife.com

Howden Park Centre,
Livingston
Sun 29 Jan
01506 777 666
howdenparkcentre.co.uk

The Beacon Arts Centre,
Greenock
Sat 4 Feb
01475 723 723
beaconartscentre.co.uk

The Byre Theatre,
St Andrews
Sun 5 Feb
01334 475 000
byretheatre.com

Platform, Easterhouse,
Glasgow
Mon 6 Feb
0141 276 9696
platform-online.co.uk

Eden Court,
Inverness
Sat 11 – Sun 12 Feb
01463 234 234
eden-court.co.uk

Tron Theatre,
Glasgow
Tue 14 Feb
0141 552 4267
tron.co.uk

The Lemon Tree,
Aberdeen
Thu 16 Feb
01224 641 122
aberdeenperformingarts.com

Macrobert Arts Centre,
Stirling
Sat 18 Feb
01786 466 666
macrobertartscentre.org

Eastwood Park Theatre,
Giffnock
Sun 19 Feb
0141 577 4956
eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk

Watch the tour trailer.