The Tale of Little Bevan – On Tour

Annie Grace joins the cast of The Tale of Little Bevan – a new production by Pentabus, which tours this autumn.

In a peaceful Norfolk village, three people are seeking happiness. But as the harvest moon fills and the party begins, ancient forces are brought to life. While Tony and Mike get trapped in the tunnels below the village, Gill’s plan for revenge turns sour.

A darkly comic journey through 24 hours in the life of a village called Little Bevan, this new play by Robert Alan Evans promises live music, storytelling and the spirit of a 10th-century saint.

The Tale of Little Bevan has been created in collaboration with village hall promoters and rural communities across Norfolk and Suffolk – listening to their experiences, thoughts and concerns about living in rural villages in the twenty-first century.

Runs 16 Oct – 30 Nov at various venues.

For more info, click here

Tír na nÓg – A Play, A Pie and a Pint

Written by Dave Anderson, Tír na nÓg comes to Oran Mor this May and features BAA’s Annie Grace.

Tír na nÓg is “The Land Of The Young” in Celtic Mythology, where, if you’re heroic, or lucky enough, you go never to grow old.  If you want to read the stories, there’s hunners…

In the modern world, where everyone seems to be searching for Eternal Youth, our Poet goes looking for…she doesn’t know what. Expect Tall Tales from the High Seas, Improbable Adventures, and songs.

For tickets and more info, click here 

The Last Ship – Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

BAA’s Annie Grace will perform with multiple Grammy Award winner Sting in his musical, The Last Ship, in its six-week engagement in Toronto. Playing trade minister Baroness Tynedale, Annie takes the stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre from Saturday 9th February.

Featuring original music and lyrics by Sting as well as a few of his best-loved songs — Island of Souls, All This Time and When We Dance — The Last Ship is set in the shipbuilding community in Tyne and Wear, and tells the story of a young man who returns home after seventeen years at sea. 

The tensions between past and future flare in both his family and his town. He finds that the local shipyard, around which the community has always revolved, is closing and no one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces of working-class homes. 

With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as the foreman and his wife fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.

For more information, click here

How to be Both by Ali Smith – A Theatrical Exploration

Sat 18 Aug 16:30 – 18:00

Part of the Playing With Books series of events at the 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Brave, innovative and multi award-winning, Ali Smith’s How to Be Both is the dual-narrative novel that confirms her as one of Britain’s most talented living writers. In this special partnership with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, theatre-maker Claire Duffy works with actors and a musician to create a 45-minute live performance inspired by the book. Afterwards, they are joined on stage by Ali Smith to discuss her unforgettable novel.

More info here

The Last Ship – Northern Stage, National Tour

The UK premiere of Sting’s personal, political and passionate musical is an epic tale of community, hope and a great act of collective defiance. The Last Ship features an original score with music and lyrics by Sting. Featuring our very own BAA client Annie Grace.

Gideon Fletcher, a sailor, returns home from sea to discover the ship-building life he left behind in chaos. The yard is closing and no one knows what will come next. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as foreman Jackie and his wife Peggy fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.

Opening at Northern Stage on 12th March and touring the UK through the Spring.

Opens at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from 18th – 23rd June.

More information can be found here.

Hysteria!

Someone. Somewhere near here. Near or maybe not that near. But never that far away. Straightens their bunny ears and refuses to smile. Presses Retweet. Joins a sea of pussy hats. Gets through another day.

Thie PPP runs the week beginning 9th October, featuring our client, Annie Grace.

More information can be found here.

The Winter’s Tale – The Royal Lyceum Theatre

Annie Grace opens on the 10th February in THE WINTER’S TALE, which will run through to the 4th March.

When King Leontes suspects his wife Hermione of adultery his jealousy tears the kingdom apart. The queen is banished and believed dead, while their daughter Perdita is abandoned among simple shepherd folk. Passionate tragedy interweaves with pastoral comedy, leading to one of Shakespeare’s most magical and moving denouements.

More information can be found on the Lyceum website.

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Annie Grace and Paul McCole are now on touring Scotland with NTS production The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart after a hugely successful tour of the USA.

Created by David Greig (writer) and Wils Wilson (director) Performances of Prudencia have sold out across Scotland, the UK and internationally, so pull up a chair and whet your whistle for an incredibly inventive and entertaining piece of anarchic theatre, live music and strange goings-on…

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Find full tour details here and see them in action here

Threads

Annie Grace is currently appearing in Stellar Quines touring production THREADS by Sylvia Dow.

A play about women, work, and knitting. Threads weaves the stories, historical, verbatim, and imagined into a multi-stranded piece of theatre using music, song and dance. From 19th Century millworkers to modern day knitting clubs, writer Sylvia Dow brings to life the history of knitting in the borders and the threads of life, fate and destiny which bind us all.

Venue and tour details here

Herald 4 star review here