Powerful Youth Drama Comes to Theatre Royal Dumfries

Next weekend the Theatre Royal Dumfries will host two performances of the sharp, emotional drama Blackout by Davey Anderson.

Blackout tells the true story of a 15-year-old Glaswegian lad who, in a world of violence, drugs, domestic abuse and peer-pressure, is trying to piece together the events which have brought him to a secure unit charged with attempted murder. The performance is led by the award-winning Bunbury Banter Theatre Company in association with Soul Soup, the Theatre Royal Dumfries and CatStrand.

Since its formation, accessibility, equality, openness and inclusion have been at the heart of Bunbury Banter’s creative learning programmes and they are committed to continuing their work in these areas. Soul Soup provide a confidential counselling and support service to young people aged 12-25 across Dumfries and Galloway.

Phil Anderson-Dyer of Bunbury Banter told DGWGO Entertainment News “We are extremely proud of the dedication, hardwork and determination the young people involved in the project have shown, in both the rehearsals and production teams. Come along to support and see what they have created together!”

The performances of Blackout star a talented group of local young people who, with the assistance of Bunbury Banter’s guidance and mentors, have explored and rehearsed the play over an intensive two-week workshop based at the Theatre Royal.

Performance times: Friday 28th July at 7.30pm and Saturday 29th July at 6pm,
Tickets are available via Midsteeple Box Office, on 01387 254209 and at www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

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