Image Credit: Andy Corelli
With support from Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities Programme – Investing in Communities Fund, Cumbernauld Theatre Trust is delighted to be partnering Awkward Stranger and the Doric Trust in the digital production of Doorways in Drumorty, a stage play by Mike Gibb, adapted from the book of the same name by Strichen born authoress Lorna Moon.
Having enjoyed three hugely successful tours of Scotland over the course of the last decade, the cast and director have reunited to produce an abridged video version of this hilarious and poignant comedy drama to be shared digitally with care homes and elderly community groups across North Lanarkshire, supported by Cumbernauld Action for Care of the Elderly (CACE).
The funding from Scottish Government’s Empowering Communities Programme – Investing in Communities Fund supports Cumbernauld Theatre to deliver a programme of responsive, community-led, place-based creative projects that will empower and enable our community to tackle poverty, inequality and rural disadvantage on their own terms.
The Doorways in Drumorty digital project aims to improve well-being and cultural opportunities in Cumbernauld and is specifically devised for members of our community currently residing in care homes.
Doorways in Drumorty is directed by Andy Corelli, the artistic director of Awkward Stranger and features a cast of well-known Scottish actors: Estrid Barton, Lucy Goldie and Fraser Sivewright.
Audiences will be able to watch the play on their home-screens before being invited to an online Question and Answer session with the director, Andy Corelli and the creative team who realised the work.
Eoin McKenzie, Cumbernauld Theatre’s Community Engagement Manager said: “At Cumbernauld Theatre Trust we believe that taking part in the arts can be central to the development of a sense of community and to improving people’s mental health, especially after a year of enforced isolation.
We want to provide a high-quality creative experience for our elderly population in Cumbernauld, as we recognise that they have lived without many essential connections with friends and family over the last year.
The Doorways in Drumorty digital project provides us with an opportunity to bring a playful theatrical experience to our audiences in their own environment, and the opportunity to join with the creative team after the show in a virtual, social space to discuss their experience.”
Doorways in Drumorty will be available to view for free online from Monday the 7th of June until Monday the 14th of June through Cumbernauld Theatre Trust.
On Monday the 14th of June at 2:30pm there will also be an online discussion with the creative team about the process of making the show as well as a chance to chat more about the stories and characters from the work.
To request a link please contact Eoin McKenzie, Community Engagement Manager by email email@example.com
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