Young Inverurie actor, Reuben Gedge has a film part in Wildbird Theatre’s new multimedia theatre production, Dreich House.
Adventure Activity Holidays for Children that Nobody Loves, is currently touring theatre venues and community halls across the Highlands and the North-east. The production promises something really different for families and children this festive season, that combines live theatre and storytelling with film and animation to create an unforgettable theatre experience.
In February and March this year Wildbird auditioned for six youth cast members aged eight months to 15 years to play Ruby and the Dreich House kids. The selected cast then came to Evanton in the Easter Holidays to make a green screen film which has been combined with digital animation and live theatre to create the finished multi-media one man theatre production that puts its young cast at the heart of the action.
The play tells the story of Ruby Love, abandoned at Christmas by her cold yet glamorous mother as she is sent to Dreich House, a forbidding castle in the Gloomgorm Mountains, for a Christmas Holiday unlike any other. The wicked Lord Boltfast, the tartan spartan, and the castle’s hapless owner, has gathered together unloved children from all over the country to execute a dastardly plan to hold the world to ransom on Christmas day. In the tradition of stories by Roald Dahl, or the more recent Lemony Snicket ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, Dreich House pits children against adults in a Christmas comedy of love, friendship and stale meat pies.
Dreich House plays at St Andrew’s Church Hall tonight (Thursday) and at Tullynessle and Forbes Hall on Friday (tomorrow). Performances start at 7.30pm.