New play by Charles Barron

School dinners: You'll never feel the same about school dinners after the lid comes off this plot.'Picture submitted
School dinners: You'll never feel the same about school dinners after the lid comes off this plot.'Picture submitted
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Skirlie is Charles Barron’s new Doric comedy, set somewhere in Aberdeenshire, in the present day.

Put on by Fleeman Productions, Skirlie goes on tour in the North-east in May.

The plot unfolds in an Aberdeenshire school and something strange is boiling up in the kitchens. With the lid off the plot you’ll never feel the same way about school dinners again.

The fascinating characters include three elderly dinner wifies whose combined skills barely qualify them to use a tin-opener. The teachers are more concerned with their private lives than with the education of the pupils and the school cleaner lives in a world of her own. Add a Health and Safety Inspector to the menu and the comic situations culminate in a surprising climax.

Set to be a relaxing and very funny evening’s entertainment, Skirlie will play in Midmar Village Hall on Friday, May 18 (£7 per ticket), Kemnay Village Hall on Wednesday, May 23 (£7), Tullynessle and Forbes Hall on Wednesday, June 22 (£7) and Wyness Hall, Inverurie on Friday and Saturday June 29 and 30, as part of Garioch Theatre Festival (£6). All performances start at 7.30pm. Email FleemanCompany@aol.co.uk with details of how to order tickets.

Fleeman Productions has built up a reputation for performing thoroughly entertaining comedies, true to the spirit of the area. Award-winning playwright Charles Barron has provided all but one of the fifteen plays they have staged so far.

His understanding of the Scots character and his deft touch with comedy ensure an evening of sheer joy.