Barony Theatre upcoming shows sure to entertain

The Barony Young Theatre group will perform the Twelfth Hour
The Barony Young Theatre group will perform the Twelfth Hour

Residents in Bo’ness will have plenty to keep them entertained in the coming months as the Barony Players have two shows on offer.

The youth theatre is performing the Twelfth Night in homage to the most famous bard of them all, William Shakespeare.

Barony Players will be performing Dad's Army in May

Barony Players will be performing Dad's Army in May

This year celebrates 400 years since the passing of the writer and youth theatre members are being introduced to his work by performing Twelfth Night.

Children as young as seven are eager to take on the challenge.

The play is set in the mystical town of Illynia and is a comical tale of hidden identity, love and friendship.

Wendy Turner, one of the members of the group, said: “The cast are exceptional, once they stepped beyond the social misconception that the works were too complex, they began to find the humour in the text which then came alive on stage.

“The whole experience has been very fun and enriching for the members of the Barony Youth Theatre.

“Complex texts will no longer faze these young students, they will simply recall the merriment and personal success they experienced through this production and allow that to fuel the next.”

The youth theatre production takes place on Friday, April 22 at the Barony Theatre in Bo’ness with tickets costing £8 for adults and £5 for concessions and can be reserved by contacting 07401488133.

The Barony Players have also been busy rehearsing for their upcoming show, Dad’s Army. From May 9, to May 14, the famous TV show will be on stage in Bo’ness.

Audiences will be treated to three classic episodes, Deadly Attachment, Mum’s Army and the Godiva Affair. The episodes include ladies joining the patrol, German sailors and a spitfire.

Director Wendy Turner said: “It may sound clique but rehearsals have been a laugh a minute and the more we work on the script the funnier it gets. The actors are doing an excellent job of rising to the challenge of bringing such familiar characters to the stage.”

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £8 for concessions and can be reserved by phoning 07541346639. The show runs from May 9 to May 14 at 7.30pm with a matinee show on Saturday May 14 at 2.30pm.