New role for stage veteran

A BLACKNESS woman is about to showcase her very first professional stage production at the age of 73!

Young at heart, Sylvia Dow has always had a passion for the theatre and her continued work in the arts has lead her down this new path.

“I have always been 
involved with the arts,” 
Sylvia told the Journal and Gazette.

“My first job was as a 
drama teacher at Bo’ness academy.”

It was only recently that Sylvia decided to take up the writer’s role. This new passion burned brighter when she went back to finish her masters degree at the age of 70.

“I had never really thought about creating my own production before. I was back at University and one of my lecturers told me how she 
really liked what I had 
written. She had her own production company and that’s where it all began.”

‘‘A Beginning a Middle and an End’’ is soon to open in the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and will go on tour, stopping off in Bo’ness along the way.

“We had a free date and the production company wanted to do something for my 
local community. It’s great to get the chance to showcase it in the Barony Theatre in Bo’ness,” Sylvia said.

Funny, beautiful, human and wise, ‘‘A Beginning a Middle and an End’’ explores human nature and the hope of mankind, through a 
family.

It comes to the Barony on Friday, September 14, at 7:30pm. Tickets are available on: 01506 829197 and are priced at £8 and £6 for 
concessions.