Kiss is a coup for Barony

dave anderson
dave anderson

The Barony Theatre in Bo’ness is poised to host another great piece of Scottish theatre and music.

On Saturday, April 11, Dave Anderson brings Butterfly Kiss, a tale about teenage love at the turn of the 1960s, to town.

An old guy visits a seaside museum on his bus pass where he finds a Punch and Judy stall. When no-one is looking, he peeks in, and finds himself in the year 1960.

He’s now 15 years old and holidaying on the coast of the West of Scotland.

It’s a world of rock’n’roll, teenagers, burgeoning consumerism, rampant hormones, lazy day times gazing into rock pools, love of all things American and a girl.

An actor for more than 30 years, Dave’s is a familiar face both on TV and in films, having had roles in Tutti Frutti, Taggart, Rebus and Still Game on the small screen not to mention films like Local Hero, Gregory’s Girl and Restless Natives.

He’s probably most familiar for his role as Mr McLelland in the hugely popular City Lights in which he played Gerard Kelly’s long-suffering boss.

Butterfly Kiss is a hilarious take on 1960s Scottish seaside holidays, rock’n’roll, growing up and growing old.

Stephen Wright, director of Butterfly Kiss, said he was delighted to be staging the play at the Barony.

“This will be our third visit,” he said. “This is an opportunity not to be missed as the Barony is a great venue with great staff and rooted very much in the community.”

For tickets, priced £12 (£10 concs), call 01506 824414.