Intriguing story at Stracathro Hall

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LOCAL charity Angus Arts is thrilled to be able to host what promises to be a fascinating evening’s entertainment this Saturday at Stracathro Hall, Inchbare, near Edzell.

Described by Francesca Millican-Slater, who wrote and performs in the show, as part detective noir, part lecture, part biography, ‘Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs’ promises to be a most intriguing story.

Francesca explains: “In 2003, I bought a postcard in a shop in Totnes. Sent from Lincoln to London on July 15, 1910 it is addressed to a Miss L. Gibbs. The message on the back read: ‘Be Careful Tomorrow. A.C.’

“This is the story of my investigation into the message on a postcard and my obsession with the life of the woman that received it. What happens when I start tracing a history that isn’t my own? And why did Miss Gibbs have to be careful tomorrow?”

Angus Arts is well known for the wide range of arts experiences it offers, bringing top quality theatre, music, puppetry, workshops and other events to a rural audience.

Virginia Aspinwall, co-creative director of Angus Arts, said: “We are really excited about this show. It was premiered at the Edinburgh Festival last year and received some fantastic reviews. We can’t wait to find out what the message is all about! We are very grateful to NEAT (North East Arts Touring), supported by Creative Scotland, for helping us to bring such a top-class production to rural Angus.” Previous reviews for this show include ‘clever and touching’ (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian), and ‘compelling’ (The Scotsman).

“Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs” starts at 7.30 pm and tickets can be purchased from Angus Arts on 01674 850842 / 01356 648669/01356 670304, by emailing angus.arts@btinternet.com or booked online with NEAT at www.neatshows.org.uk.