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Check here to find out the latest news on “Clarinda

7th March 2009- We’re very pleased to announce that “Clarinda” will be showcased at a number of venues and events throughout 2009. See the Events ‘09 page for details.

30th November 2008 - A short version of “Clarinda” will be performed in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh as part of Scotland’s St Andrew’s Day Celebrations. “Clarinda” will be played by Maggie Findlay, Robert Burns by Mark Kydd and Gavin Hamilton by Kevin Walsh. See http://www.scotland.org/standrewsday/around-scotland/edinburgh.html for further information.  

22nd April 2008 - The Original Cast Recording of the songs from “Clarinda” is now available on CD. See the Cast Cd page for further information

25th January 2008 - The opening night of “Clarinda” proved to be a great success. Playing to a packed Netherbow in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, “Clarinda” was very well received with two curtain calls being required before the audience allowed the actors to leave the stage ! Photos of the dress rehearsal, taken by Ines Gennuso, can be seen on the Photos page.

22nd January 2008 - Almost two years to the day that “Clarinda” was announced to the world on Radio Scotland’s “Radio Cafe” Mike and Sabrina appear on the same program to discuss the world premiere of the play on 25th January 2008. Sabrina sings “40 Years On” live.

14th January 2008 - Press and media interest in “Clarinda” is increasing. Photographers from Edinburgh’s “Scotsman” and “Evening News” newspapers spent some time with Sabrina and George (in full costume) in Edinburgh’s Canongate Churchyard. Their photos appeared in both newspapers on 15th Jan. To see some “unofficial” photos of the event go the Photos page.

January 2008 - Rehearsals began on 7th January, unfortunately without our “Robert Burns”. Due to other commitments Kieran Brown was unable to get away from his European tour in time to join us. Fortunately, at very short notice, we were able to bring in Ayrshire actor George Drennan, who is no stranger to the role of Burns and who has now swapped the bright lights of New York’s 42nd Street (Where he was recently appearing in “The Wolves In The Walls”) for Edinburgh’s High Street.

November 2007 - Tour Details, ticket prices and performance times are now finalised. See the Tour Details page for full information.

17th August 2007 - After a further round of auditions Gillian Budd has been cast in the role of Jean Armour\Jenny Clow. Gillian has extensive experience in a variety of roles including that of Cosette in the West End production of “Les Miserables”.

August 2007 - plans for “Clarinda - The Musical” to tour Scotland after it’s premiere in Edinburgh are being put in place. Venues are being considered in Glasgow, Stirling, Perth, St Andrews, Aberdeen and Inverness.

26th July 2007 - Three roles are now cast

Sabrina Carter will play Nancy (Clarinda)  Sabrina recently graduated  from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with an MA in Musical Theatre and has performed in a number of roles north and south of the border

To see and hear Sabrina perform visit

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sabrina+carter

Kieran Brown will play Robert Burns. Kieran is an accomplished actor and singer with a wide experience in musical theatre. Currently working in Vienna, Kieran is delighted to be performing in his native Scotland again.

For more information on Kieran visit

www.kieranbrown.com

Ian Hammond Brown will play James MacLehose\Gavin Hamilton. Ian is a composer and songwriter and has already written four musicals. For further information on Ian’s work visit

www.ianhammondbrown.com

The search continues to fill the fourth role of Jean Armour\Jenny Clow

19th July 2007 - Auditions are held in Edinburgh for all four roles in the show

05 May 2007- Suzanne Lofthus is appointed as director for the show. Suzanne’s wide experience in musical theatre will be a major asset to the production. For further information on Suzanne’s work visit

www.cuttingedgetheatre.co.uk

02 April 2007 - Confirmation that the premiere of the show will be at the Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Royal Mile, Edinburgh from 25th January to 2nd February 2008. For further information on the venue and to book tickets visit

http://www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk/

or call +44 (0)131 652 3273
 

8th March 2007 - After the highly successful showcase of “Mother Of All The Peoples” at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, confirmation is received that Total will provide sponsorship for “Clarinda - The Musical” We are continuing in our efforts to secure further funding and sponsorship for the show.

26th January 2007 - Confirmation that an Awards for All Grant has been received to assist with the production of the show

19th January 2007- Maggie and Kevin perform a selection of songs from the show at the prestigious Burns Supper held at the Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen

1st September 2006 - www.clarindathemusical.com website is launched

May 2006 - “Clarinda" is launched with four showcases of the music as part of the BURNS AN' A' THAT FESTIVAL in Ayr in the delightful  Rozelle House (a former mansion house now housing an art gallery).

Rozelle House is approximately 1 mile from the cottage where Robert Burns was born, and “The Roselle” was the ship which carried Nancy to Jamaica, (coincidentally the same ship which Burns himself intended to sail there on in 1786)  so a highly fitting venue for the initial performances of “Clarinda

Comments from those who attended can be seen on the showcase page  photo’s taken at the event can be seen on the photos page.

January 25th 2006 - Burns Day - Clarinda” is announced to the public for the first time when Mike and Kevin appear on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Radio Cafe” to discuss the project

 

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