Intimate innovate theatre that speaks to the heart.
This is a passionate, moving and funny transatlantic love story set in both New York and a small coastal village in Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is delighted to host the production at two of its most intimate venues in Thornhill and Gatehouse.
The tale interweaves the experiences of its young adult protagonists with story of The Selkie – the bedtime story they were read when they were children – along with welcome and unwelcome advice from their American and Scottish grandparents.
Bell Rock’s Poorboy Theatre Company’s Pirates and Mermaids has just completed a successful run at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, as part of the city’s eponymous festival. It received four-star reviews, was designated a ‘Must See’ show by The Stage; and performer Jeremiah Reynolds was nominated for Best Solo Performer for The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence.Pirates and Mermaids takes place at The Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse, on Saturday, 17 May, at 2pm and 4pm; and at Thomas Tosh in Thornhill, on Sunday, 18 May, at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.