CoastWord Haverings our monthly night of Spoken Word and Music is putting on a special breakfast event for the festival weekend, featuring Battery Theatre Company performing an extract of their new play and local band, Nic Tate and the Sharks. We will also offer you a chance to be part of the open mic, so if you fancy a spot to share some of your writing you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battery Theatre Company
Battery is a new theatre company which aims to create site-specific theatre, for and about the community of Dunbar. Battery Theatre will be performing an extract for CoastWord from their new production "Mary, It began with a lass..." by Suzanne Lofthus.
“Mary, It began with a lass...” is a fast paced journey through the life and loves of Mary, Queen of Scots, arguably Scotland’s most famous Queen and tells the story of her love for Scotland and for the men around her. It looks at the lives of Mary and Elizabeth I, two powerful women struggling to retain control of their nations and their love.
Mary was a passionate woman who had a mind and heart of her own, determined to rule but not always choosing wisely. Must a woman choose between love and power? This play by Suzanne Lofthus looks at Mary’s story through the complex power struggles around her, power struggles that remain to this day.
The play was originally performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014 (as "Mary, the Last Farewell") since then Suzanne has adapted and re-written some of the play to reflect the pivotal events that took place during Mary's time in Dunbar Castle, events that ultimately led to Mary ending her life at the end of an axe...
Nic Tate and the Sharks
Formed back in the mists of 2008, Nic Tate and the Sharks boast a meticulously honed style of vocally driven singer-songwriting. Expect a beautiful combination of guitar, cello and cajon, and harmony of the kind that only exists between great friends.