Doric trip back in time
“I had written quite a lot about the 18th century, but not a lot about Aberdeen in the 18th century, so I thought it was time to put that to rights.” The whole 18th century idea intrigues the writer because, he says: “Scotland was still very Scottish, with older people still speaking broad Scots, but the next generation were turning quite English. “Catherine represents the younger generation who were starting to turn their backs on Scots language and Scots education system. She speaks English rather than Doric – everyone else in the cast speaks Doric and it makes for an interesting time.” Charles said: “I think audiences will love the music – it is very catchy – and the dialogue is funny. I think it should be a good, fun night out.” Catherine opens at Midmar Village Hall tonight and is at Kemnay Village Hall tomorrow and Aberdeen Arts Centre this Saturday and Sunday. Next Wednesday it visits Tornaveen Community Hall, Thursday Finzean Hall, Friday New Deer Public Hall, and next Saturday, The Warehouse, Lossiemouth.