Doric trip back in time

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“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.

Charles Bar­ron.


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