Joyce to return ... minus seagull!
RIVER City and Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre panto favourite, Joyce Falconer is returning home for a last-minute gig at Aberdeen Arts Centre. After a cancellation at the Summer Arts Carnival Joyce was happy to step into the breach to present her one woman show “Just Joyce”, an eclectic mix of song and story performed in her inimitable style. As well as performing new material Joyce has promised to pull a couple of her old favourites out of the bag although she will be without her popular puppet “Scunnard the Seagull” who she has had to report as sadly deceased. Joyce said: “The Arts Centre is where I performed long before
Joyce Falconer of River City. becoming professional and the venue is close to my heart.” Just Joyce will take place in the Cafe Bar of the Arts Centre in King Street from 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday next week and tickets will be available on the door on the night. Joyce was raised in Torry and went to Tullos Primary and Torry Academy where her natural talents for performing and music were encouraged and from there she went to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She has gone on to enjoy a successful career in Scottish theatre and television but it is her former role of Roisin Henderson in the BBC Scotland soap opera, River City for which she is best known. A champion of her native Doric, Joyce writes and performs her own material, mainly in Scots and is much in demand as a speaker and host of Burns nights. Recent roles have included The Vagina Monologues and playing Jean Guthrie in the touring version of Sunset Song.
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