Joyce to re­turn ... mi­nus seag­ull!

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - ARTS AND STAGE -

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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