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The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk


The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk

Original play created by Andy Manley, Gill Robertson & Rob Evans

Age suitability: Primary 5 -7 and S1 or ages 9+
Running time: 50 minutes

When Martin moves to a new school he feels lost in a sea of strange faces, especially when class bully Sharon takes a dislike to him. That is until he meets Simon McGurk and forms a friendship that not only changes Martin, but curses Simon for the rest of his school days.

Catherine Wheels brings a coming of age tale about just how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends.

Creative Team

Deviser: Andy Manley
Director: Gill Robertson
Writer: Robert Alan Evans
Sound Designer: Danny Krass

Production History

Number of performances to date: 253

Scottish Schools 2008:
2nd May 2008 - 26th June 2008

Imaginate Festival, Scotland 2010:
10th May 2010 - 29th May 2010

Australia 2011:
22nd November 2011 - 1st December 2011

Edinburgh Fringe 2012:
3rd August 2012 - 26th August 2012

Scotland and Washington 2012:
17th September 2012 - 11th November 2012

Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand 2013:
28th February 2013 - 31st March 2013

Scottish Schools Tour 2014:
3rd February 2014 - 4th May 2014

New Victory Theatre, New York 2014:
9th June 2014 - 24th June 2014