This Spring sees a first for Catherine Wheels as our brand new show, Lost at Sea will premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival as part of the inaugural Science in the Spotlight programme.
Inspired by the true story of 28,800 plastic ducks which were accidentally spilt in the Pacific Ocean, subsequently used by scientists to map the ocean currents, the piece will follow the journey of a boy and a girl who, fascinated by the toys they find washed up on their local beach, begin to discover more about the sea.
We are thrilled to announce the cast as Ashley Smith and Laurie Brown. Ashley is something of a Catherine Wheels veteran having first worked with us on Hansel and Gretel when it played at the New Victory Theatre, New York in 2009, before performing in Pobby and Dingan (2010) and most recently appearing as Bess in our 2015 North American tour of Lifeboat. We are also delighted to work once more with Laurie, who performed in The Ugly Duckling, our Christmas co- production with The Arches, Glasgow in 2012
Lost at Sea will be directed by Gill Robertson with text by Morna Pearson, design by Karen Tennent, and an original score by Daniel Paddon. The whole team are knee deep in rehearsals right now and all very much looking forward to bringing the show to Summerhall from 5-7 April.
Tickets are on sale now and you can be booked through the Science Festival website.
Or by calling the Science Festival Box Office on 0844 557 2686.
The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed there is in fact another play ‘Lost at Sea’, written by a playwright named Morna. This piece, written by Morna Young , not our own Morna Pearson, is an epic tale spanning forty years of the fishing industry. Young’s “Lost at Sea” is a personal tribute to the fishing communities of the North East of Scotland. It’s currently in pre-production with Eden Court, Inverness for a 2017 large scale tour.