CHILDREN’S theatre company Wee Stories visits Midlem Village Hall as part of a south of Scotland tour with its production The Sun, The Moon and a Boy Called River.
The show tells the tale of two babies, born at exactly the same moment, under the same moon – one born a princess in a palace, the other the son of a poor woodcutter.
A prophecy foretells they will marry, but the evil king will stop at nothing to prevent his daughter from marrying a commoner. It is a tale of good against evil and an unattainable quest with many surprises along the way.
“One of our aims, as well as creating child-friendly theatre that will appeal to all generations, is to reach the widest possible audience geographically,” said Iain Johnstone, Wee Stories’ artistic director.
“That’s why we’re so pleased that Creative Scotland, Dumfries & Galloway Council and Scottish Borders Council have given us the funding to reach destinations as far apart as Stranraer on the west coast to Coldingham in the east and to perform in numerous village halls and small community venues throughout the south of Scotland.”
Iain performs himself alongside Tommy Mullins, who swap costumes and play a variety of different roles between them, all done with humour.
This is combined with live music by Jennifer Port and a set created by Claire Halleran.
Wee Stories visits Midlem on Tuesday, June 26 – for further details visit the website at www.weestoriestheatre.org or phone 0131 221 0606.