Light the Blue: Mitchell School of Drama -- Mr Francis and the Village of Secrets
The Lemon Tree
5 West North Street
Mitchell School of Drama and Garidge Theatre presents:
This brand‐new play with music from award‐winning playwright Alan Bissett and composer Ashley Forbes tells the true story of Francis Lathom, a Gothic novelist mysteriously banished from England in 1810, who reappeared in Aberdeenshire fifteen years later under the guise ‘James Francis’. This hilarious, sometimes tragic, play speculates about Lathom’s past, while turning a satirical eye to the religious hypocrisies of Nineteenth‐Century Scotland. The play will be premiered at Garioch Theatre Festival in June, with performances in the summer at the Lemon Tree Theatre and Peterhead Community Theatre.
Directed by Rhona Mitchell Musical Director Ashley Forbes