Category Archives: Expressive Arts

Thank you from The Darien

June 13th, 14th and 15th saw four amazing performances at the Byre Theatre, St Andrews.  This was the culmination of months of hard work from a dedicated cast.  Not only was this the premier of a brand new musical, but it was a first for Bell Baxter, performing at the Byre Theatre.  The cast and crew loved working in a professional theatre with incredibly helpful theatre staff.  This made the run very special for everyone involved, as everyone approached the project as a professional production, not a school show.

So, the expectations were high and (judging by the flood of praise we received) the audiences were not disappointed.  All of the actors owned that stage with enormous energy and confidence.  The crew enjoyed using the professional standard equipment and facilities to lift the production to a new level with the sound and lighting and backstage.

The show was the incredible reward of three years of work for Mr McNicol and Mr Robb.   A huge thank you and congratulations to all involved and to everyone who came along and supported us.  Keep your eyes peeled and you ear to the ground for news of the next show.  Mr McNicol and Mr Robb are already in discussion about the possibilities.  No definite decisions yet, but rumour has it that “Bring It On” is a strong contender.  Have a great summer.

Mr Robb & Mr McNicol

“Darien” starts tonight!

We would like to send our ‘best wishes’ to the cast, crew and staff for the opening night of “Darien”.

‘Darien: The Commonplace Book of Murdo MacFarlane’ is opening tonight (Thursday) at the beautiful Byre Theatre, St Andrews.  The show will run until Saturday night, so grab tickets while you still can. The cast and crew have spent hours in the theatre this week preparing for our run of performances and the production is looking/sounding amazing.

Get you ticket!

Please come along and support the pupils for what will be a great night out for all the family.  We’ve even got an exclusive preview of the opening number, ‘Welcome to the Darien’.  Definitely not a show to miss!

Meet more of the “Darien” cast!

We would like to introduce you to Murdo McFarlane’s wife, Elspeth, and some of her fellow travellers.  The women will be heading into the unknown as they accompany the men to the Darien Gap.

It looks like the journey and new life will bring its own challenges for all of the settlers.

Tickets are now on sale from The Byre Theatre.

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Photograph credit: Lifetime Photography