The young cast of Blood Brothers

Young Artistic Talent in the Spotlight

Actors, musicians and dancers will take centre stage in a selection of events that begins with Tweed Theatre’s youth performers presenting a new production of Willie Russell’s Blood Brothers on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 May. A play version of Russell’s famous musical, it tells the story of twin brothers, separated at birth, who meet up later in life and become best friends.

Between these two performances, on 4 May, Stride Young Dance Company will perform to music written and performed live on stage by members of Nomad Beat Community Music School who have, in turn, taken inspiration from artwork created by Evie Douglas. The project, called Only Connect, part of the Inspiring Life Creative Initiative, explores what happens when art, dance and music connect.

On 23 May, the Eastgate presents the world premiere of Twisted Tales – a collection of three, one-act plays about nasty children devised and performed by the drama students of Peebles High School.

Finally, in All the Stars, the junior pupils (aged 5 – 11) of the Fiona Henderson School of Dance bring the month to a close by performing their now traditional annual dance extravaganza on 25 & 26 May.

This specially choreographed show will display all the new steps the pupils have learned over the past year in a variety of theatrical dances in ballet, tap, modern, jazz, acro, Irish, street and Highland.

Tickets for these and other events during May are available from Box Office on 01721 725777, or online at www.eastgatearts.com