Oi Oi! Inspired by the life and times of Ian Dury. Raspberry is a juicily gothic piece of music theatre that muses on the idea of perfection and perfectibility.
In a small wee town where tin was shaped and forged, a blacksmith had a daughter not quite the trim. Rita was a bit different.
Now as far as the blacksmith was concerned, this was a cosmic joke too far, so he set about changing things. Coz tin was his game, within which he'd earned a modicum of fame, he tried to bend and shape her like a Uri Geller spoon.
And that's how it would have gone on if Spasticus and the Rays hadn't come along and changed just about everything...…
"...the show is driven along by half-a-dozen wild and cracking songs, superbly sung. And you only have to glance at the strength and conviction of the three central performances ...to know that Robson has struck a rich seam of theatrical energy, with talent to burn."
Joyce MacMillan, 'The Scotsman', Nov 2008
RITA - CHRISTINE BRUNO
SPASTICUS - GARRY ROBSON
RAY - SALLY CLAY
ALBERT - DAVID STICKMAN HIGGINS
DAD - JEM DOBBS
BOB - JAMIE DUFFIN
DIRECTOR - GORDON DOUGHALL
WRITER - GARRY ROBSON
ART AND DESIGN - KEITH McINTYRE
MARKETING AND PR - LIZ SMITH
LIGHTING DESIGN - MARK HUGHES
CHOREOGRAPHER - LINDA PAYNE
COSTUME ASSISTANT - NEESHA CHAMPENEERIA
STUDIO ASSISTANT - LEWIS McINTYRE