RASPBERRY

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


CAST

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