Postcard journey on the stage at New Deer hall

Tickets are on sale now for the second show of the theatre season in New Deer Public Hall.

Me, Myself & Miss Gibbs by Francesca Millican-Slater is a one woman show which received excellent reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.

It will be performed on Tuesday, September 25 at 7.30pm.

In 2003, Francesca Millican-Slater bought a second hand postcard for 50p in a knick knack shop in Devon.

The postcard, sent from Lincoln to London was addressed to a Miss L Gibbs of 62 Douglas Buildings, Marshalsea Road. Sent on July 15th 1910, the message on the back reads: ‘Be Careful Tomorrow. A.C.’

Francesca began re-tracing the steps of the postcard, travelling from Lincoln to London searching for A.C., Douglas Buildings and why Miss Gibbs should be careful tomorrow. She documented her journey; the people she met, the things she found, and the stories she heard.

Part lecture, part personal biography, part detective noir this performance charts the changes that have been made in research, researching and Francesca herself since she began trying to find Miss Gibbs over seven years ago.

With the release of the 1911 census she found out more than she ever thought possible about Miss Gibbs; why she had to be careful, what happened to her and where she went.

Promoter Sue Robertson, says: “In Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs, Francesca takes the audience with her on this intricate, fascinating journey, gently questioning how we remember those that went before us and how we might like to be remembered ourselves.

“Her compelling writing style and humorous presence makes this an engaging and highly enjoyable one-woman show that offers something for everyone.”

Tickets priced £10 and £8 concession are available from the Chemist and Food for Thought, New Deer, 01771 644217/644366 or on line www.neatshows.org.uk

Wine and soft drinks will be on sale and Francesca will chat to folk after the show.