Enjoy a ‘bosie’ from The Blue Toon Allstars

The Bosie cast in rehearsals
The Bosie cast in rehearsals

The Blue Toon All Stars (formerly The Willowbank Show Group) are working incredibly hard towards their next performance.

The Bosie, described as ‘a true north-east tale dramatised by a North-east quine and performed by a north-east cast’, is based on the story of the McIntosh clan, a family living on the edge of Rora Moss, north of Peterhead.

It is 1914, WWI is looming, bringing with it big changes in farming, even prosperity for some.

In this close-knit community neighbour relies on neighbour and everyone knows everyone else’s business - or at least they think they do!

This production uses drama, dance, song, live fiddle music, period costume and projected images to portray canny, country characters, their loves and losses, their kindness and coorseness, over one momentous year of their lives.

According to writer, producer and director Morag Skene, The Bosie is a completely different type of performance compared to the group’s past musical ventures - The Wild, Wild West Road; Waterside Story; The Sound of Morvern Crescent and Blue Toon Brithers-Sooth Bay Sisters - which have all be so hugely popular.

However, she is assuring loyal audiences those endearing qualities the group is so famous for - their spontaneity, their passion and pathos, their sincerity and sheer joy of performing - will still be well to the fore in this latest production.

Commenting on the show, Una Simpson, manager of Willowbank Day Service, says: “All group members, staff and volunteers have been working extremely hard to make this production as much of a success as our previous performances.

“The group has been using the community theatre as their base on a Friday afternoon and it has been excellent that they have managed to both rehearse and perform here.

“Willowbank and its community groups are always well supported by the local community and once again we look forard to welcoming everyone on the night.

“Going by previous shows we expect demand for seats to be really high,” she added.

Tickets for ‘The Bosie’, which will be performed at Peterhead Community Theatre on Wednesday, September 7, Thursday, September 8 and Saturday, September 10, are priced £7 each.

They are available from Peterhead community centre reception desk - but don’t delay as they are sure to sell out quickly!