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4th January 2012

Dramatic talent lined up for a Splendid Day Out

High calibre theatre for the 2012 Coastival event!

A dramatic line-up of theatre talent will take centre stage during a forthcoming one-day arts event in Scarborough.
The organisers of Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out have given more details of the drama on offer during February’s event. Everything from thrillers, to experimental fantasy, comedy and cutting-edge performance will be on offer on 11th February.

First up will be Beach Hut Theatre presenting Stalked by Flowers at 1pm at Scarborough Library. This is described as a multi-media comedy thriller which takes the audience on a theatrical journey from town to the Wolds as Holly discovers “life in a florist’s can be fun but also, sometimes, deadly”.

At 3pm at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, Inspired by Charms is an exploration of charms, superstitions, fears, faeries and fantasies, performed by second year School of Arts and New Media Students.

Stacy Makishi takes to the stage, again at the University of Hull Scarborough Campus, at 4pm with her performance The Making of Bull: The True Story.  It is described as a “fusion of physical theatre, music, film and text”, exploring lies, Fargo, maps, donut holes, murder secrets, kidnap and how to get lucky.

Lost Property presents ‘Cracks’ is “a deviously cheek and unpredictable show” pushing the boundaries of reality and sanity to a new extreme. Unravelling the mysteries of a house for sale, this performance is at the Regency Room at the Spa at 5.15pm.
Later in the day sees one of the big highlights of the Rather Splendid Day Out, the first part of a major theatre event by award-winning theatre company Slung Low. At 6pm at the Spa Sun Court, Slung Low will present Darkness at the Sun Court, the first of five pieces to be performed at arts festivals across North Yorkshire under the collective name Converging Paths.

“No arts event day would be complete without a wide range of theatre and performance and we have pulled together an exciting and innovative line up for Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out. From the students at Hull University to the edgy and unique style of Stacy Makishi, this is a great programme of theatre, topped off with the Slung Low event at the Spa Sun Court.”
Organiser Wendy Clews

Other Splendid Day Out highlights will include a marathon 10 and a half hours of live music on offer at the Acoustic Lounge at the Spa Vitadome from 12noon to 10.30pm. Acclaimed local band ISHKA will lead a host of local talent.

Other highlights will include new comic talent on stage in the Comedy Gala at The Spa Theatre from 8pm and the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club music event at The Spa Grand Hall from 10pm.

Throughout the day there will also be art exhibitions and installations at a wide range of venues including local galleries.
There will also be art, dance and music sessions and workshops for children and young people during the Rollercoastival February Fiesta.

Coastival is establishing itself as a major local organiser of new, innovative and exciting arts events on the Yorkshire coast. It has so far held two successful arts weekends and a host of one-off events.

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