New musical marks the Auld Alliance

A fresh new French musical Gosh! - from Monsieur Cheval & Associés - makes its UK debut at Cumbernauld Theatre later this month.

Thursday, 8th April 2010, 12:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2010, 12:33 pm

The show will visit the theatre on Friday, April 23 for performances, at 1pm and 8pm, and the following day at 8pm only.

Ed Robson, Artistic Director of Cumbernauld Theatre says: "Monsieur Cheval are part of an exciting new wave of theatre makers coming out of France right now.

"Based in Lyon and with connections to Bron – our twin town – this exciting new musical is a wry French take on all things Scottish.

"In what promises to be a very special weekend, why not enjoy some Gallic-Ecosse flair. Long live the Auld Alliance!"

Gosh! is a devised piece about Scotland, Scottish people, their rites, their culture and their traditions. But it is mostly a clown-like point of view of our French clichs about Scotland.

The four actors involved in the show have put on stage their misrepresentations and wink at the Auld Alliance to which Scottish people are so attached and which is more and more forgotten in France.

Loch Ness, 1880. The sound of a Scottish kiss echoes in the Highlands.

More powerful than a bagpipe solo, more mysterious than a Scotland Yard investigation, more intense than Sean Connery's gaze. Based on the fabulous and tragic destinies of the Campbell and MacLeod clans, Gosh! is going to be the most famous French musical in Scotland.

The three Campbell sisters, Mary, Margaret and Lizbeth, are living with their despotic father, Irvin, in their inherited manor on the shores of Loch Ness.

While Lizbeth is experimenting with jail for having killed a passer-by, Margaret meets Ewan McLeod, an immortal. The sister plots to steal his eternal life but will only lead to their certain death and bring them to haunt the manor where Ewan remains...

The tour is organised with the support of the following venues and institutions in Scotland and France: Cumbernauld Theatre, The Alliance Franaise in Glasgow, La Ville de Lyon (Lyon City Council) and The Twinning Organisation 'Bron-Cumbernauld' in France.

Tickets are available from the Cumbernauld Theatre Box Office at 9 for adults, 7 for concessions and 6 for schools.

Book tickets now on 01236 732887 or visit www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk < http://www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk/> to reserve your seats to this fantastic French musical for all ages.

The show is being performed in French language and subtitled in English. The running time is 75 minutes with no interval. It is suitable for ages 12 and above.