Handfast by Jules Horne

Part of TalkFest in the Borders

Presented by Nutshell Theatre

Directed by Kate Nelson and performed script-in-hand with professional actors, including Nicola Jo Cully, Joanna Holden, Molly Innes, Robin Laing,  Sandy Nelson, Mark McDonnell.

Full-length play.

Telling the story of the day leading up to Mona and Geoff's wedding, the play centres round three couples: Mona and Geoff - off their meds for the day to ensure they are "completely themselves" when they join hands. Marina who's organised the day, decorating, cake baking and getting her husband Neil to sort the PA. Sarah - officiating in her first ceremony as a humanist celebrant worried that her husband Mark is so distant these days.  

As events spiral hilariously out of control, will we make it to the wedding?

A fantastic opportunity to hear the new play by Selkirk playwright Jules Horne, as a work-in-progress reading, before it opens at the Byre Theatre in June. This will be the first time the play has been heard by an audience.

Jules Horne is from the Scottish Borders, and writes for stage and radio. She has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts for her plays for Nutshell Theatre, Allotment (2011) and Thread (2012), directed by Kate Nelson. Allotment won the first CSPA Sustainable Practice Award at Edinburgh Fringe. 

Nutshell is a multi-award-winning, critically acclaimed, touring theatre company. Their last two shows won Fringe First awards and toured extensively throughout the UK. With the support of Creative Scotland development funding, Handfast has been made in collaboration with Jules Horne joining site specific shows Allotment (Fringe First Winner 2011) and Thread (Fringe First Winner 2012) to form the final part of her Still Points of The Turning World trilogy.

Created with support from The Byre Theatre and Creative Scotland, the play will premiere at the Byre Theatre in June 2018 and show at the Fringe at Summerhall before touring in Scotland in Autumn 2018.

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Start Date: Saturday, 27 January, 2018

End Date: Saturday, 27 January, 2018

Time: 19:30 - 22:00

Address: Bridge Street, Galashiels, TD1 1SP

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