A Splendid coup

Pictured are actors Alan Lane, Ric Mountjoy, Barney George, Lucy Hind, Laura Clark, Heather Fenaughty, and Pete Reed.
Pictured are actors Alan Lane, Ric Mountjoy, Barney George, Lucy Hind, Laura Clark, Heather Fenaughty, and Pete Reed.
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FULL details have been revealed about the ground-breaking theatre event which will form a centre-piece of a one-day arts festival in Scarborough.

The organisers of Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out pulled off a major coup by having the first part of a very special theatrical event staged in Scarborough during the festival on February 11.

Slung Low Theatre Company at the Spa Suncourt as part of preparations for bringing their ground-breaking theatre event to the venue for Coastival's Rather Splendid Day Out on February 11th. Pictured are actors Alan Lane, Ric Mountjoy, Barney George, Lucy Hind, Laura Clark, Heather Fenaughty, and Pete Reed.'Award-winning theatre company will present Darkness at the Suncourt, the first of five pieces to be performed at arts festivals across North Yorkshire under the collective name Converging Paths.  Picture by Andrew Higgins  115064a   15/12/11

Slung Low Theatre Company at the Spa Suncourt as part of preparations for bringing their ground-breaking theatre event to the venue for Coastival's Rather Splendid Day Out on February 11th. Pictured are actors Alan Lane, Ric Mountjoy, Barney George, Lucy Hind, Laura Clark, Heather Fenaughty, and Pete Reed.'Award-winning theatre company will present Darkness at the Suncourt, the first of five pieces to be performed at arts festivals across North Yorkshire under the collective name Converging Paths. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115064a 15/12/11

Award-winning theatre company 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.

Organiser Wendy Clews said: “We count ourselves very lucky to have Slung Low’s performance as a centre-piece to Coastival’s Rather Splendid Day Out.

“It promises to be something very special – part of a unique five-part piece of theatre by a very, very talented group of performers who have made a name for themselves as one of the UK’s most innovative young companies. Darkness at the Sun Court promises to be one of the highlights of the day.”

Converging Paths will be a series of new performance pieces based on the novel, The Ground Remembers by Matthew David Scott.

It follows the story of Helen, Philip and Edwin, best friends who do everything together. Helen tells the boys stories, stories about the three of them and the world they live in, all wrapped up in fantasy and fairy-tale and truth.

Darkness at the Sun Court will be staged only once, at the Spa Sun Court at 6pm on February 11.

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.

A special early bird ticket enables arts lovers to enjoy both the Comedy Gala and The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club event for just £15 – a saving of £3.

Ten-and-a-half hours of live music will be on offer at the Acoustic Lounge at the Spa Vitadome from noon to 10.30pm.

Throughout the rest of the day there will also be art exhibitions and installations, as well as theatre and performance at a wide range of venues including Scarborough Library and Information Centre, Hull University Scarborough Campus and local galleries.

There will also be art, dance and music sessions and workshops for children and young people through the Rollercoastival February Fiesta.

Tickets for all the Rather Splendid Day Out events are now available at www.coastival.com