Harcourt returning to the Wynd

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ACTRESS Lesley Harcourt, Gemma Kerr in ITV’s Taggart, is “delighted” to return to the Wynd Theatre in the award-winning Being Norwegian next month.

The Borders-based actor Dougal Lee will star opposite Lesley on the Melrose stage in David Greig’s play.

The venue last saw Lesley in November, performing one of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads for the gala launch of new theatre company Firebrand.

It was described as “an inspired start to a new company who will surely bring much enjoyment to the Borders audience,” by reviewer Wilde MacGregor.

The Talking Heads creative team, director Richard Baron and designer Edward Lipscomb, re-unite in staging this one-act play which the Guardian said, “speaks tenderly of loneliness, nostalgia, the desperate longing to connect and that misfit feeling that no-one quite knows where you are coming from”.

Firebrand will continue their aim of collaborating with Borders performers through Dougal Lee and live music from Smailholm-based couple Mike Haywood and Laura Grime, (see main story).

Firebrand’s artistic directors, Janet Coulson and Ellie Zeegen, are also teaming up with Kelso-based ticketing agency, Red Shed Tickets, run by fellow theatre professional Kate Fish.

“We aim to make going to the theatre as effortless and enjoyable as possible,” says Ellie. “Being able to phone and speak to a real person or to choose your seat online makes Kate’s company the obvious choice for us.”

Being Norwegian runs from Thursday, March 10 to Saturday, March 12 at 8pm, with matinees on Friday and Saturday at 1.30pm. Tickets are £12.50, which includes booking fee and themed refreshments.

Call 08432 898555 or go to www.redshedtickets.co.uk, or for more information about Firebrand, visit www.firebrandtheatre.co.uk