Sins of the Father travels fast all over the Borders

Sins of the Father will tour across the Borders from September 30
Sins of the Father will tour across the Borders from September 30

Rowan Tree Theatre Company embark on a 12-date tour of the Borders for their latest production Sins of the Father.

Written by Borders-based Tom Murray, Sins of the Father was the joint winner of the inaugural Rowan Tree Playwrighting Competition at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles.

A spokesperson for Rowan Tree said: “This is tense, passionate, edge-of-the-seat theatre at its best.”

The plot revolves round a wind-battered cottage in the Borders where Emma enters for her long-planned encounter with its owner Robert.

Years before, the worlds of Robert’s father and Emma’s mother collided in a way that would affect their children’s lives forever, and now the situation is going to be resolved. The production is brought to life by Lesley Hart – who has appeared in numerous BBC Radio 4 plays – as Emma, while Robert is played by Jordan Young, who has performed in Rab C Nesbitt, Still Game and Only An Excuse.

The director is John Carnegie, who is no stranger to Rowan Tree, having directed the workshop version of Sins of the Father, while the production stylist is Gregory Smith.

The production is sponsored by Stobo Castle, Buccleuch Group and supported by Scottish Borders Council.

Tour dates are: Friday, September 30 (preview); Saturday, October 1 – Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk; Tuesday, October 4 – Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick; Wednesday, October 5 – Macfie Village Hall, Heriot; Thursday, October 6 – Coldingham Village Hall; Friday, October 7 – The Wynd Theatre, Melrose; Saturday, October 8 – Eastgate Theatre, Peebles; Sunday, October 9 – Smailholm Village Hall; Wednesday, October 12 – Biggar Corn Exchange; Thursday, October 13 – Carlops Community Hall; Friday, October 14 – Coldstream Community Centre; Saturday, October 15 – Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm.

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