Brigadoon brings out the kilts and haggis for opening night at Richmond's Gateway Theatre


Brigadoon brings out the kilts and haggis for opening night at Richmond's Gateway Theatre

It was a grand opening for Brigadoon at the Gateway Theatre's opening
night on Friday, December 9th.  Following a wonderfully
enthusiastic and well-recieved performance, the opening night audience
was treated to a buffet feast of Scots broth, sandwiches, and
haggis. 

A piper led the procession followed by Gateway Manager Simon Johnston,
and Gateway Board president Gordon Dalglish.  Dalglish was dressed
in Scots finery with his ancient tartan kilt, and his wife had on a
fine tartan wrap.

The cast was so warm and friendly, revelling in tasting their first
haggis.  For many of the male cast members, it was their first
time wearing kilts.  Many of the cast members are Asian because
the Gateway has a strong colour blind casting rule.  Wearing the
kilt was “quite freeing” said actor Calvin Lee.

Review to follow – I will be reviewing the production on Tuesday night.

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