The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr, Perth Theatre and Cumbernauld Theatre Company present
Thu 21 – Sat 30 Sep
Written by Ann Marie Di Mambro
Directed by Ken Alexander
There is hardly a town or city in Scotland that doesn’t have its own Italian café, chippy or ice-cream parlour. And it’s in one of these much-loved establishments that the story of Tally’s Blood starts…
Lucia can wrap her aunt and uncle around her little finger, cry to order, and she doesn’t like going to school. She likes Hughie though, so much so that they seal their friendship with a secret ceremony in the shop storeroom – aided by an illicit bottle of ‘ginger’.
Auntie Rosinella loves Lucia like all the children she never had, but will anyone – particularly a ‘Scotch’ boy – ever be good enough for the girl she loves ‘best in the whole wide world’?
As their childhood camaraderie blossoms into romance, Lucia and Hughie face more challenges than their countries taking opposing sides in the Second World War.
Told with heart and humour, Tally’s Blood
follows the lives of an Italian immigrant family in Scotland, from the 1930s through to the 1950s, in a sweeping tale of poverty, passion and prejudice that travels from the west of Scotland to the sun-baked Italian countryside.
This new production marks 20 years since the last professional tour of Tally’s Blood
, which was also directed by Ken Alexander in 2003.
‘We love and laugh and hope and fear and dance and play… This is the stuff of life.’ Ann Marie Di Mambro
Previews: £17; Concessions £15 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
Evenings: £30, £28, £25, £16; Disabled/Unwaged/Students/Young Scot Cardholders/ Under 26s £23, £21, £18, £16 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
Matinees: £28, £27, £22, £16; Disabled/Unwaged/Students/Young Scot Cardholders/Under 26s £21, £19, £17, £16 (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket)
Schools performances are available on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September at 10:30. Schools prices are available. Please contact Ticketing Services on 01738 621031 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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