An award-winning Falkirk travel
agent is helping local actors with their round-the-world
romp that starts this Sunday...in Alloa!
Joanne Davidson has just won Barrhead Travel’s
Top Travel Agent award, making her the most successful
travel agent in the country this year.
And Joanne, a member of the town’s Tryst Theatre,
was the obvious person to help her fellow actors plan
their travels for their new play.
Travels With My Aunt tells the story
of retired bank manager Henry Pulling and his adventures
with his eccentric Aunt Augusta which eventually take
him to South America via London, Paris, Rome and Istanbul.
Four actors – Jim Allan, Alan Clark, Brian Paterson
and Brian Tripney - all play Henry plus 25 other larger-than-life
characters in this hilarious comedy. Carol Clark plays
the outrageous Aunt Augusta who draws Henry into her
shady world of smuggling, drugs, hippies, war criminals,
CIA operatives and military dictatorships!
Based on the novel by Graham Greene, it was adapted
for the stage by former Citizens' Theatre Director Giles
Havergal. It was a West End hit, winning the Olivier
Award for Best Play in 1993 and was also made into an
Oscar-winning film in 1972, starring Maggie Smith as
Joanne said: “I was thrilled to win this top award
from Barrhead Travel...and I’m also delighted
to help my fellow actors with their travels that start
in Alloa on Sunday.”
Travels with my Aunt is on at Alloa’s
Coach House Theatre on December 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th
at 7.30pm nightly. Tickets, £10, are now available