What will audiences want after the pandemic? Will it be daft comedies by Noël Coward? Or will they have an appetite for Pulitzer-winning cancer dramas such as Margaret Edson’s Wit? That’s the dilemma faced by Jan Black in Johnny McKnight’s warm-hearted new play. She and her am-dram company have been given the go-ahead for a November run at Ayr’s Gaiety theatre and, with a singing ban ruling out a musical, they must predict the public mood by choosing just the right popular classic.
She has her eye on Blithe Spirit; her younger colleagues in the Gaiety Whirlers fancy something edgier. [READ MORE]