THE ISLE OF LOVE to tour Scotland in May/June

THE ISLE OF LOVE to tour Scotland in May/June

The Isle of Love is a bittersweet tale of love and loss, recovery and discovery set on a Scottish island and explores the reasons people choose to visit, to remain, to depart and to return. This play with music is infused by the lyrical genius of Adam Ross from indie-pop band Randolph's Leap and addresses the beauty and healing qualities of island life.

Inspiration comes from all sorts of places, as Euan Martin from Right Lines Productions explains:

"I was driving home from work late one night and caught the end of an interview on BBC Scotland's Tom Morton Show. The featured band was Randolph's Leap and Adam Ross was promoting the latest album Clumsy Knot. I was really taken by the song "Isle of Love" and immediately identified with the quirky, humorous lyrics. A search through the band's back catalogue revealed a treasure trove of great songs and the idea for a theatre show began to form. When my colleague Dave Smith and I approached Adam, he was initially surprised by our suggestion that we could weave a tale around a selection of his songs, but he totally engaged with the project. Three years on, The Isle of Love is about to embark on a 4 week Scottish tour!"

The Isle of Love will be performed by a versatile, six-strong cast, including Adam Ross and will feature live music throughout. The show will be directed by Mark Saunders, former Head of the MA Classical and Contemporary Text postgraduate degree at RCS, who has directed several Right Lines shows over the years.

The Isle of Love will be presented in a different format to previous Right Lines shows and is an example of the company's desire to push the boundaries stylistically. At the same time, this new work will fulfil the company aims of being both accessible and relevant to our target audiences across Scotland. Moving from the full blown, feel-good nature of musical comedy Whisky Kisses, through the gritty realism of Be Silent or Be Killed, to the issue based, environmental relevance of our recent award-winning hit Rapid Departure, we are now entering the territory of the Indie-Pop Juke Box Musical, thereby appealing to an additional younger audience, whilst still maintaining our traditional fan base and extending our creative skills set through an artistic collaboration.

The Isle of Love will open at Eden Court, Inverness on 19th May 2018, followed by a four week Scottish tour until 16th June 2018. This production is funded by Creative Scotland and presented by Right Lines in association with Eden Court. The tour is sponsored by The Isle of Harris Distillers Ltd.

Randolph's Leap:

Led by songwriter Adam Ross, Randolph's Leap combine buoyant energy and catchy melodies with tenuous rhyming couplets, self-deprecating, humorous lyrics and unexpected tender moments. The band have released an extensive and beloved back catalogue via DIY labels Lost Map and Olive Grove Records and are set to release a brand new album, 'Worryingly Okay', in May 2018.

Recent years have seen the band curate a series of sell-out music and comedy events titled 'I Can't Dance To This Music', feature Michael Fish in a video for setlist staple 'Weatherman', record repeat sessions on BBC 6Music and perform across the UK, including a solo tour with James Yorkston (Domino).

THE ISLE OF LOVE - TOUR DATES

INVERNESS Friday 18th May - Eden Court One Touch Theatre | 7.30pm | £9.50/£7.50 Book tickets at Eden Court Box Office on 01463 234 234

or online www.eden-court.co.uk

INVERNESS Saturday 19th May - Eden Court One Touch Theatre |7.30pm |£13/£7.50 Book tickets at Eden Court Box Office on 01463 234 234

or online www.eden-court.co.uk

FOCHABERS Tuesday 22nd May - Fochabers Public Institute | 8.00pm | £10

Book tickets by email fochabers.institute@gmail.com or in person from Christies Chemist www.fochabersinstitute.org

ABERLOUR Wednesday 23rd May - Aberlour Scout Hall | 7.30pm | £9/£8 OAP/£6 conc/£28 family of 4. Book tickets at Aberlour Pharmacy 112 High St (01340 871279); Taylor Pharmacy 1 High St, Buckie (01542 831116); Moray Hearing (01542 831423) or telephone 07850 459861 www.neatshows.org.uk

PORTSOY Thursday 24th May - Station Hotel | 7.30pm | £9/£8 OAP/£6 conc/£28 family of 4

Book tickets at Portsoy Ice Cream Shop or telephone 01261 843006 www.neatshows.org.uk

RAFFORD Friday 25th May - Rafford Village Hall |7.30pm |£9/£5 under 16s

Book tickets at The Hub, 20 Tolbooth St Forres. Open 10am to 3pm weekdays, 1pm to 3pm Saturdays, or telephone 01309 675949,

or online at Eventbrite: https://rafford-isle-of-love.eventbrite.co.uk

BIRNAM Saturday 26th May - Birnam Arts | 8pm | £12 /£10/ £5Under 26s.

Book tickets at Birnam Arts Box Office 01350 727674,

or online at www.birnamarts.com

WIGTOWN Tuesday 29th May - County Buildings | 7.30pm| £10/ £5Under 26s

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries,

online at www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or telephone 01387 253383

MONIAIVE Wednesday 30th May - Glencairn Memorial Institute | 7.30pm |£10/£5Under 26s

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries,

online at www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or telephone 01387 253383

BEESWING Thursday 31st May - Cresset Hall, Loch Arthur Community| 7.30pm | £10/ £5Under 26s

Book tickets at Midsteeple Box Office, Dumfries,

online at www.dgartsfestival.org.uk or telephone 01387 253383

STIRLING Friday 1st June - The Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling | 8pm | £13/£11

Book tickets at Tolbooth Box Office on 01786 274000,

or online www.culturestirling.org/tolbooth

ARDROSS Tuesday 5th June - Ardross Hall | 8pm | £10/£8 conc

Book tickets online at www.ardrosscommunityhall.ticketsource.co.uk

or telephone 01349 880591

ULLAPOOL Wednesday 6th June - Macphail Theatre | 7.30pm | £8/£6/£2 under 18s

Book tickets at Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool by email macphailcentre@highlifehighland.com or telephone 01854 613336

www.macphailcentre.com/whats-on

BANCHORY Thursday 7th June - The Barn | 7.30pm | £9/£6 Conc.

Book tickets at The Barn Box Office 01330 - 825431 (open Tues - Sat 12-4pm) or online at www.thebarnarts.co.uk

MUSSELBURGH Friday 8th June - Brunton Theatre | 7.30pm | £16/£14 conc.

Book tickets at Brunton Theatre Box Office, telephone 0131 665 2240 or online

www.thebrunton.co.uk

GLASGOW Saturday 9th June - CCA, 350, Sauchiehall Street G2 3JD| 7pm |

***Followed by Randolph's Leap in concert at 10pm. Joint ticket: £16 + £1 booking fee, or concession £11 + £1 booking fee.

Book tickets online at https://ccaglasgow.ticketsolve.com/shows

or telephone 0141 352 4900 www.cca-glasgow.com

PLOCKTON Tuesday 12th June - Plockton High School Hall IV52 8TU |7.30pm | £9, £3 U18s

Book tickets online - www.lochan.info Telephone: 01599 544706, or on the door.

KILMUIR, SKYE Wednesday 13th June - Kilmuir Village Hall IV51 9UB| 7.30pm £9. Tel: 01471 844207 info@seall.co.uk Book tickets - online: www.seall.co.uk

TARBERT, HARRIS Thursday 14th June - Tarbert Community Centre | 7.30pm | £10/ £8 conc

Book tickets in person at The Isle of Harris Distillery, Tarbert. Telephone 01859 502212

STORNOWAY Friday 15th June - An Lanntair | 8pm |£10/£9 members/£8 conc

Book tickets at An Lanntair Box Office, online at www.lanntair.com

or telephone 01851 708480

FINDHORN Saturday 16th June - Universal Hall | 8pm |£12/£10/£8 under 16s

Book tickets at Phoenix Stores, online at www.wegottickets.com/UniversalHall

or telephone 01309 691170.



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