It’s December 31st, 2010, in Fraserburgh and the eve of Daisy’s 17th birthday. But all is not sparkly at Daisy and Granny’s house. Tempers have erupted and a disgruntled Daisy has locked herself away. Daisy is desperate to join her best friend at the New Year’s Eve party in the town’s Leisure Centre, but Granny will simply not allow it. Granny, who has raised Daisy since her mother’s death, wants to continue their usual Hogmanay traditions together instead.
There amongst her music and old schoolbooks, things take a time-bending twist when Daisy is magically transported back to December 31st, 1993 – the same night 17 years earlier. What will December 31st, 1993, hold for Daisy? Why has she been brought back here and now? What does this night have to do with Granny’s Hogmanay traditions? And most importantly who is that mysterious figure standing at the mic?
A Doric jukebox musical from Katie Barnett and James Siggens of AyeTunes!, My Doric Diary is a heart-warming story about what it means to love and what it takes to let go.
Presented in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts and supported by Creative Scotland’s Touring Fund for Theatre and Dance Programme.
Originally commissioned and produced by A Play, a Pie and a Pint at the Òran Mór, copresented
by Aberdeen Performing Arts and The Traverse Theatre.
Age guidance: 12+
‘It’s funny, clever, endlessly inventive, chock full of banging tunes and – above all else – deeply moving’ – Press and Journal
‘The beauty of My Doric Diary lies in both its simplicity and its complexity’ – Press and Journal
‘Where My Doric Diary really lands is in the depth of feeling it pulls out of the audience.’ Press and Journal
‘The play doesn’t belabour the cultural point it makes, but it does embody it, in a gorgeous, humorous and perfectly shaped 50 minute solo show in which Barnett shines like a true star’ – Scotsman
‘Music is a vivid, integral, and significant part of the piece – funny, lively and saying much more than mere words can do.’ -Scots Gay Arts
‘The audience loved it!’ – Scots Gay Arts
Credits: Main Image and Trailer: Jason Brown, Greenlight Creative
Additional Images: Jonny Scott