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, co presented by Aberdeen Performing Arts and The Traverse Theatre.
‘funny, clever, endlessly inventive, chock full of banging tunes and – above all else – deeply moving’ – Press and Journal
‘a gorgeous, humorous and perfectly shaped 50 minute solo show in which Barnett shines like a true star’ – Scotsman
Age guidance: 12+
Director – Dougie Irvine
Producer – Nikki Kalkman
Writer – Katie Barnett
Production Manager – Colin Bell
Musical Supervisor – James Siggens
Musical Director and Performer – Andy Manning
Performer – Scott Cunningham
Tour Designer – Fraser Lappin
Social Media Consultant – Malena Persson
Image credit Jason Brown, Greenlight Creative