Available performances

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS STORYTELLING AND READINGS



RIGHT NOW YOU CAN BUY IN THEATRE PERFORMANCES OF:


A CHRISTMAS CAROL

BY CHARLES DICKENS

(ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY GREG OLIVER BODINE)

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
(www.playscripts.com)


AND


THE BOOR BY ANTON CHEKHOV



WE ALSO OFFER CLASSIC STORYTELLING AND READINGS:


MacLEOD HISTORIES

(STORYTELLING)


AND


HARRY POTTER READINGS




PERFORMANCE RATES AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR BOOKING OUR PLAYS

(for rates and information on storytellings and readings, see individual events listed below)

One performance of A Christmas Carol or The Boor

7500 SEK

Two performances of A Christmas Carol or The Boor in one day at the same venue

13000 SEK

Each additional performance of A Christmas Carol or The Boor at the same venue on consecutive day 6500 SEK

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BOOR

  • RUNNING TIME: 40 minutes
  • AGE LIMIT: 15+
  • SET UP/PACK UP TIME: 2 hours/1 hour
  • SET UP HELP: 1 person for first hour
  • PLAYING SPACE: 12x6 metres
  • CHANGING AREA: for 3 people with water access
  • BLACKOUT: preferable
  • ELECTRICITY: 3 plug sockets (preferably 16A)
  • LIGHT/SOUND EQUIPMENT: provided
  • AUDIENCE SEATING: not included
  • SCHOOL STUDY GUIDES: provided

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

  • RUNNING TIME: 80 minutes (with break)
  • AGE LIMIT: 7+
  • SET UP/PACK UP TIME: 2 hours/1 hour
  • SET UP HELP: 1 person for first hour
  • PLAYING SPACE: 6x5 metres
  • CHANGING AREA: for 1 person with water access
  • BLACKOUT: preferable
  • ELECTRICITY: 3 plug sockets (preferably 16A)
  • LIGHT/SOUND EQUIPMENT: provided
  • AUDIENCE SEATING: not included
  • SCHOOL STUDY GUIDES: provided


SOME LOVELY QUOTES FROM OUR FANS!


"The command of the narrative was mesmerizing!"


"The switching between characters was seamlessly done." 


"His cleverly defined depiction of the characters is masterful, and his talented portrayal of their temperaments and emotions is acting at its best."

A

CHRISTMAS CAROL

BY CHARLES DICKENS

Adapted by Mark Base & Fraser James MacLeod

Due to the loss of his source reading material, Charles Dickens takes the opportunity to dramatize his classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Dickens enacts the inspiring story of Ebenezer Scrooge's redemption with warmth and humour.


Front Row Theatre is proud to present its version of the timeless classic A Christmas Carol, in its original language. Our very own Fraser James MacLeod will be playing Dickens himself in which he plays every character imaginable: the tight-fisted misery that is Ebenezer Scrooge; the glorious Ghosts of the past, present and future; and of course, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim.


It is the perfect tale to be told on those dark winter nights just before Christmas. This story will enchant and delight people of all ages, as it has done for the last 178 years. Heart-warming, funny, thrilling, and not to be missed!

ACTED BY

FRASER JAMES MACLEOD



DIRECTED BY

EMMA A. GOULD

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Poster Design - Emilio Bernard


THE BOOR

BY ANTON CHEKHOV


She was a sensitive widow, mourning her deceased husband and he was a bullish, brutish man who would disturb her sorrow… and all because of a little money!

Enjoy watching the sparks fly in this comic cat-and-mouse masterpiece by Russia’s foremost playwright. Challenging prejudice and stereotype, The Boor produces an illustration of timeless themes with potent intensity and humour in equal measure.

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FRASER JAMES MacLEOD


SMIRNOV


Actor/Director Fraser MacLeod takes on the role of Smirnov. A former artillaryman and now a country landowner, he is in pursuit of money owed to him. He gets more than he bargained for when he meets Popova.

INNA SYZONENKO


POPOVA


Ukrainian talent Inna breathes life into Popova. A widow still in mourning after seven months, she has closed herself away from the world. It is a serious inconvenience when the boorish Smirnov arrives at her door.

LESLEY LEICHTWEIS BERNARDI


LUSHA


Brazilian/Italian actress and dancer Lesley plays the servant Lusha. Long term hand-maiden to Popova begs for her mistress to move on from her husband. The results, however, are not what she had in mind!

PRODUCTION TEAM

(The people behind the scenes...)

Dan Malm - Light Design

Emilio Bernard - Poster Design

Emma A. Gould - Director and Film Concept Designer, Director, Poster Design

Elin Kurtsdotter - Photography

Fleur Brouwer - Photography

Fraser James MacLeod - Director, Producer, Stage Design, Web Design

Fleur Brouwer - Photography

Fredrika Lilius - Costume

Kaan Orgunmat - Director of Photography

Tolikus Productions - Photography









Front Row Theatre offers both readings and storytelling that can bring classic English texts to life and are perfect for smaller venues such as libraries, pubs and restaurants. Oral tradition is at the heart of historical record and entertainment alike, and whether it is memory of our parents reading to us as children or listening to tales of adventure from friends over a mug of beer, we are all in thrall to the spoken word. Listening and engaging in a good story appeals to all ages, and Front Row aims to continue this age-old past-time.

MacLEOD HISTORIES


2000 kr (plus travel) per set


Telling the stories that shaped the clan MacLeod


Continuing the oral tradition of his family, Fraser James MacLeod revels in the opportunity to share the histories of his clan. Bloody and entertaining, these legends cover the importance of the Faerie Flag, why the bull is so symbolic to the MacLeods and we find out about the chief's folly in challenging the king!


45 MINUTES


BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MacLEOD HISTORIES

  • RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
  • AGE LIMIT: 12+
  • SET UP/PACK UP TIME: 30 minutes
  • SET UP HELP: 0
  • PLAYING SPACE: 2x2 metres
  • CHANGING AREA: for 3 people with water access
  • BLACKOUT: not required
  • ELECTRICITY: 1 plug sockets
  • LIGHT/SOUND EQUIPMENT: provided
  • AUDIENCE SEATING: not included
  • SCHOOL STUDY GUIDES: provided

A TASTE OF SCOTTISH CULTURE

READINGS FROM HARRY POTTER

Suggested packages:


For young ones: One chapter of 20 minutes - The Keeper of the Keys - when Hagrid turns up to invite Harry to Hogwarts School.


For older kids and interested adults: Two or three chapters of 20 minutes each. These can be spread out over two hours, or they can be read as two chapters with a break of ten minutes and then a third chapter to finish.


Content and format can be requested, and fees are negotiatable.



THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY POTTER


1500-2000 kr (plus travel) per set


Relive or discover for the first time the legend of The Boy Who Lived!


Many of us know about the world of Harry Potter and the adventures of the three friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione. Front Row Theatre gives you the chance to relive or discover those early days, when things seemed that bit more innocent and those important friendships were forming.


Fraser James MacLeod’s readings, in English, from JK Rowling’s popular novels takes us back to when Harry first finds out about the world of magic. We see that Halloween in the magic world is not all pretend, and that finding ourselves in a fantasy world is often fraught with danger. Let’s experience together how Harry’s world is turned upside down, and how his life-changing friendships are formed. Welcome to Hogwarts! 



Suggested chapters from the first three novels:


  • Philosopher's Stone
    • The Keeper of the Keys 
    • The Midnight Duel  
    • Halloween (second half) 
    • The Mirror of Erised 
  • Chamber of Secrets
    • Dobby's Warning
    • The Whomping Willow
    • Gilderoy Lockhart
    • The Rogue Bludger
    • The Duelling Club
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
    • Aunt Marge's Big Mistake
    • The Dementor
    • Magical Creatures


  • RUNNING TIME: 20-60 minutes
  • AGE LIMIT: 7+
  • SET UP/PACK UP TIME: 30 minutes
  • SET UP HELP: 0
  • PLAYING SPACE: A comfortable seat
  • CHANGING AREA: for 3 people with water access
  • BLACKOUT: not required
  • ELECTRICITY: 1 plug sockets
  • LIGHT/SOUND EQUIPMENT: provided
  • AUDIENCE SEATING: not included

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVENTURES OF HARRY POTTER