A HISTORICAL drama is being staged at the old Sugar Sheds in Greenock next week.
The Identity project run by Inverclyde Community Development Trust has worked with regeneration agency Riverside Inverclyde, the James Watt Dock partnership and Inverclyde Council to secure permission for a one-day event at the iconic site which was well received as an entertainment venue during last year’s Tall Ships event.
The production is of a play written by pupils from St Columba’s High School with support from local scriptwriter Danny McCahon, who has worked on TV programmes Waterloo Road, Casualty and River City.
The Sugar Sheds in use as an entertainment venue at last year's Tall Ships event.
Free tickets are available now for performances at 4pm and 7pm on Thursday 28 June. Tickets are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis from the 7½ John Wood Street Centre in Port Glasgow.
Identity is a Heritage Lottery-funded project focusing primarily on oral histories and local cultural traditions specifically related to migration.
Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Scotland, Colin McLean, said: “There is great enthusiasm among residents to reconnect with history and establish Inverclyde’s sense of identity. Putting together this play is a wonderful introduction for these young people to the fun and learning that is inherent in a heritage project and the enjoyment of sharing it with others. They have not only uncovered fascinating facts and recorded vital memories from different sections of the community but in doing so have learned new skills, had great fun and developed a sense of pride in the heritage of Inverclyde. ”
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