Village children are stars of drama show

Pat Healey, David Barbour and Elizabeth Barbour of Dunaverty Players.

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Southend invited one and all to Dunaverty Hall, for a Night of Drama on Tuesday … and the children of the village stole the show.

It was a showcase of the community’s talent with Dunaverty Players reprising their Kintyre Drama Festival entry, Mission To Planet Bob, alongside sketches, songs and poems from the pre- and primary school pupils plus a very condensed version of Jack and the Beans by the 4th Argyll (Southend) Scouts.

All this was rounded off with a riotous action song performed by a group describing themselves as Southend’s own Village People.

Fraser MacBrayne was the piper for the evening.

Master of ceremonies Malcolm Ronald said: ‘After seeing all the young people, we can say that Dunaverty Players’ future is secure, there is so much talent.’

Thanks to donations and raffle ticket sales, Southend Primary School, the Scouts and Dunaverty Players each received a £160 boost for their funds.


Southend Pre-School and Primary School: JJ, Josh, Taylor, Amber, Ashley, George, Harry, Euan.

Dunaverty Players, performing Mission To Planet Bob by Andrew Bawn: John Bakes, narrator; Pat Healey, Amy; Elizabeth Barbour, Katie; David Barbour; Ed; Susan Paterson, Mission Control; Terry Leachy, voices. Directed by Linda Brannigan, with John Ives and John Bakes as stage managers, Terry Leachy and Bill Brannigan, sound effects, and lighting by Alex Ramsay and Margaret Bakes, prompt.

4th Argyll (Southend) Scouts, performing Jack and the Beans by John Ives: Eryne Barr, narrator; Craig Barbour, Jack; Ruairi Barbour, Jack’s mum; James Ives, laird; Danny Hughes, giant; Eilidh Osborne and Emma Barbour, jobsworths. Matthew Ferguson was stage manager with Gabby Smith, Connor Barr, Martha Smith and the Scout leaders as crew.

Southend’s very own Village People performing A Laugh: Susan Paterson, Terry Leachy, Pat Healey, David Barbour, John Bakes, John Ives, Elizabeth Barbour, Linda Brannigan.

4th Argyll (Southend) Scouts who took part in Jack and the Beans as performers and stage crew. JSC19drama02

The pre and primary school pupils who stole the show. JSC19drama03

Fraser MacBrayne of Kintyre Schools Pipe Band was piper for the evening. JSC19drama04

Pat Healey, David Barbour and Elizabeth Barbour of Dunaverty Players. JSC19drama05

Malcolm Ronald was master of ceremonies. JSC19drama06