The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk
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Play from Catherine Wheels about a boy's first day at school and how it ends up giving him the nickname Pondlife McGurk. Ages 8+.
Catherine Wheels in Association With Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh.
‘A really touching family show’ (List). ★★★★ (Herald. Martin feels lost in a sea of strange faces at his new school, especially when class bully Sharon takes a dislike to him. That is until he meets Simon McGurk. Their friendship not only changes Martin, but curses Simon for the rest of his school days. Following the success of White, and recently returned from Sydney Opera House, multi award-winning Catherine Wheels brings a coming of age tale about just how difficult it can be to stay true to your friends. Ages 9+.
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