Old favourite Stenhouse returns with Colours of Kenny Roach

The Maltings Theatre welcomes back favourite John Stenhouse as he stars in Peppermint Muse's The Colours of Kenny Roach.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 15 June, 2017, 10:59
The Colours of Kenny Roach 2015 © Pete Stevens

The play received five stars at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 for its gritty, thought-provoking subject and moving performances.

It charts the decline of talented, charming, self-assured artist and lecturer Kenny and his world of addiction.

Projection of old masters and original artwork, together with a soundtrack by The Smiths, poignantly underscore the scenes.

And although this sounds like a heavy night, former Reston man John said there is more to the play than a tale of self-destruction,

“Rebecca Russell, the writer, has really captured the humour found in every human story,” he said.

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“There are painfully recognisable observations of alcoholism and its effects on loved ones, and yet the simplicity and wit within the writing make for a life-affirming audience experience.”

John has previously performed with Berwick and Duns Operatic Societies, Eyemouth and Spittal Variety Groups, and The Maltings Community Theatre.

He said:“It means a lot to me to be bringing the show to The Maltings.”

The Colours of Kenny Roach plays at the theatre tomorrow (Friday), at 8pm. Tickets are £12.50, concs £10-£11.