Apr 27 2012 By Donald Morton
A SMALL-SCALE touring company from Cornwall will cycle through the Trossachs on May 4 dressed in 1920s costume.
The company, called Owdyado Theatre are cycling from John O’ Groats to Lands End to raise money for their autumn show Wrongdoings and Wake Up Calls at the Stop-Off Motel.
They will average 75 miles a day and will cycle through the Scottish highlands, Lake District and parts of Wales before embarking on the home stretch through Cornwall.
During their stay in the Trossachs, they’ll be staying at the Invernente B&B in South Church Street, Callander and will be sponsored by co-owner Lorraine Brown.
Co-artistic director Daniel Richards said: "With funding for the arts being cut so drastically in recent times, companies need to think of new ways to raise money. We hope this cycle will capture people’s imaginations and raise the profile of the company across the UK."
Daniel’s co-director Charlotte Bister added: "Last year we put on a 1920s style cabaret to raise funds for the company and we enjoyed the costume so much we thought we’d incorporate it into our cycle. Hopefully it will make us stand out among the traditional lycra clad cyclists."
The show itself will tour from October until mid-December and is about two people who wake up in a Las Vegas motel room with no recollection of how they got there or who the other person is.
After discovering a sinister clue in the bathroom their initial confusion turns to fear and distrust as they begin to wonder just what the other person is capable of and what they themselves might have done.
Owdyado’s fundraising target is £3000 and any money they raise over that total will be donated to Arts for Health in order to fund a project on theatre and health and wellbeing.
If you would like to sponsor the cycle ride, you can do so through the company’s Facebook page facebook.com/ owdyadotheatre , email email@example.com or send cheques to Owdyado Theatre, 32 Trewarton Road, Penryn.