A WELL-known TV actress will join the Citizens Theatre Company for its forthcoming production of Bold Girls by Rona Munro, which runs from January 24 to February 10 next year.

Deirdre Davis, known to fans of River City as Eileen Donachie, will play Nora – a mother and grandmother living against the backdrop of the Troubles.

The actress was one of the original cast of River City when the show launched in 2002.

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Bold Girls was first performed in 1991.

Ms Davis will be joined on stage by Lucianne McEvoy in the role of Marie.

The cast is completed by Citizens Theatre actor intern Sinéad Sharkey, who will play Deirdre.

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PITLOCHRY Festival Theatre (PFT) has announced that, after 15 years as Artistic Director, John Durnin will be leaving the company at the end of December.

Mr Durnin said: "This has been a very difficult decision to make but, in the end, I have decided that this is the right time to leave as it gives me the time and space to work out my next career move, but it will have to be something very special to rival my experiences at PFT.

"It is testament to how much I have enjoyed working at PFT that I remained here for 15 years. I shall, of course, be very sad to bid farewell to the many dedicated and highly talented people with whom I have worked here."

His final production for PFT will be this year’s winter musical Singin’ In The Rain, which opens on December 1and runs until December 23.

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THE Glasgow School of Art is hosting the only Scottish showing of Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, an exhibition of black and white photographic self-portraits by acclaimed black South African visual activist, Zanele Muholi.

Taken primarily in Europe, North America and Africa between 2014 and 2016, each portrait in Somnyama Ngonyama (isiZulu for Hail, the Dark Lioness) "poses critical questions about social justice, human rights and contested representations of the black body", the GSA says.

The exhibition also features four new portraits, commissioned by Autograph ABP, that highlight the plight of women in the struggle for freedom and equality under Apartheid.

The exhibition runs in the Reid Gallery at the GSA from November 11 to December 17.

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EDINBURGH Gay Men’s Chorus (EGMC) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a performance and limited-edition CD.

The chorus usually performs one main concert in the summer and another in December, but this year an additional matinee has been added this year to cope with demand.

The chorus formed late in 2007 with just five members, under the musical directorship of James Wilkinson, who arranges almost every song for EGMC himself.

Now the group has over 50 singing members.

The chorus is heading into the recording studio this month in order to produce a CD, featuring many of the songs to be performed at the 10th anniversary concert.

The concert takes place on December 2 at the Church Hill Theatre in Edinburgh.

www.egmc.co.uk