Singing Kettle welcomes new cast member Anya

The Singing Kettle - Rumble in the Jungle'Gary Coupland, Kevin McLeod and new addition Anya Scott-Rodgers.''Picture by John Young'� www.YoungMedia.co.uk
The Singing Kettle - Rumble in the Jungle'Gary Coupland, Kevin McLeod and new addition Anya Scott-Rodgers.''Picture by John Young'� www.YoungMedia.co.uk

FOR many young children, their first visit to see the Singing Kettle is a magical one.

With all the sights and sounds, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of seeing your favourite characters come to life on stage. For one little girl, this was very true.

Anya Scott-Rodgers was six years old when she was selected from the audience by the Singing Kettle’s Artie to take on the role of ‘Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede’ at Lanark Memorial Hall – and twenty years on, Anya has joined the Singing Kettle family!

“It’s unbelievable,” Anya told us when we spoke to her earlier this week. “It was 20 years ago was when I first saw the Singing Kettle on stage, and like kids today, I’ve got videos and pictures of myself at that age at their show.

“It’s such a surreal feeling.”

Having performed in a number of Baldy Bane Theatre productions over the years, Anya is no stranger to family-friendly theatre, and is delighted that she will be continuing in the same vein with The Singing Kettle.

* For more from our interview with Anya, see next week’s Buteman - on sale on Thursday!