Dorothy Paul’s Rothesay show is cancelled

Dorothy Paul brings her latest solo show, Retiring From Retirement, to Rothesay Pavilion on March 31.
Dorothy Paul brings her latest solo show, Retiring From Retirement, to Rothesay Pavilion on March 31.

COMEDIENNE Dorothy Paul’s one-woman show at Rothesay Pavilion this Saturday has been cancelled.

Pavilion manager James McMillan contacted The Buteman on Wednesday morning to inform us that the show’s organisers had decided to cancel the event due to poor advance ticket sales.

Mr McMillan said that around 160 tickets had been sold in advance for the Rothesay show, ‘Retiring From Retirement’, which is currently touring Scotland after being premiered at this month’s Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

The same show’s date at the Corran Halls in Oban has also been cancelled for the same reason.

Dorothy Paul’s show is not the first Pavilion event in recent months to have been cancelled due to poor advance ticket sales: the Sell A Door Theatre Company’s production of Lord of the Flies, based on William Golding’s classic novel, was called off last September for the same reason.

“Advance sales of 160 are not bad for Rothesay,” Mr McMillan told The Buteman, “but I’ve been informed that the show’s organisers are not prepared to take a chance.”