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Caroline Deyga

Kirsty Findlay

Olivier Awards 2017 Image Description

Delighted to announce that Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, with clients Caroline Deyga & Kirsty Findlay, has won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017!

A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre, that has toured both the UK and internationally, including a sold-out run at the National.

The production will transfer to the West End this May (see further below for details).

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Robert Jack

Billy Mack

Gerry Mulgrew

Ann Louise Ross

in Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2017

We are delighted to announce that Billy Mack has won Best Male Performance for his role as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Clients, Robert Jack (Much Ado About Nothing) and Gerry Mulgrew (Krapp's Last Tape), were also nominated.

Death of a Salesman, starring clients, Billy Mack and Ann Louise Ross, also won Best Ensemble and Best Production.

Click on the link below to see all this year's winners.

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Martin McCardie

Sarah McCardie

Benny Young

in The Hard Man Image Description

Part of the Retrospective Programme: The Future is History, conceived and curated by Niall Greig Fulton as part of The Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Forty years old this year, McGrath’s examination of 'the most violent man in Scotland' is a landmark in Scottish theatre. Charting the rise and fall of a Glaswegian gangster, the play is based on the life of notorious criminal Jimmy Boyle, with whom McGrath collaborated on the script.

This reading of the play, to be directed by celebrated actor Tam Dean Burn, will put a new spin on Scottish gender and identity, with Scottish actress Kate Dickie as The Hard Man, along with our clients, Martin McCardie, Sarah McCardie and Benny Young.

Showing on 24th June at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

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George Docherty

Carole Anders

Hazel Ann Crawford

Colin Little

James Rottger

in Tron 100 Festival Image Description

The Tron 100 Festival is a week of short plays from members of the Tron Theatre’s professional development inititative, the Tron 100 Club. Spanning new writing to devised work, five nights of performance will celebrate the talent and creative collaborations established by the artistic community of the Tron 100 and audiences will have the chance to see thirty new 15-minute plays.

One Thousand Chickens, directed by our client George Docherty, will be showing, along with Playing Pretend, written by Mhairi Quinn, featuring Carole Anders, Colin Little and James Rottger. Hazel Ann Crawford will be appearing in Retreat and Where Exactly.

Showing at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from 20th - 24th June.

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Benny Young

in This Story of Yours Image Description

A script reading from the Retrospective Programme: The Future is History, as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Originally staged at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1968 with the help of Harold Pinter, John Hopkins’ This Story of Yours is a harrowing three act examination of a policeman accused of murdering a suspected paedophile during questioning.

Showing at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 22nd June.

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Richard Conlon

in Spuds Image Description

When David MacGonigle’s wife dies, his perfect middle-class life collapses around him. But a freak occurrence, involving mouldy chips and Iron Brew, leads to his discovery of a new designer drug, Spuds. Soon he has built the ultimate criminal empire, but at what cost? A new musical comedy about grief, greed and grease as part of the popular Play, A pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre.

Written & directed by Andy McGregor.

Showing at The Oran Mor, Glasgow, from 19th - 24th June.

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Caroline Deyga

Kirsty Findlay

in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour Image Description

Following sold out seasons at the National Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and UK Tour, the smash hit, award-winning new play from the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.

From the creator of Billy Elliot (Lee Hall) comes the uplifting and moving story of six Catholic school girls from Oban, let loose in Edinburgh for one day only. Funny, raucous and heartbreaking, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is adapted from Alan Warner’s brilliant novel about six young friends on the cusp of change and is directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

Showing at The Duke of York's Theatre, London, from 9th May - 2nd September.

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Ross Dunsmore

in Mr Gillie Image Description

Combining lovingly drawn characters with writer, James Bridie’s, trademark dry wit, this wry comedy explores the impact one individual human life can have. Directed by Jenny Eastop.

Mr Gillie was first produced at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, in 1950, starring Bridie’s regular collaborator Alistair Sim; transferred to the Garrick Theatre in London for a successful West End run and was subsequently filmed by Tyrone Guthrie for the BBC.

Showing at the Finborough Theatre, London from 25th June - 11th July.

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Sean Hay

in White Image Description

This hugely successful children's show from Catherine Wheels is back on tour, playing across mainland Europe and the UK, until 27th June 2017.

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Samara MacLaren

in Octopus Image Description

Written by Afsaneh Gray, Paper Tiger Productions & Greenwich Theatre present Octopus, a post-Brexit satire set in a world of bureaucratic box ticking and absurd interviews that feels disturbingly close to present day reality. It takes an unflinching look at identity politics, what it’s like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land… and the power of punk.

Tour dates across the UK from 28th April - 15th July, including York, Greenwich, Oxford, Poole, Birmingham and Derby, as well as being part of The Brighton Fringe.

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Rebecca Elise

Ewan Petrie

in High Society Image Description

For the socialites of New England, it will be the Wedding of the Year: seven hundred guests, magnums of Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful, sophisticated Tracy Lord as the bride-to-be. And the groom? The Scottish première of this witty, sparkling, high energy musical arrives with a large cast, a fabulous swing band and some great songs.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 26th May - 14th October as part of their summer programme.

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Beth Marshall

in The Taming of the Shrew Image Description

This hugely successful outdoor theatre company will once again be producing some of our favourite Shakespeare plays. Our client will be appearing as Baptista Minola in The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare's most controversial comedies.

Showing from 21st June - 8th July in The Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, as part of Bard in the Botanics' Summer Season.

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Alan Steele

in Mary Rose Image Description

J.M. Barrie’s eerie supernatural drama of youth, love and loss, written in the aftermath of the Great War. Showing as part of Pitlochry Festival Theatre's summer season, this chilling supernatural story about innocence and the loss of youth is poignant and deeply moving.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 1st June - 11th October as part of their summer programme.

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Beth Marshall

in Queen Lear Image Description

Another of Shakespeare's popular plays, Queen Lear, will be brought to life with our client appearing as Kent. Shakespeare’s best-loved tragedy is reimagined here from the perspective not of a King, but a great Queen.

Showing from 12th - 29th July in The Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, as part of Bard in the Botanics' Summer Season.

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Ewan Petrie

Alan Steele

in People Image Description

Alan Bennett’s eagerly awaited hilariously entertaining and strangely moving play about heritage and home, premiere's in Scotland this summer. 

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 8th June - 12th October as part of their summer programme.

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Robert Jack

in Rhinoceros Image Description

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival, written by Zinnie Harris and directed by Murat Daltaban, this production sees actors from both Scotland and Turkey collaborating in this insightful political and comical piece of thrilling theatre. 

In a sleepy French provincial town, a rhinoceros rampages across the market square. Another crushes someone’s cat. A woman sounds the alarm: it is the townspeople themselves who are transforming into these raging beasts. As more and more of the citizens embrace their future as rhinos, just one man – the drunkard Bérenger – refuses to transform. But why does he feel so out of step with everyone else? And what will his refusal to conform cost him?

Showing 3rd - 12th August at The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

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Peter Collins

in Oresteia: This Restless House Image Description

A fearless reimagining of Aeschylus’ epic Greek saga and an exhilarating and contemporary take on an ancient drama that has survived two and a half thousand years. A compelling, brutal and blistering drama exposing the fragility of a family’s bonds.

Showing at The Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow from 15th - 17th August & 31st August - 9th September, and at The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Festival from 22nd - 27th August.

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Richard Conlon

in The Whip Hand Image Description

A collaboration between The Traverse Theatre and Birmingham Reportory Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, in association with The National Theatre of Scotland.

The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past, directed by Birmingham Rep's Associate Director, Tessa Walker.

Showing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 3rd - 27th August, and at Birmingham Rep Theatre from 5th - 16th September.

 

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Julia Taudevin

in Blow Off

Fierce and playful feminist work exploring the psychology of extremism, Julia Taudevin teams up with three musicians in an explosive piece of gig theatre about a woman who decides to blow the patriarchy sky-high.

"a dynamite hour of sexual politics", 4* The Guardian.

After a successful run during the Edinburgh Festival, Blow Off returns to the stage this spring.

Dates still to play:

23rd August - Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

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Rebecca Elise

Ewan Petrie

Alan Steele

in The Ruling Class Image Description

The Ruling Class is being staged for Pitlochry Festival Theatre's summer season. One of the landmark plays of the 1960s, Peter Barnes’s classic cult comedy, influenced by everything from music hall to Ealing comedy, is a theatrical tour de force, combining feverish energy, ferocious humour, razor-sharp satire and genuine horror.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 20th July - 14th October as part of their summer programme.

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Carole Anders

in Summer of '69 Image Description

Summer of 69 is a nostalgic trip back to the school dance, where our class are getting forced to dance the night away to the sounds of Scottish music.

Showing at The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow from 27th July - 5th August.

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Rebecca Elise

Ewan Petrie

Alan Steele

in Europe Image Description

A dark, complex tale of shifting borders, refugees and nationhood, this is a fierce and compassionate tale by the well known Scottish playwright, David Greig.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 24th August - 13th October as part of their summer programme.

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Sarah McCardie

in Dates Image Description

From Helsinki, a brand new speed-dating concept for theatre-lovers. Relax and enjoy one of two sparkling comedies about first dates in restaurants, from prolific Finnish screenwriter John Lundsten. Then, take part in a session of super-sonic, high-energy, low-risk speed-dating, hosted by our actors; the perfect way to find that soulmate/casual partner/festival pal or simply experience a bunch of encounters with random fellow humans in a congenial setting (delete as applicable!)

Your ticket includes the show, speed-dating session and fast-track notice of any mutual attractions!

Showing as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Summerhall, Edinburgh, from 2nd - 27th August.

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Caroline Deyga

Kirsty Findlay

in The Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Delighted to announce that after a fantastic run of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour with our clients, Caroline Deyga & Kirsty Findlay, the production has been nominated for The Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2016. 

Now in its 63rd year, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards celebrates the outstanding achievement and performance in London's theatreland. 

Further details of the other nominees can be found following the link below.

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Benny Young

Ann Louise Ross

Caroline Deyga

Helen Mackay

Gerry Mulgrew

Camrie Palmer

Ashley Smith

Billy Mack

in Critics' Awards For Theatre in Scotland 2016

Delighted to announce that Waiting For Godot with client Benny Young has won Best Ensemble & Best Production at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

Other winners & nominees included - 

Great Expectations with Ann Louise Ross (Nominated for Best Ensemble)

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour with Caroline Deyga (Winner of Best Music & Sound, nominated for Best Ensemble & Best Production)

Lanark: A Life in Three Acts with Helen Mackay, Gerry Mulgrew & Camrie Palmer (Winner of Best Design & Best Technical Production, nominated for Best Production)

Lost at Sea with Ashley Smith (Nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People)

Little Red and the Wolf with Billy Mack and Ann Louise Ross (Nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People)

Please click the link below for further details.

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Benny Young

in Sunday Herald Cultural Awards

We're delighted that client Benny Young was nominated in the inaugural Sunday Herald Cultural Awards in the category for Best Actor (Theatre). The other nominees included Maureen Beattie and Paul Higgins, with Alan Cumming taking home the award.

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Deborah Arnott

Buchan Lennon

Meg Fraser

in Critics' Awards For Theatre in Scotland 2015

Delighted to announce that The Royal Lyceum's production of Caucasian Chalk Circle with our clients Deborah Arnott & Buchan Lennon won four awards including Best Ensemble, Best Production & Best Director!

Our client Meg Fraser was also nominated in the Best Female Performance category.

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Benny Young wins The Stage Award for Acting Excellence

Benny has won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence for his role of Tom in Owen McCafferty's Unfaithful.  Directed by Rachel O'Riordan at the Traverse Theatre, part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.

"Benny Young holds the drama’s pulse with a supremely understated performance"
5* - Nick Awde, The Stage