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Barnaby Power

in Act & Terminal 3

A double-bill of hard-hitting and deceptively simple short plays from Lars Norén, often considered Sweden’s greatest contemporary writer. Directed by Anthony Neilson and translated from the Swedish by Marita Lindholm Gochman.

At The Print Room at the Coronet, London, from 1st until 30th June.

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Christina Gordon

in Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) Image Description

'Love's going cheap. It's finding a husband that will really take it out of you.'

Men, money and microphones will be fought over in this irreverent, all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's unrivalled literary classic. It's party time for Elizabeth, Darcy, Jane, Bingley and even those who never got names…let the ruthless match-making begin. Written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen and directed by Paul Brotherston.

Showing at the Tron Theatre from 28th June - 14th July.

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Helen Katamba

in Three Short Plays Image Description

Acrimony, Hoax and Grody, the Lancaster collective of performers, are soon to be appearing in Three Short Plays - Tuneless Dirge, Uninvited Fish Salesman and Corpse. 'Pay as you feel' initiative to enable access to all.

Showing at The Gregson, Lancaster, on 16th June, and Lancaster Library on 21st and 22nd June.

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Ewan Petrie

Benny Young

Mini Musicals: Cranhill Carmen Image Description

Glasgow. Mid 1950s. The story of Carmen McGurn, a tobacco factory worker.  She meets two men late at night on her way home from a bender – a young idealistic policeman from the Islands and a Glasgow matador. Who will she choose and who will destroy her?

Written by client Benny Young with musical re-arrangements by Jon Beales, and directed by Liz Carruthers, and featuring client Ewan Petrie.

As part of the 'A Play, a Pie & a Pint' Lunchtime Theatre Season at the Oran Mor, Glasgow, from 25th until 30th June.

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Blair Kincaid

in Macbeth Image Description

As the warrior general Macbeth revels in his victory over the Lords rebellious to King Duncan’s Crown, he is greeted by three weird sisters who through some devilish witchcraft prophesise his own ascent to the seat of Scottish power… Glimpsing this future foretold, Macbeth and his Lady wife plot a murderous scheme to realise their naked ambitions and secure a royal legacy. Produced by Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

Showing at Stafford Castle from 28th June - 14th July.

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Helen Logan

Kirsty McDuff

Camrie Palmer

in Chicago Image Description

Chicago. The Roaring 20s. The Jazz Age. And for the homicidally inclined, a new career option beckons - celebrity!

The longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history, Chicago returns to its vaudeville roots in a spectacular PFT production that promises wit, pizazz and red hot jazz...

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the summer season, from 25th May - 20th October.

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Billy Mack

Ann Louise Ross

in The 39 Steps Image Description

John Buchan’s exhilarating novel, famously adapted by the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, will transport you once again in this new live performance of a period radio play.

On holiday in London, handsome traveller Richard Hannay meets a mysterious foreign agent on the run and finds himself caught up in the secretive international spy ring The 39 Steps.

Touring with Dundee Rep Theatre from 5th until 23rd June.

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Helen Logan

Kirsty McDuff

Camrie Palmer

Alan Steele

in Quality Street Image Description

1805: sisters Phoebe and Susan Throssel live in a little house on Quality Street, the main thoroughfare of a provincial English village, where an amorous sergeant is drumming up recruits for the Napoleonic Wars. 

If you enjoy the world of Jane Austen or revelled in previous PFT productions of Barrie’s plays, you’ll love this romantic exploration of passing youth, second chances, and the transformative power of love. Directed by Liz Carruthers.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the summer season, from 7th June - 12th October.

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Alan Steele

in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice Image Description

The Olivier Award-wining Rise And Fall Of Little Voice is part showbusiness fairytale, part Northern clubland comedy. Life affirming and bittersweet, Jim Cartwright’s tale of mothers, daughters and the need to be loved combines hilarity and poignancy with classic knock-out songs. Written by Jim Cartwright and directed by Gemma Fairlie.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the summer season, from 31st May - 13th August.

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Sandy Nelson

in Handfast Image Description

Double Fringe First winners Nutshell return with this world premiere in a co-production with The Byre Theatre. The boiler’s broken, the owl with the rings is missing, the celebrant’s late and the band haven’t turned up. Can Mona and Geoff still tie the knot and live happily ever after? This is a wedding you won’t forget. An unmissable evening of ink-black comedy and brilliant performances.

Showing at Byre Studio, St Andrews, from 28th -30th June, and Summerhall, Edinburgh, from 1st - 26th August.

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Helen Logan

Camrie Palmer

Alan Steele

in Travesties Image Description

An outrageously surreal, clever and chaotic comedy masterpiece. In his slightly shabby Zurich apartment, a minor British diplomat, Henry Carr, looks back in old age to his youth, and the summer of 1917, when the city of clocks was awash with spies, artists and subversives, and the First World War raged all around... 

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the summer season, from 14th June - 10th October.

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Helen Logan

Alan Steele

in The Last Witch Image Description

A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she was a charismatic, free-thinking woman, ahead of her time? 

From the writer of the acclaimed James Plays, Iron and Bold Girls, Rona Munro’s tense, passionate play is brought vividly to life in a dynamic and thrilling production in association with Firebrand Theatre Company.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of their summer season, from 23rd August - 11th October, with further performances at the Tron, Glasgow, from 30th October - 3rd November, and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 7th - 10th November.

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Kirsty McDuff

in Before the Party Image Description

The Second World War is over and it’s time for the Skinner family to try to reclaim the pre-eminent social position they occupied before the “unpleasantness” began. And armed with invitations to a top notch garden party, on a sunny summer’s day in 1949, things are looking up... as long as sufficient petrol can be found to ensure the Skinners arrive in style... 

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre as part of the summer season, from 19th July - 11th October.

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Aidan MacColl

in McAlister in Wonderland Image Description

Calum McAlister is a young Scottish cadet, stuck in the trenches during the First World War, when suddenly a Puffin runs past. McAlister follows the creature and escapes the traumatic horrors of the war by entering his own imagination.

This is an hour-long show, full of good, old fashion family fun, that has been inspired by Lewis Carroll and accompanied with ‘sing-along’ songs from the 1914 to 1918 war. Written and directed by Preston Clare.

Touring Scottish Care Homes, Community Centres and Village/Church Halls from 1st - 30th June.

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Blair Kincaid

James Rottger

in Celtic - The Musical Image Description

Back by popular demand! Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years (performed by a live band), the show tells the amazing story of this legendary club.

Re-scheduled to run at The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, from 5th - 29th 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.

Further dates to be announced.

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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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Rebecca Elise

Leon Sinden Awards Image Description

The winners of the 23rd annual Leon Sinden Awards were announced on Saturday 14th October at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and we're delighted to announce that client, Rebecca Elise, has won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Liz Imbrie in High Society.

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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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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