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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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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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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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Maryam Hamidi

Robert Jack

in Flight Image Description

World Premiere, 4 - 27 August 2017, Church Hill Theatre & Studio, part of the Edinburgh International Festival

Renowned Scottish theatre company Vox Motus adapts Caroline Brothers’ 2012 novel Hinterland, in a magical experience that combines unsettling themes with spellbinding images.

Flight brings you up close and intimate to this heartbreaking story in a unique, deeply individual experience. Seated in your own personal booth, you will watch the action unfold on images and models slowly moving in front of you, with speech and music conveyed through your own individual headphones.

Mixing graphic novel with exquisite diorama, Flight draws you into its fragile miniature world and allows you to contemplate its gripping story of two children lost in dangerous lands.

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Jennifer Black

in Safe Place Image Description

At four in the morning, a young woman arrives at Martine’s door looking for shelter. A timely drama exploring the tricky relationship between trans rights and feminism.

'Frank, thoughtful and sensitively negotiated... Glynn makes Safe Place about real people with real needs... Shane Convery balances Rowan on a brilliantly nervy tightrope between confidence and insecurity. Jennifer Black’s Martine parallels this with her own cocktail of mixed emotions, sparked through with wry humour' (Glasgow Herald)

Showing at the The Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, from 13th - 28th August at 12:00.

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Sarah McCardie

in Dates - At the Speed of Sound! 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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Paul Cunningham

in Descent Image Description

“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?” 50-somethings Rob and Cathy are reclaiming their own lives now that daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they fight with courage, hope and humanity to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.

Nominated for Best New Play at the CATS Awards 2016.

Showing at the The Gilded Balloon at The Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, from 4th - 20th August.

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Tim Barrow

in The Giant Killers Image Description

This new play tells the untold true story of the Darwen vs The Old Etonians FA Cup tie. An uplifting tale about a town that finds a voice and a team that change the beautiful game forever. They are The Giant Killers!

★★★★★ (The Edinburgh Guide) - 'a fantastic script with tremendous all round performances from the entire troupe'

★★★★★ (The Reviews Hub) - 'the four-strong cast is impeccable and the writing and delivery builds excitement, creates pathos and enthrals from start to finish'

Showing at The Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre (Venue 76) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 2nd - 28th August.

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Louise Haggerty

in Under the Influence: 90s Brit Pop Image Description

Live music, immersive theatre and bangin' tunes!

Showing at Summerhall, Edinburgh, on 20th August at 10pm, as part of Paines Plough's Roundabout late nights.

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Sarah McCardie

Out of the Bad Image Description

Directed and adapted by our client, Sarah McCardie, this black comedy deals with complicated lives, loves and buried secrets.

Mary has the hangover from hell after last night’s reunion for the women of the Caterpillar Occupation's 30th anniversary. The last thing she needs is her daughter Danni bearing bad news. But Mary soon becomes determined that Danni should know her heritage. As she reminisces, she soon realises the factory closure may not have been the disaster it was in 1987… and life must go on.

Written by Anne Hogg, starring Kate Donnelly and Kiera Lucchesi.

Showing at The Freemasons Hall, Edinburgh from 4th - 25th August.

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Matthew Ellis

in Jellybean: When Will I Be Famous? Image Description

Come join Jellybean, the biggest kid in the world, as he tries his hardest to get famous. The craziest kids' entertainer will have you in stitches as you help him gain worldwide attention. Warning... lots of interaction and lots of laughing. Directed by our client, Matthew Ellis, who will also be appearing as Jellybean.

'Anarchic fun' **** (Scotsman). 'Works the crowd like a pro' (Chortle.co.uk). 'Downright side-splitting. Definitely one show you must not miss' ***** (Edinburgh Evening News). 'He takes his audience with him for the whole hilariously messy hour' (Scotsman).

Showing at the Laughing Horse @ The Three Sisters, Edinburgh, from 2nd - 27th August.

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Ashley Smith

in Row Your Boat Image Description

Daphne the duck is getting ready for her bath when she discovers she has run out of bubble bath - what a disaster! Join Grinagog Theatre and help Daphne row her boat in this bubble-making, rollicking adventure full of live music and interaction.

Showing as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival at Bosco Theatre, Edinburgh, from 21st - 25th August.

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Beth Marshall

Ann Louise Ross

in August: Osage County Image Description

This Scottish Premiere is the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. 

When alcoholic patriarch Beverly Weston mysteriously goes missing, the estranged members of the Weston family, ravaged by addiction, illness and deceit reluctantly return home.

Originally created by acclaimed Chicago ensemble theatre company Steppenwolf, this new production celebrates the ten year anniversary of its first production and will be created with the Rep’s very own resident Ensemble, directed by Andrew Panton as his first production as Artistic Director.

Showing at Dundee Rep Theatre from 29th August - 16th September

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Robert Jack

in Striptease & Out At Sea Image Description

A politically-charged and bizarre double bill by master of the Theatre of the Absurd, Słavomir Mrożek. 

In Striptease, two men are periodically instructed to remove an article of clothing by a menacing disembodied being, while in Out At Sea three men try to apply logic to decide which becomes dinner for the others.

Originally co-produced with the Citizens' Theatre as part of their Close Season in 2015.  

Showing at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, the 21st and 22nd September, and at the FIT Festival in Lugano, Switzerland, on the 28th and 29th September.

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Camrie Palmer

in Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog Image Description

A play based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov. Translated by Michael Glenny, adapted for the stage and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson.

Telling its story through the eyes of an innocent dog, this powerful new stage adaptation is like a modern Animal Farm, and is a gripping allegory for the disorientation of post-revolution Russia. It also relates to any situation where unquestioning loyalty to an idea or a cause threatens to plunge our world into chaos. 

This stunning new drama, that marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, will be directed by Helena Kaut-Howson whose adventurous, passionate and imaginative productions, including Uncle Vanya and Sons Without Fathers with the Belgrade, have led to her being named one of the top directors in the UK. Complicite co-founder and one of ‘contemporary theatre’s greatest clowns’ (The Guardian), Marcello Magni, joins the creative team as Movement Director.

Showing at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, 2nd - 16th September and the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, from 20th September - 7th October.

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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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Helen Logan

in The Sunshine Ghost Image Description

A new musical from Andy Cannon and Richard Ferguson, directed by Ken Alexander. The Sunshine Ghost tells the wonderfully comic story of the acquisition of Castle MacKinnon by a love-struck billionaire and property tycoon for his fiancé, ‘Astrobeth’ - Hollywood’s favourite astrologer.

Brought brick by brick from a remote rocky outcrop on a small Scottish Island all the way to Naples, Florida, they soon discover that the castle's previous owner has not quite ‘left’ the building… 

Showing at The Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, from 5th - 7th October.

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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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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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Carole Anders

Debbie Welsh

in Six Black Candles Image Description

On a cold, dark, windy winters’ night in Glasgow, six sisters gather to take revenge by witchcraft on Caroline’s two-timing husband. 

Six black candles, one black affronted Maw, two gallons of vodka, one crazy old Irish Granny, a pile of burning boxer shorts, a pentangle and a not forgetting, the frozen head in the fridge. Add in one adulterous husband and an unsuspecting Priest and it’s sure to be a Hilarious Night Out. Strong but funny language used throughout.

Showing at The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, from 13th - 16th September.

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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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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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Christina Gordon

in Rocket Post Image Description

Based on a true story. July, 1934. The Western Isles. A small crowd stand on a beach and watch in amazement. Eccentric German scientist Gerhard Zucker tells them he wants to bring the world together. The future is about communication. The future is about connection. The future is… ROCKETS!

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling. Full of humour, heart and hope for the future, it’s a tale of miscommunication, vaulting ambition and the joyous discoveries that happen when everything goes wrong.

Written and directed by Lewis Hetherington with collaborators Ailie Cohen, MJ McCarthy and Kane Husbands.

Touring across Scotland between 23rd September and 21st October, including venues in: Stornaway, Ullapool, Thurso, Forres, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Giffnock, Stirling, Alloa, Falkirk and Paisley.

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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 be confirmed.

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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?

★★★★★ (The Scotsman) - 'blazing with theatrical energy and wit' 

★★★★★ (The Edinburgh Guide) - 'an exposé of human behaviour, conformity and communication'

★★★★ (The Times) - 'fascinating and wildly stylish'

Returning to The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in Spring 2018.

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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