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Buchan Lennon

in All's Well That Ends Well Image Description

Helena has lost and buried her father. Now an orphan – and an outsider – she pines for the love of Bertram, the son of her adopted family. He too is reeling from the death of his father. Will grief unite or divide them?

After her ‘splendid’ (The Guardian) and ‘astonishingly powerful’ (Time Out) production of The Taming of the Shrew in 2016, Caroline Byrne brings this dark, twisted and dangerous interpretation of All’s Well That Ends Well to the candlelit intimacy of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Showing at Shakespeare Globe Theatre's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, from 11th January - 3rd March 2018. 

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Maryam Hamidi

Robert Jack

in Flight Image Description

The McKittrick Hotel welcomes the North American premiere of Flight, an original form of theatrical story-telling direct from a sold-out award-winning run at The Edinburgh International Festival. Previews for the limited 8-week engagement will begin on January 30. Vox Motus' Flight is based on British playwright Oliver Emanuel’s adaptation of Hinterland, a 2012 novel by Caroline Brothers.

Showing at The McKittrick Hotel, New York City, from 3rd February - 25th March.

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Richard Conlon

Helen Mackay

in The Belle's Stratagem Image Description

A witty riposte to Farquhar’s The Beaux Stratagem, Hannah Cowley’s rediscovered gem turns the tables on the farcical goings-on and has the women coming out on top. Adapted and directed by Tony Cownie.

Showing at The Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, from 15th February - 10th March 2018.

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Vari Sylvester

in The Last Bordello Image Description

A new World Premiere from Fire Exit, written and directed by David Leddy, The Last Bordello is an ingeniously fiendish labyrinth that gets more puzzling and suspenseful with every wrong turn. An absurd, sensual and provocative parable about trust and truth, domination and devotion, fact and fiction.

Showing at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from 10th - 17th February, and at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 21st - 24th February 2018.

The play was co-produced by the Tron Theatre and was developed with support from Ann Bogart, Siti Company, New York Theatre Workshop and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in Grez Sur Loing.

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Meg Fraser

Peter Collins

in Richard III Image Description

Think House of Cards, as Shakespeare’s darkest, funniest, thriller rips across our stage. Three royal brothers, alike in every way but one - only the eldest can wear the crown. A shame for Edward and Clarence then, that their brother, Richard, is youngest… It’s time for them to stand aside, or face the consequences. Richard is on his way up.

Showing at Perth Theatre, from 17th - 31st March.

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Ann Louise Ross

Bethany Tennick

in Spring Awakening Image Description

The Tony Award Winning Musical comes to Dundee with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in association with Dundee Rep Ensemble. Winner of 8 Tony awards4 Oliviers and a Grammy for best original cast album, Spring Awakening redefined the boundaries between music and theatre with its fusion of adolescent angst-fuelled anthems. 

A group of emotionally unprepared teenagers try to understand their strong, new, thrilling and scary feelings. What’s right and what’s wrong? What are the rules? How far can they be pushed and what happens when you break them?

Showing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, from 10th - 16th March, and at Dundee Rep Theatre from 22nd - 24th March.

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Rory Murray

in Good People Image Description

ERT's Artistic Director, Adrian Rawlins, directs David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning play exploring the hopes and struggles that come with having next to nothing in America. As old wounds are opened and buried secrets unearthed, Lindsay-Abaire's fiercely funny and compelling drama is an exploration of class, loyalty and destiny.

Showing at the East Riding Theatre, Beverley, from 1st until 24th March 2018.

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Deborah Arnott

in The Time Machine Image Description

Combining exquisite puppetry, scintillating melodrama and chilling shadow projections, this fast-paced adaptation of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic is suitable for enquiring minds aged 7 and above. Will the hour fly by, or will it seem like an eternity? Dare to discover the truth! Starring Rick Conte (The Man Who Planted Trees), Matt Rudkin and our client, Deborah Arnott.

Touring from Saturday 17th February until 31st March 2018.

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Robert Jack

in Rhinoceros Image Description

A hit of the Edinburgh International Festival 2017 and returning to The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 23rd March - 7th April 2018.

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'

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Sean Hay

in White Image Description

Welcome to the world of White. Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birdhouses and make sure the eggs stay safe. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red… then yellow… then blue…

White is a playful, highly visual show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience.

Touring between 5th February and 29th April 2018, including to the UK, Ireland, France, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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Gowan Calder

in The Attic Image Description

Set to a live, original piano score, two characters discover a magical place filled with hidden treasures. The precious remainders of past generations are woven into new memories as Lucy entices her grandmother to enter her imaginary world. Little ones and their carers are invited to watch and then join in an extravagant tea party under the stars. Our client, Gowan Calder, plays the Grandmother.

The Attic plays at The Studio at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 6th - 21st January 2018, before embarking on a UK tour in April/May 2018.

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Peter Collins

in Gut Image Description

I know my boy. I’d know if something had happened to himGut is a taut psychological thriller that explores who we can trust with our children. And whether it’s more dangerous not to trust at all.

Written by Fringe First award-winning playwright Frances Poet (Adam), Gut was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, and is directed by award-winning Traverse Associate Director Zinnie Harris.

Showing at The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, from 20th April - 12th May.

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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 show for everyone aged six and over.

If you missed the live tour you can now see the filmed version on a screen near you. Touring from Saturday 6 January until Saturday 3 March 2018.

Filmed on Harris especially for these screenings, this is a ground-breaking collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland, The Space and the Screen Machine.

The stage version was written and directed by Lewis Hetherington with collaborators Ailie Cohen, MJ McCarthy and Kane Husbands. The screen version is directed by Donald MacInnes.

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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