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Helen Katamba

in Macbeth Image Description

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. This epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy embarks on a tour of the UK and Ireland following its sold out run at the National Theatre.

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (CabaretLondon Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War HorseThis House), this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

Touring from 29th September 2018 to March 2019.

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Stuart Hepburn

Ashley Smith

in Oscar Slater: The Trial that Shamed a City Image Description

On the 6th of May, 1909, Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant, was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of an 83-year-old Glasgow woman, Marion Gilchrist. Slater’s trial and its astonishing aftermath constitute one of the most shameful episodes in the history of Scottish Justice.

Directed by client, Stuart Hepburn, who has been acting and writing screenplays and plays professionally for over 30 years. Oscar Slater- The Trial That Shamed A City is his 5th work at Oran Mor for A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

★★★★ - The Herald - 'a nicely intriguing addition to a compelling tale well told by an outstanding cast'

Showing at The Oran Mor, Glasgow, from 12th - 17th November.

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Verity Mullan

in 24 Hour Play Challenge Image Description

5 short plays will be created and staged in 24 hours! At 7.50pm on 18th Nov Red Lion Theatre will Facebook live-stream writers receiving their inspiration. They will then work overnight creating their immediate response. The directors and actors will only have 8 hours to rehearse before the curtain is up! Who knows what they will create, you will have to come along to find out.

Showing at 7.45pm on Monday 19th November at Red Lion Theatre, London.

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Apphia Campbell

in Woke & Black is The Colour of My Voice

Woke

*Highly Commended – Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2017
*Scotsman Fringe First Award – Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017

Against a powerful soundtrack of original music and traditional gospel and blues sung live, two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights: notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur and a present-day student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin. Both have the same choice: fight or flee? Written by Apphia.

Black is the Color of My Voice

*Argus Angel Award – Brighton Fringe 2015

Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Both shows currently touring across the UK until 11th November and Black is the Color of My Voice also plays in Brussels, Belgium from 20th until 24th November. Venues include Dundee, Twickenham, Tewkesbury, Hemel Hempstead, Ipswich, Slough, Greenwich, Goole. Halifax, Dolgellau, Machynlleth and Rhossilli.

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Eleanor House

in Rebus: Long Shadows Image Description

Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he's denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he's back on the case and off the wagon.

This brand new Rebus story, written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro, will also embark on a UK tour to Edinburgh, Malvern, Nottingham, Manchester, Northampton, Aberdeen and Guildford following its première in Birmingham.

★★★★ - The Observer - "Lawson’s Rebus is as gritty, tormented and uncompromising as the original."

Showing from 20th September - 24th November

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Sarah McCardie

in Let's Inherit the Earth Image Description

World premiere. Global warming, environmental destruction, mass extinction – this is the life! Morna Pearson’s punky new climate change comedy with songs, directed by Ben Harrison, design by Ulla Karlsson, and music by Jonny Hardie.

Award-winning Dogstar (The Sky is Safe, Mungo Park, The Tailor of Inverness) teams up with Sweden's Profilteatern, creating eighty minutes of absurd theatrical mayhem on the greatest existential threat outside The White House. A new Nordic comedy by a true original.

'One of the freshest, most fearless and taboo-busting voices to be heard anywhere right now' (Herald).

Showing at The Pleasance, Edinburgh, from 10th - 26th August at 12.20pm, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with a dress rehearsal show on 28th June at 7pm in Umestan's Profile Theater, Sweden.

Then touring Scotland from 8th October - 3rd November, and Sweden from 8th - 17th November.

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Callum Douglas

Sean Hay

in White Image Description

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.

Catherine Wheels is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company.

On tour throughout Europe from 26th October until 23rd December, including from 13th until 23rd December at HOME in Manchester.

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Louise Haggerty

in Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out! Image Description

We're all going to the rock’n’roll ball!! Award-winning Not Too Tame have teamed up with top theatre and TV writer Luke Barnes (Bottleneck, All I Ever Wanted Was Everything,Ten Storey Love Song) to bring CINDERELLA; A WICKED MOTHER OF A NIGHT OUT to a boozer near you.

An immersive Christmas cracker, Cinderella is an outrageous site specific show inspired by the traditional British panto. Crammed with live music, mayhem and a touch of midnight magic, Cinderella will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing your b****y baubles off. 

Showing in Derby, London & Salford from 4th until 22nd December.

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Robert Jack

in Sleepin' Cutie Image Description

Bonnie is in trouble. It’s her birthday and everyone in the palace is acting crazy. Her best friend Jester is refusing to let anyone into her party and keeps muttering no-one loves her like him. Prince Charming is scary – declaring it is his destiny to marry her (though they only met 5 minutes ago). If that isn’t bad enough Fairy Contrary is refusing to get out of bed until the party’s over.

Showing at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, from 23rd November until 31st December.

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Peter Collins

Benny Young

in A Christmas Carol Image Description

This bold, theatrical adaptation captures the original heart of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale. A refreshing new production for the new performance space at The Tramway, where you can still expect the same distinctive style and captivating storytelling that makes Citizens’ Christmas shows so special.

Showing from 4th December until 6th January at The Tramway, Glasgow.

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Billy Mack

in Sleeping Beauty Image Description

This specially commissioned version of the traditional tale Sleeping Beauty will feature all the beautiful costumes, lavish set designs, fantastic choreography and live orchestra that people have come to expect of The Alhambra panto.

Showing from 7th until 29th December at The Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline.

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Daniel Cullen

in Beauty & The Beast

Allan and Grant return in a beast of a Pantomime! Thanks to the support of Rowan Glen and Dairy Godmother Bonnie, pantomime audiences will feel the magic as soon as they step through Kings Theatre doors. Rowan Glen will be adding their magic sparkle to our very own King’s Theatre to make it a real #Dairytale! Produced by Qdos.

Showing at the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh, from 1st December until 20th January.

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Helen Logan

in Snow White & The Seven Dames Image Description

Snow White never asked to be beautiful. She never asked to be given a name that reduces her to her perfect complexion. It's particularly embarrassing now that she has a bout of acne. Whistle up your best booing, hissing and singing voices and help Snow White and friends live happily ever after in Perth Theatre's dame-tastic family panto! Directed by Lu Kemp.

Showing at Horsecross Theatre, Perth, from 30th November until 5th January.

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Graham Crammond

Ewan Petrie

in Jack & The Beanstalk Image Description

Our heroes Jack and Jilly will make sure you have a good time. A chorus of talented young performers from across East Lothian complement a professional cast for this traditional family pantomime.

Showing at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, from 27th November until 5th January.

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Colin Little

in Beauty & The Beast Image Description

Beauty And The Beast will be sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with a host of hilarious and hairy characters. Who - or what- is the creature that walks the long corridors of the enchanted home? And will he ever find love? Produced by Imagine Theatre.

Performances run from 8th December until 5th January at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy.

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Neil John Gibson

in Jack & The Beanstalk Image Description

Join them at Howden Park Centre for another super-dooper-party-pooper panto this Christmas 2018. They've got magic beans, dancing cows and a special wee lassie who wants to prove she's no one hit wonder!

Showing at Howden Park Centre, from 10th until 28th December.

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John Winchester

in Cinderella Image Description

A pantomime with all the magical ingredients needed to create a festive family treat including special effects, song and dance numbers, a hilarious script and bags of audience perticipaiton! Produced by Imagine Theatre.

Showing at the FTH Theatre, Falkirk, from 6th until 24th December.

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Sarah McCardie

in Jack & The Beanstalk II: Return of the Farmer Image Description

Join Jack in this hilarious new tale as he recalls the story of his heroic trip to the top of the beanstalk before he faces the farmer in an epic showdown. There will be songs, there will be laughs, there may even be a quacking cow - it's a rollicking adventure for all the family!

Showing at Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, from 11th until 30th December.

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Kirsty Findlay

Alan Steele

in Sleeping Beauty Image Description

It's Beauty's birthday but nobody seems to be in the mood for a party. There's something going on and she's determine to find out what it is! Could it have something to do with the evil curse laid on her as a baby? Or that creepy spinning wheel in the tower? But this Beauty is no snoozer and, armed with only an apprentice Fairy Godmother to help her, she is determined to take control of her own fate and prove that princesses don't need to be rescued!

Showing at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, from 29th November until 5th January.

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Kay McAllister

in Rapunzel Image Description

Join them this year at Cumbernauld Theatre as they tell the truly hair raising adventure story of Rapunzel who has been captured and locked up by the wicked Queen and now has to work out how to escape from a locked room in the tallest Tower hidden in the darkest forest in the whole land…

Showing at Cumbernauld Theatre from 30th November until 29th December.

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Laura Szalecki

in Jack & The Beanstalk Image Description

Jam-packed with laughs, music and dancing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Showing at PACE Theatre, Paisley, from 28th November until 31st December.

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Paul Cunningham

in Beauty & The Beast Image Description

Make your way through haunted forests, towering statues and suits of armor, discovering talking clocks and totally chic looking candelabras!

Laugh out loud at Dame Burple’s attempt to claim her riches from the ship ‘The Lucky Fortune’, and listen to her blurt out hilarious jokes in true Dame style! Can you find the magical rose and help the beast dance his way into Bonny’s heart?

Break the evil spell this panto season and realise that beasts really aren’t so scary after all!

Touring across Scotland from November 2018 until January 2019.

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Madeline Grieve

in Jack & The Beanstalk

When Princess Lulu has been kidnapped by the Giant, and Fleshcreep has tricked Archie into selling Moomoo for a bag of beans, is all hope lost? Or will Fairy Flora be able to use the well-known explosive power of beans to get Jack and his friends up to the Giant’s castle in Cloudland before his lunch is served?

Find out in this year’s magical family panto, as we take you into the stratosphere on a rollercoaster journey of adventure, laughter, thrills and spills.

Showing at The Town House, Hamilton, from 30th November until 5th December, and Rutherglen Town Hall from 8th until 22nd December.

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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.

Due to tour again in Spring 2019.

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Robert Jack

Richard Conlon

in 2018 Festival Awards Image Description

Delighted to announce that Ulster American, with client Robert Jack, has scooped up the prestigious Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award after its run at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, as well as taking a Fringe First Award during week one of the festival.

My Left Right Foot, with client Richard Conlon, also took home a Fringe First Award in week two of the festival, and a Herald Angel Award.

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Peter Collins

Richard Conlon

Caroline Deyga

Maryam Hamidi

Robert Jack

Billy Mack

Helen Mackay

Beth Marshall

Ann Louise Ross

James Rottger

Ali Watt

Benny Young

in Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2018

This year's awards took place at Perth Theatre on Sunday 10th June. We are delighted to announce that client, Robert Jack, won the award for Best Male Performance for his role as Berenger in the hit production Rhinoceros at the Royal Lyceum Theatre

Rhinoceros had huge success with nominations in several categories, taking away awards for Best Production, Best Music & Sound, and Best Director - Murat Daltaban.

The Belle's Strategem took the award for Best Ensemble, with clients Richard Conlon and Helen MackayAugust: Osage County, with clients Beth Marshall and Ann Louise Ross, and Rhinoceros, with client Robert Jackwere also nominated.

Monarch of the Glen, with clients James Rottger, Ali Watt, and Benny Young, won the award for Best New Play, whilst Flight, with clients Maryam Hamidi and Robert Jack, managed to secure nominations in Best Design, Best Technical Presentation, and Best Production, taking away the award for Best Design.

The Citz' Christmas production, Cinderella, was nominated for both Best Production for Children and Young People and Best Technical Presentation, with clients Peter Collins and Caroline Deyga. 

For details of all this year's winners follow the link below.

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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

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