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Barnaby Power

in Faustus: The Damned Woman Image Description

Award-winning playwright Chris Bush reimagines the Faust myth to explore what we must sacrifice to achieve greatness, and the legacy that we leave behind. Caroline Byrne directs this radical new work - a Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production, in association with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Premiering at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre on 22nd January before playing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 February. It will then tour the UK, visiting Bristol Old Vic, Leeds Playhouse and Northern Stage throughout March and April 2020.

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Christina Gordon

in Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)

After a hugely successful run at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, in 2018, this irreverent, all-female adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale returns. Drawing on over two-hundred years of romantic pop history this is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel. Men, money and microphones will be fought over! Directed by Paul Brotherston, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is a co-production between the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Tron Theatre and Blood of the Young.
★★★★ - 'Rip-roaring, yet faithful take on Jane Austen's match-making classic, seen through the prism of pop songs' (The Stage)
Continuing its tour around the UK, and now with extra dates until 11th April 2020, including the following theatres: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Leeds Playhouse; Oxford Playhouse; Nuffield Southampton Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.

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Eleanor House

in Bleak House Image Description

Using live music, song and theatrical inventiveness, a company of five actors play multiple roles in interweaving worlds. From foggy London to the haunted Dedlock Manor in Lincolnshire and Bleak House, home to John Jarndyce, his young cousins Ada and Richard and Esther their orphaned housekeeper.

Deep in the Norrington Room, amongst three miles of bookshelves, where better to stage Dickens’ classic tale of inheritance, mystery, obsession and murder than the Law section of Oxford’s most famous shop?

Showing in Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford, from 1st February until 7th March.

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Richard Conlon

Beth Marshall

in Mrs Puntila & Her Man Matti Image Description

Brecht’s classic master and servant comedy is given a gender-switched adaptation by award-winning novelist and playwright Denise Mina (The Detective Alex MorrowGarnethill and Paddy Meehan series). When sober, landowner Mrs Puntila is a ruthless and avaricious capitalist overlord, but the minute drink is taken she becomes a kind and generous benefactor. Her shrewd chauffeur Matti divides his time between extricating her from drunken mishaps and wooing her wayward daughter Eva - a match which will only be possible if Mrs Puntila can get over the class divide.

Showing at the Lyceum, Edinburgh, from 28th February until 21st March.

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Leah Byrne

Bailey Newsome

Ann Louise Ross

in Oor Wullie Image Description

The highly-anticipated world premiere stage show opens this November, in partnership with internationally acclaimed Selladoor Worldwide, continuing Dundee Rep’s collaboration with award-winning writing partnership Noisemaker following the hugely successful The Snow Queen, A Christmas Carol, and brand new musical, Hi My Name is Ben which premiered in the US this Spring. Directed by Andrew Panton.

★★★★ - 'A new Scottish musical that will surely warm the hearts of thousands' (The Scotsman)

★★★★ - 'A braw musical' (The Guardian)

Showing at Dundee Rep Theatre from 23rd November until 5th January, and then touring the UK until 14th March 2020.

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Clare Hemphill

in Lessons in Love Image Description

Part of the hugely sucessful lunchtime theatre programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint. Sarah and Jackie have been friends forever, bonded by their lust for life. The chocolate mousse hits the fan when Jackie’s erstwhile fiancé Hammy Hamilton who legged it when Scotland were playing Brazil in '98, reappears attempting to resume normal service. Sarah is gobsmacked that Jackie is besotted all over again.

Written by Kate Donnelly & Clare Hemphill, and directed by client Sarah McCardie.

Presented in Association with Aberdeen Performing Arts.

Showing at the Oran Mor, Glasgow, from 24th until 29th February, and the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, from 3rd until 7th March.

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Caroline Deyga

in The Importance of Being Earnest Image Description

Jack and Algernon are best friends. Jack is Ernest in town. Algernon is Ernest in the country. But can two friends ever be Ernest at once? Enter two eligible young ladies, a mother-in-law, a governess, and a baby in a handbag… and suddenly being truly Earnest has never been more important.

A play about the ruling class making the trivial serious and the serious utterly trivial. Surely nothing could be less relevant today. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Showing at Perth Theatre from 5th until 21st March.

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Elicia Daly

Robert Jack

Hannah Visocchi

in The Metamorphosis Image Description

Franz Kafka’s hugely influential, tragicomic, iconic novella is brought vividly to life in this international co-production between Vanishing Point, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione in Italy and Tron Theatre, adapted and directed by Vanishing Point's Matthew Lenton and designed by Kenneth MacLeod (The Dark Carnival).

Touring from 28th February until 19th April, including to: VIE Festival, Cesena, Italy; Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Dundee Rep Theatre; and Eden Court, Inverness.

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John Winchester

in The Bear Image Description

With dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling, and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction to theatre for little people.

Based on the book by Raymond Briggs and adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions.

Touring across the UK from 18th January until 11th April.

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Stephen Bangs

Christina Gordon

Billy Mack

in The Cheviot, The Stag & The Black Black Oil Image Description

Back by popular demand following the completely sold out tour in 2019. A ceilidh through Scotland’s past – and present. This legendary piece of Scottish theatre tells the story of the exploitation of Scottish lands, waters and people over the centuries.

A National Theatre of Scotland production in association with Dundee Rep Theatre and Live Theatre, Newcastle. Based on the original production by Dundee Rep Theatre. Written by John McGrath and directed by Joe Douglas.

Touring Scotland from 30th April until 29th May, including to: Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow; Coigach Community Hall, Ullapool; Rogart Village Hall, Pittentrail; Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh; and Dundee Rep Theatre.

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Kirsty Findlay

Bethany Tennick

in The Offies 2019

We're delighted to announce that Islander: A New Musical, with clients Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick playing the two leads, has been nominated for Best New Musical after it's run at Southwark Playhouse. The awards celebrate independent, alternative and fringe theatre across London.

Winners will be announced in February 2020 at the 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony in London.

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Jennifer Black

Richard Conlon

Elicia Daly

Christina Gordon

Robert Jack

Gerry Mulgrew

Ann Louise Ross

Laurie Scott

in Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2019

We're delighted to announce that so many productions with clients were nominated recently for the 2019 CATS: 

Ulster American (Robert Jack); My Left Right Foot (Richard Conlon); Lost at Sea (Jennifer Black & Gerry Mulgrew); The Dark Carnival (Elicia Daly, Ann Louise Ross, Laurie Scott)
Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of) (Christina Gordon).

Winners were announced at the Tramway on Sunday 9th June with Ulster American scooping Best Production and Best New Play, along with Lost at Sea taking Best Ensemble and Best Director (Ian Brown). My Left Right Foot was awarded Best Music and Sound. Congratulations to all those involved! 

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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

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