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Stephen Bangs

Christina Gordon

Billy Mack

in The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil Image Description

This legendary piece of Scottish theatre tells the story of the exploitation of Scottish lands, waters and people over the centuries. From the highland clearances to the oil boom, this is the universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of many. Add a generous dose of Scottish rebellion and irreverence. Throw in some live music and a riotous ceilidh – you’ve got yourself a rollicking great night out.

Following 2015’s hugely successful restaging, this new version of The Cheviot takes the story back to its roots, visiting intimate art centres and community spaces, echoing the play’s original 1970s tour by 7:84.

Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with Dundee Rep Theatre and Live Theatre, Newcastle. Based on the original production by Dundee Rep Theatre.

Touring across the UK from 16th May until 22nd June.

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Apphia Campbell

Woke & Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

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.

*Argus Angel Award – Brighton Fringe 2015

Woke

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?

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

Black is the Color of My Voice appearing at Hastings Festival on 7th July and The Vaults, London, from 27th June until 14th July.

Woke is showing at Battersea Arts Centre, London, from 10th until 22nd June. 

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Caroline Deyga

Ann Louise Ross

Hannah Visocchi

in Peter Gynt Image Description

A radical new co-production with the National Theatre and Edinburgh International Theatre. Peter Gynt has always set his heart on being special, on being a unique individual, on being unlike anyone else. When he steals the bride from a local wedding, he sets off on a lifetime journey which will take him to Florida, to Egypt, to a mountain of trolls, and finally, only when death approaches, back to his home in Scotland. Directed by Jonathan Kent.

Showing at The Olivier Theatre, London, and Edinburgh International Festival from 27th June until 8th October.

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Eleanor House

in The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart Image Description

A delicious play filled with wit, spellbinding music and devilish encounters, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is a journey of self-discovery that will enchant your imaginations and take you into a magical world where anything is possible, but nothing is as it seems. Written by David Greig and directed by Anna Marsland.

Showing at The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, from 28th June until 13th July.

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Helen Katamba

in The Ugly One Image Description

Lette thought he was normal. He’s the inventor of an incredible new electric plug but when his boss tells him he can’t go to a convention to announce his product to the world because he is unspeakably ugly and ‘can’t sell anything with that face’, his confidence is, understandably, rattled. The Ugly One is a hilarious, fast-moving and scalpel-sharp comedy about external beauty and identity and the brutality of capitalism. Directed by Debbie Hannan.

Showing at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from 4th until 20th July.

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Ashley Smith

in Dracula Revamped Image Description

Dracula is pan-breid! Or is he? For Mina is turning into a vampire and Jonathan is worried. Returning to Transylvania, they find Dame Igorette in a wretched state: with no vampire to terrorise the village, tourism has dwindled. There’s only one thing for it: resurrect Dracula… just long enough to break the spell over Mina and bring back the tourists. But the Calculating Count has other ideas: once re-incarnate, he kidnaps Mina and flees to Weegieland – where the sun never shines! Jonathan and Igorette must unite and defeat Dracula before Mina becomes his vampire bride forever…

Showing at the Òran Mór, Glasgow, from 2nd until 20th July.

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Nicole Cooper

Helen Logan

Kirsty McDuff

Alan Steele

in Bard in the Botanics Image Description

Scotland's biggest and best-loved Shakespeare Festival - Bard in the Botanics hosts a range of productions every summer in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Glasgow's Botanic Gardens. Opening with As You Like It from 26th June until 13th July. Trapped in a brutal regime, Rosalind is struggling to deal with life and her place in the world. Then she too is banished and a journey to liberation begins. From 18th July until 3rd August runs HamletShakespeare's most human and heartfelt tragedy is both an exciting thriller and a stunning exploration of grief, love and family that takes an audience on an exciting journey to the very core of what it means to be alive. Finally, Richard III, played in the spectacular setting of the Kibble Palace Glasshouse, is a new production of the tale of Shakespeare’s gloriously terrifying malcontent performed by a cast of four actors.

Showing at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens and Kibble Palace Glasshouse, Glasgow, from 26th June until 3rd August.

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Ali Watt

in Pitlochry Festival Theatre's Summer Season Image Description

Our client appears in four of this year's productions as part of Pitlochry Festival Theatre's Summer Season. Kicking off with Summer Holiday, which opens on 24th May, we see Pitlochry bus driver Don whisk his workmates away on a borrowed bus, in search of sunshine and fun in Athens! Next up is Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, an inventive and highly-spirited comedy, before Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, The Crucible, begins in June. Written as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the US government persecuted its citizens for being communists, this parable of politics, religious fervour and fear is a masterpiece which still resonates in the 21st century. Finally, Heritage, starting in July this is a poignant and poetic exploration of love, identity, tribalism and the need to belong.

Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre's from 24th May - 26th September.

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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