Neshla Caplan

Neshla graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with an MA in Musical Theatre (Destinction) in 2014.

Theatre credits include: ARCTIC OIL (The Traverse) SUNSHINE ON LEITH (Leeds Playhouse/UK No 1 Tour  ADAM (National Theatre of Scotland) TOY PLASTIC CHICKEN, WEE FREE THE MUSICAL, VOICES IN HER EAR (Play Pie and a Pint) THE SUNSHINE GHOST (Festival Theatre Edinburgh) SECRET SHOW 1 (Blood Of The Young/Tron Theatre) SHARK IN THE PARK (Macrobert/Assembly Rooms) THE CHOIR (The Citizens Theatre/ATG) ARABIAN NIGHTS, THE BFG (The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh).

She played ‘Liz’ in the 2018 revival of the The Leeds Playhouse/UK No 1 Tour of SUNSHINE ON LEITH and  originated the role of Velia in the musical THE CHOIR written by Paul Higgins and Ricky Ross, directed by Dominic Hill (Citizens Theatre/Ambassadors Theatre Group).

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Featured News

Toy Plastic Chicken – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Date posted: 8th May 2019

Uma Nada-Rajah’s Toy Plastic Chicken comes to Oran Mor this spring and features BAA’s Neshla Caplan and David James Kirkwood. At Edinburgh Airport, a toy plastic chicken is suspected to be a bomb. A woman is…Read More

Arctic Oil by Clare Duffy – Traverse Theatre

Date posted: 17th Sep 2018

Written by the award-winning 2015 IASH / Traverse Theatre Creative Fellow Claire Duffy and directed by Traverse Associate Director Gareth Nicholls, (Ulster American), Arctic Oil opens on 6th October at the…Read More

Breakfast Plays: YOUTHQUAKE – Traverse Theatre

Date posted: 3rd Aug 2018

World premiere youthquake noun A significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people. Three young Scottish playwrights from the Traverse Young Writers’ group join…Read More

Sunshine on Leith – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Date posted: 15th Apr 2018

Returning from war overseas, servicemen Davy and Ally find their way in their hometown of Edinburgh in this funny and moving story. They embark upon intertwining journeys of life and…Read More

The Arabian Nights

Date posted: 13th Nov 2017

This Christmas, adventure awaits with three wishes, seven seas and forty thieves. Join us in the bustling bazaar of Baghdad for this sparkling adventure featuring tales of Sinbad, Ali Baba…Read More

The Sunshine Ghost

Date posted: 29th Sep 2017

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…Read More

Breakfast Plays – B!rth

Date posted: 9th Aug 2017

Neshla Caplan can be seen in two of this year’s BREAKFAST PLAYS at the Traverse Theatre over the Festival OUROBOROS by Swati Simha (India) & Q&Q by Liwaa Yazji (Syria). The plays can…Read More

Adam – NTS

Date posted: 2nd Aug 2017

If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice. Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man…Read More

Wee Free

Date posted: 6th Jun 2017

1984. Morna escapes the city to teach music on the remote Isle of Munst. When she accidentally marries a pillar of the community, she finds herself at odds with the…Read More

Voices in Her Ear – Play, Pie, Pint

Date posted: 14th Apr 2017

Don’t miss Alison Peebles and Neshla Caplan in this week’s production from A Play, A Pie and A Pint. Talking to the dead is a dirty job, but someone’s got…Read More


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