From the Air

Claire’s kids have fled the nest. The hole this leaves in her life brings on a crippling fear of flying. Her fear has bled into most things now. Her life is becoming smaller. Her husband Pete works on the rigs and is due to retire soon. He thinks Claire’s been dealing with her phobia. She’s promised him this time she has. She hasn’t. Fear of flying is just one of the many symptoms threatening this long fragile marriage.

Our BAA clients, Angela Darcy and David McGowan. The play begins on the 16th October, more information can be found on the PPP website.

August: Osage County – Dundee Rep

This Scottish Premiere is the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.

Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County then went on to be a major film with an all-star cast including Meryl Streep and Ewan McGregor.

When alcoholic patriarch Beverly Weston mysteriously goes missing, the estranged members of the Weston family, ravaged by addiction, illness and deceit reluctantly return home.

With the entire Weston clan confined to their country estate, troubled past relationships, lies and family secrets are spilled under the relentless Oklahoma sun of Osage County, bringing tensions to boiling point.

Originally created by acclaimed Chicago ensemble theatre company Steppenwolf, this new production celebrates the ten year anniversary of its first production and will be created with the Rep’s very own resident Ensemble, directed by Andrew Panton as his first production as Artistic Director.

Long term ensemble member Barrie Hunter is joined by fellow BAA client Angela Darcy in this production

Performances run from 29th August – 16th September 2017

Mack the Knife

Angela Darcy and Harry Ward can be seen in MACK THE KNIFE by Morag Fullarton from Monday 13th — Saturday 18 June 2016 at Oran Mor, Glasgow

Berlin, the late 1920’s… a time of decadence, despair and joie de vivre. A young Jewish composer, Kurt Weill, meets his muse , singer Lotte Lenya and falls in love. He collaborates with playwright Bertolt Brecht on what they both consider a ‘bit of a potboiler’, but the rehearsals are fraught with disaster and the production destined to fail. A creative row triggers the last minute inclusion of a hurriedly composed song and the show becomes a resounding success. As ‘Threepenny Opera’ delights audiences across Europe, a new barbarism is erupting which will force the city’s thriving artistic community to scatter and change everyone’s lives forever.

CATS Awards 2016 Nominations

The 2016 CATS Award nominations have been announced!

Huge Congratulations to Barrie Hunter for his nomination for Best Male Performance in DESCENT, Angela Darcy for Best Female Performance in RING ROAD and Dawn Sievewright and the Ladies of Perpetual Succour for Best Ensemble, Best Production and Best Music and Sound!
Delighted to see that DESCENT (which also featured BAA Client Wendy Seager) has also been nominated in the Best New Play Category.

Horsecross Pantomime BEAUTY AND THE BEAST which featured Barrie Hunter, Angela Darcy, Harry Ward and David Rankine is also nominated in the Best Technical presentation category

Full list available here:
https://www.thestage.co.uk/…/critics-awards-theatre-scotla…/

Mrs Barbour’s Daughters

Angela Darcy is currently appearing in Mrs Barbour’s Daughter’s at the Tron Theatre. Performances run from the 4th – 7th November 2015. Full details here

In 1915, Mary Barbour led 20,000 women in Glasgow’s Rent Strikes. Mary Barbour’s Army fought against evictions from their homes with bundles of washing, cooking pots and wooden spoons. They won.

100 years on, an old woman sits in a sinking Govan tenement, battling her memories and reaching for an idea of a time which put all of us first. Mrs Barbour’s Daughters (**** The Herald, **** The Scotsman) by award-winning playwright AJ Taudevin (Some Other Mother, Chalk Farm) charts a family history of sisterhood and betrayal interwoven in a social history of women’s resistance incorporating worker, protest and popular songs from the last 100 years. The 2014 Oran Mor production, in association with the Traverse, played to sold out audiences. This year the play returns to Glasgow to join the city’s celebrations of the centenary of the Rent Strikes when the Clydeside blazed with political activism.

Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

After a successful Festival run at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh Angela Darcy and Harry Ward tour award winning show Janis Joplin: Full Tilt to venues throughout Scotland.

Venues include: Oran Mor, The Lemon Tree, Perth Concert Hall and Eden Court. Full Details here.

The production recently won a Herald Angel Award and Angela received a Musical Theatre Network Award in 2014 for the role.

‘So brilliant and intense it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck’
‘The central presence, naturally, is Joplin, played with remarkable intensity by actress and singer Angela Darcy’

***** British Theatre Guide
***** Broadway Baby
***** Scotsman
***** The Herald