The Sunshine Ghost

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 billionaire and property tycoon for his fiancé, ‘Astrobeth’ – Hollywood’s favourite astrologer.

Featuring Neshla Caplan and Barrie Hunter. This musical will tour theatres from the beginning of October. More information can be found here.

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

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui – Dundee Rep

Written when Brecht was a refugee in Finland, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui charts Hitler’s rise to power as a parable play. Arturo Ui is a wannabe gangster in 1930s Chicago, very firmly in Al Capone’s shadow. But with a bit of muscle from his companions and a few “acting” lessons, a man can run any town. 

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui features Barrie Hunter and runs from 31st May – 10th June, in venues in and around Dundee.

Death of A Salesman – Dundee Rep

Barrie Hunter can be seen in Death of a Salesman directed by Joe Douglas for Dundee Rep Theatre from Wednesday 22nd February – Saturday 11th March 2017.

Willy Loman has provided for his family all his life. With “a smile and a shoeshine” he has taken on the world and won. As he approaches his declining years, he’s forced to face his demons: what is left of a salesman when he can’t get a sale?

The personal tragedy of the Loman family is given new life by the renowned Dundee Rep Ensemble. An international creative team will collaborate with them, to draw unusual nuances out of this well-known text.

One of the greatest American plays of all time in an innovative new production.

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman was the recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play and is widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.

Much Ado About Nothing

Barrie Hunter is appearing in Dundee Rep’s production of Much Ado About Nothing directed by Irene McDougall from 9th – 25th June 2016.

Love is the victim when gossip and lies are the weapons and things take an abrupt turn, plunging from comedy to tragedy, as the sinister intrigues of Don John threaten to tear lovers and friends apart.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s most frequently performed plays that gives us one of Shakespeare’s wittiest comedy of words, loyalty and the search for love.

Full Details here

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…/