Hi, My Name is Ben is a new musical by award-winning writing partnership Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie) currently in development with Goodspeed Musicals, Connecticut and Dundee Rep, and features Brennan Artist Irene Allan. Catch the show early in its development on Sunday 30 September in this concert performance in collaboration with Scottish Ensemble.
“Hi, my name is Ben. I can’t talk but I can hear”
The true story of one ordinary old man and his extraordinary life. From his tiny, single-room on East 74th Street in New York City, Bernhardt Wichmann III spoke to and changed the lives of those around him; reconnecting his neighbours to values of friendship, humanity and happiness. And he did all this without speaking. Ben was a mute. His life is a story of how one man endured tragedy, illness, success and defeat, before finally encountering a miracle.
For tickets and more info, click here.Irene Allan wins The Stage Edinburgh Award 2018 for Coriolanus Vanishes
The Stage Edinburgh Awards recognise outstanding performances at the Edinburgh Fringe and have been awarded throughout August, with winners including individual performers and entire ensembles. This year, Brennan Artist Irene Allan took home an award for her stunning performance in David Leddy’s Coriolanus Vanishes – congratulations, Irene!
Coriolanus Vanishes – Fire Exit @ Traverse
A tense, suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller. Chris experienced three deaths, one after another. She’s in prison awaiting trial. But she doesn’t exactly know why. From multi award-winning ‘genius’ (Scotsman), ‘maverick’ (Guardian) and ‘Fringe institution’ (Independent) David Leddy, creator of hits Last Bordello, Sub Rosa, Susurrus and Long Live Little Knife. Contrasting bold theatricality, haunting music and razor-sharp slashes of light, it’s a complex descent through passion, shame, devastation and many, many forms of madness. Just beneath the surface of everyday life there’s complete anarchy lying in wait. ‘Exquisite’ **** (Guardian). ‘Powerful’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Meticulous’ **** (Stage).
Performances run August 2-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26 at the Traverse Theatre
Times vary click here for booking detailsThe Persians – A Play, A Pie and A Pint
This week’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint is THE PERSIANS, written by our very own Meghan Tyler and starring Irene Allan.
“The Ancient Persians: when it came to major decisions they all had to agree when they were pissed, and they all had to agree when they were hideously hungover.”
An online petition to bring back the death penalty is rattling the nation, and the government must respond.
A Conservative, a Scottish Nationalist, and a Democratic Unionist meet over tea to discuss…
But what happens when the port is cracked open?
Presented in association with Traverse Theatre.The Last Bordello – Fire Exit
The Last Bordello is an ingeniously fiendish labyrinth that gets more puzzling and suspenseful with every wrong turn – think Margaret Atwood meets David Lynch. An absurd, sensual and provocative parable about trust and truth, domination and devotion, fact and fiction.
Featuring BAA clients Irene Allan and David Rankine at The Tron Theatre and The Traverse from the 10th of February until the 24th.
More information can be found here.Cinderella – The Citizens Theatre
Full of silliness, and slapstick, music and fun, this is the perfect choice for families looking for alternative festive entertainment this Christmas.
It’s nearly time for the Prince’s ball, but poor Cinderella is working her fingers to the bone in the cold and dark kitchens thanks to her cruel and greedy step-sisters’ nasty tricks. Luckily, Cinderella has the help of some new friends, and a little magic, to help her get to the ball and win the heart of the Prince. But does her heart’s true desire lie closer to home?
The run begins on the 28th November. Featuring BAA client, Irene Allan.
More information can be found here.Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Summer Season 2017
Irene Allan continues to impress in Pitlochry Festival Theatre productions MARY ROSE, HIGH SOCIETY, PEOPLE and THE RULING CLASS.
Season Ends 14th October 2017.The Course of True Love
Irene Allan can be seen in David Leddy/Fire Exit’s new touring production ‘The Course of True Love’ from 20th September – 16th October 2016
Celia and Oliver are in the world’s most expensive hotel, drunk on the world’s most expensive champagne. It’s not good. They have thirty minutes to make up their minds about a risky proposal that could tear their lives apart. A powerful politician waits downstairs for their decision. Will they retreat to the daily disillusionment of running a failing charity? Or will they find the courage to reveal their true feelings and speak truth to power?
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