Aye, Elvis @ Guilded Balloon

Joan is an Elvis impersonator with big dreams.

With the regional heat of Ultimate Elvis approaching, Joan knows there’s work to do. But Joan has The King inside – and The King always wins. Will she find her way to Graceland, to love and riches? Aye, Elvis is a story about escapism, identity and a Doric Elvis.

Venue: Rose Theatre, Guilded Balloon,  from 1st August – 26th August (no perfs 9th and 20th)

Written by BAA client Morna Young

More information can be found here.

Celtic – The Musical, Pavilion Theatre – New Dates

This rescheduled production of Celtic The Musical at Pavilion Theatre opens 5th September, featuring Morna Young and Harry Ward.

Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years (performed by a live band), the show tells the amazing story of this legendary club.

It takes audiences on an emotion-charged journey from the foundation of the football club by Brother Walfrid and its charitable origins through Willie Maley’s legendary successes as manager and the scoring feats of Jimmy McGrory. From the wing wizardry of Jimmy Johnstone to the triumphs of the immortal Jock Stein and the lasting legacy left by icons such as Billy McNeill, Tommy Burns and Henrik Larsson. The show will be updated to bring us right up to Brendan Rodgers and his all conquering team.

More information here.

Tomorrow at Noon: Jermyn Street Theatre

Our very own Morna Young has written one of three plays for Jermyn Street Theatre, London. The run begins 24th April.

The playwrights of these three funny, moving and provocative plays were chosen from 390 entrants to write a contemporary female response to Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30. Morna’s Smite is inspired by Coward’s The Astonished Heart. It is a story of buried answers, blind hearts, and life after loss.

More information can be found here.

The book is also available in paperback, on Oberon Books.

Celtic the Musical – Pavilion Theatre

The story of the proud history of Celtic Football Club unfolds through the eyes of two families, united by their shared passion.

Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years Celtic – The Musical tells the amazing story of this legendary club and the greatest fans in the world. It takes audiences on an emotion-charged journey from the foundation of the football club by Brother Walfrid and its charitable origins onward through Willie Maley’s legendary successes as manager and the scoring feats of Jimmy McGrory. The wing wizardry of Jimmy Johnstone to the triumphs of the immortal Jock Stein and the lasting legacy left by icons such as Billy McNeill, Tommy Burns and Henrik Larsson.

Featuring Morna Young and Harry Ward.

The production runs at the Pavilion Theatre from 18th April – 12th May.

More information can be found here.

Aye, Elvis – Play, Pie & Pint

Joan is an amateur Elvis impersonator with big dreams. And she’s got the outfit.

With the regional heat of Ultimate Elvis coming soon, Joan knows there’s work to do. But Joan has The King inside – and The King always wins.

Will Joan find her way to Graceland, to love and to riches? AYE, ELVIS is an alternative love story about escapism, identity and a Doric Elvis.

Written by our very own Morna Young.

Cast includes Joyce Falconer and David McGowan.
Runs from 26th February – 3rd March.
More information can be found here.

CELTIC – The Musical

Harry Ward and Morna Young are currently appearing in touring production CELTIC – The Musical.

Featuring the songs that have rung round Celtic Park over the years Celtic – The Musical tells the amazing story of this legendary club and the greatest fans in the world.

Created by Alterean Media with the official backing and support of Celtic Football Club.

GLASGOW: Pavilion Theatre: 7th–17th September, 7.30pm https://www.eticketing.co.uk/paviliontheatre/

DUBLIN: The Gaiety: 20th – Saturday 24th September, 7.30pm http://www.ticketmaster.ie/promo/if8k4g

DERRY (Millennium Forum) 27th September– Saturday 1st October, 8pm www.millenniumforum.co.uk/content/celtic-musical

Netting

Morna Young is appearing in her own play Netting from 11th March – 9th April 2016.

A father and his two sons are lost at sea. Keep busy, eh? Hope we’ll get a body, mebbe. The widden spoon. A knock on the door wi a wooden spoon. Three women adapt to their lives as widows. Kitty can’t stop knitting. Alison needs looking after. Sylvia wants to forget. Then, one day, a knock on the door. A body has been found. One body, three women. Who does it belong to? Set in the north of Scotland, “Netting” is a moving story about finding closure after unimaginable loss.

**** The Herald **** Broadway Baby

…the bone marrow of our humanity (THE HERALD) – Magnificent cast nets a winner (EVENING EXPRESS) …a poignant, heart-felt and emotionally honest play (BROADWAY BABY)

Full Tour Details here