The Pieman Cometh – A Cautionary Football Tale

Alan Ledger didn’t want the limelight and he didn’t want the praise. Unfortunately, he often got one, but hardly ever got the other. Join Alan on his journey through the murky, monetary mayhem lurking behind the scenes of Scottish football, as he asks: ‘Who is football for? Why do fans insist on pies? What kind of oddbod would put money into a football club?’ All these questions and more are mostly ignored in this hilarious comedy written by Bryan Jackson and David Belcher, and directed by Frank Miller.

Venue: Rose Theatre – Gilded Balloon. Performances run from August 1st-12th and 14th-26th. 2.30pm

Book here

The Isle of Love

THE ISLE OF LOVE opens this evening at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness for Right Lines Productions, starring Ross Allan, Amy McGregor and Kevin Lennon before touring Scotland until the 18th June.

The Isle of Love is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, recovery and discovery infused with the quirky lyrical genius of Adam Ross’ music.

The play addresses the beauty and restorative qualities of island life and also explores why people choose to visit, to remain, to depart and to return.

Snow White – Eden Court

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Eden Court are planning another spectacular show this year with the enchanting and classic tale of Snow White.

With a dastardly villian, a hapless comic and a hilarious panto dame, as well as spectacular sets and costumes, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun more information can be found here!

Featuring Ross Allan and David Rankine.

Run begins 5th December.

Uncanny Valley – Edinburgh International Science Festival

Ross Allan is appearing in Uncanny Valley at the Festival Theatre Studio, Edinburgh from Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th April 2017

In this interactive show, Uncanny Valley asks you, the audience, to interact with a real ‘live’ robot and help a futuristic science teacher tell the story of Ada and her best friend OKAY (Outstandingly Knowledgable Android Youth). OKAY is under threat of being terminated and the only way to stop this is to prove he or she is exactly the same as you or me. Watch as OKAY grows and learns, join in by asking your own questions and try to decide whether you think OKAY is simply electrical impulses or … Something more. Something almost human.

Written by Rob Drummond and presented by Borderline Theatre, Uncanny Valley was awarded Best Production for Children and Young People at the 2015-16 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

Full details here

Rapid Departure

David Rankine and Ross Allan are currently on tour with Right Lines Theatre Company’s production RAPID DEPARTURE from the 27th February – 9th March 2016.

A freak flood has washed through the area and the locals are guided to the safety of the Village Hall, the designated Emergency Rest Centre.

Environmental calamities are on the increase, but are we prepared and how would we cope? Plunged into the fraught world of the rural Rest Centre, the evacuees and officials grapple with the ever-deepening crisis both outside the Hall – and in!

In this immersive comedy, our five characters are desperately trying to keep their heads above water as the Emergency Plan is swept away before their very eyes!

Full tour schedule here

Striptease & Out at Sea

Samuel Keefe and Ross Allan will appear in Striptease & Out at Sea – A politically charged and bizarre double bill by master of the Theatre of Absurd, Slavomir Mrozek, Directed by Matthew Lenton and produced as part of the Up Close Season at the Citizens Theatre.

Performances run from the 17th – 24th October. Full details here