TalkFest Perth is Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s public celebration of new writing in Perth, and features a host of Brennan Artists in rehearsed readings and public rehearsals.
Firstly, Simon Macallum‘s new play in development, A Single Good Hour, will be performed script-in-hand and directed by Cross Trust Young Director Award recipient Shilpa T-Hyland. The cast features Alison Peebles, David Rankine, Antony Strachan, Stephanie McGregor and Natali McCleary.
Then, Deirdre Davis will be performing in an open rehearsal of Lesley Wilson’s Lips That Touch Liquor, directed by Brennan Artist, Peter Arnott. Set in Scotland at the beginning of the 20th century, Lips That Touch Liquor is a tale of love, loss and sacrifice and tells the story of one woman’s determination to improve the lot of her family and those around her.
A Single Good Hour – Thursday 25 October – 7.30pm – Perth Theatre
Lips That Touch Liquor – Friday 26 October – 2pm – Perth Theatre
For tickets and more information click here
Adam Smith – The Invisible Hand
A dramatic representation of the life of Adam Smith, supported by Kirkcaldy 4 All. His friends, his enemies and the person who shaped his life, his mother, Margaret Smith. The play demonstrates how Adam Smith has been interpreted through the ages and why he’s still relevant now. Four actors portray Adam Smith, David Hume, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Robert Burns and Margaret Smith. The Scottish Enlightenment and the impact of the French Revolution form the background to the emergence of Adam Smith’s two great books, The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Performances run from 11th – 26th August at 3pm.
Venue 305 – Panmure House
Book hereLate Sleeper by Simon Macallum – Oran Mor
Simon Macallum has been commissioned for the Autumn Play, Pie and Pint season at Oran Mor.
LATE SLEEPER runs from the 4th – 9th September 2017 and will also star Neil Leiper and Vincent Friell.
George Adams is an author renowned for gritty thrillers which explore the seedy underbelly of Scottish urban life. He enjoys his reputation as a ‘hardman’ who knows the underworld he writes about. On the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Glasgow trapped in a tiny cabin with a stranger George discovers that the true crime is far more uncomfortable than the fiction.Dates – At the Speed of Sound
From Helsinki, a brand-new speed-dating concept for theatre lovers. Relax and enjoy two sparkling comedies about first dates in restaurants, from prolific Finnish screenwriter John Lundsten.
Afterwards there follows an optional session of super-sonic, high-energy, low-risk speed-dating hosted by our actors. The perfect way to find that soulmate/casual partner/festival pal, or simply experience some encounters with random fellow humans in a congenial setting (delete where applicable!). Price includes show, speed-dating and fast-track notice of your mutual attractions. All genders and ages (18+) welcome!
Simon Macallum can be seen in this interactive experience at Summerhall (Venue 26) at this year’s Fringe. Shows from the 2nd – 27th August and tickets can be bought on the website.