Two new faces join River City this Autumn, both of them Brennan Artists! Look out for Alison Peebles and Jimmy Chisholm on the streets of Shieldinch the months to come.
Alison Peebles will play Isobel MacKenzie, mother of Kim Monroe (Frances Thorburn) in a storyline which explores the reality of dealing with a parent suffering from dementia.
Jimmy Chisholm joins the drama in late 2018 as Sonny, father of Lou Caplan (Lesley Hart).
For more on River City and links to episodes on the BBC iPlayer, click hereTalkFest Perth
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
Where Do We Go From Here? – Screenings
Fresh from a highly successful festival run, writer/director John McPhail’s feature Where Do We Go From Here? is headed back to the big screen, showing at Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow from 21st September.
Brennan Artist Alison Peebles gained a BAFTA Scotland Best Actress nomination for her work in the film, and our own Richard Addison was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival.
James is a 25 year old man living and working in a local care home to be close to his only relative, his Grandfather. Lost after his passing, James and his three elderly best friends hatch a plan to dupe the cruel care home manager and bust out for one last adventure. Will their plan go off without a hitch, or is there a sell by date on adventure? A heart-warming romantic comedy, coming of age film that you can take your Grandparents to.
For Cineworld tickets, click here
Richard III – Horsecross
Three royal brothers, alike in every way but one – only the eldest can wear the crown. A shame for Edward and Clarence then, that their brother, Richard, is youngest… It’s time for them to stand aside, or face the consequences. Richard is on his way up.
Richard is scourge, trail-blazer, and finally king, in this darkly funny, twisted political thriller about grabbing power no matter what the cost. Why be good when being bad is, quite simply, so much fun? Featuring Alison Peebles as the Duchess.
Runs from 17th until 31st March at Perth Concert Hall. More information can be found here.Armchair Detectives – BBC One
From the comfort of armchairs in the studio, three amateur sleuths, they watch the drama play out as Mortcliff’s crack team of detectives make enquiries with the local residents. But in a show where everyone has a motive, it might prove harder to catch the culprit than you think. The Armchair Detectives are introduced to suspects, uncover vital clues and share their thoughts and theories as the story unfolds, before making their final accusation in a bid to win the golden magnifying glass trophy.
Featuring several of our BAA clients, watch the series every week day at quarter past 2 to find out WhoDunnit?Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland
Ivan is a writer with a deadline but he’s blocked. Ten years ago to the day his mother passed and a phone call from his brother has him reliving the last chaotic months of her life. He reviews his own journey from deepest Govan to the privileged nirvana of Glasgow’s west end.
Another great Play, Pie and a Pint to look out for, directed by Alison Peebles and starring Stephen Clyde.
More information can be found here.But That Was Then
Alison Peebles will be appearing in next week’s Play, Pie, Pint, which will then transfer to Ayr Gaiety the following week. Details can be found on the website
A long time together couple; grew up together in marriage; grew together in marriage; matured into middle age together and are now aging together but, Marcia, believes, and is convinced, she is aging quicker than her husband James; and it cant simply be put down to a changing world that leaves her unsure, unemployable, bemused and feeling stranded; and James seems not to notice… but he does notice…Voices in Her Ear – Play, Pie, Pint
Don’t miss Alison Peebles and Neshla Caplan in this week’s production from A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
Talking to the dead is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Betty has been talking to dead people for thirty years and she’s weary, heart sore, and filthy rich. So, she’s packing up, taking down the website and retiring somewhere warm.
That’s a problem for Siobhan her assistant, (and the thirty other people employed in this multi million pound scam business). Tonight though, there’s just one final private session with yet another punter desperate for answers.
The production can be seen this week at Oran Mor, Glasgow and then next week at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.Best Lead Actress Award – Alison Peebles
We are delighted to announce that Alison Peebles recently won the award for Best Lead Actress at the St Tropez International Film Festival for her role in Feature Film ‘Seven Lucky Gods’ directed by Jamil Dehlavi.