BAA’s Angela Darcy directs When The Penny Drops, a new play at Oran Mor which also features Michele Gallagher and Simon Donaldson.
Penny is a 46-year-old teacher who has it sussed. She can deal with the stresses of the job, including the children, colleagues and parents through the art of Complete Disengagement. She relates much of her advice to the audience, illustrated by interactions she has with those she meets on a daily basis. But is her plan as fool proof as it seems?
Runs Monday 17 Feb – Sat 22 Feb.
For tickets and more info, click hereMack The Knife – A Play, A Pie and A Pint
See BAA’s Angela Darcy and Kevin Lennon in Oran Mor’s revival of Mack The Knife, one of PPP’s best loved plays.
Berlin, the late 1920’s… a time of decadence, despair and joie de vivre. A young Jewish composer, Kurt Weill, meets his muse, singer Lotte Lenya and falls in love. He collaborates with playwright Bertholt Brecht on what they both consider a ‘bit of a potboiler’, but the rehearsals are fraught with disaster and the production destined to fail. A creative row triggers the last minute inclusion of a hurriedly composed song and the show becomes a resounding success. As ‘Threepenny Opera’ delights audiences across Europe, a new barbarism is erupting which will force the city’s thriving artistic community to scatter and change everyone’s lives forever.
Runs Mon, 16 September, 2019 — Sat, 21 September, 2019 at Oran Mor/The Traverse.
For tickets and more info click hereÒran Mór Summer Panto – Dracula: Revamped
Written by John and James Kielty and directed by Tony Cownie, this year’s Oran Mor Summer Panto is Dracula Revamped, and features BAA’s Angela Darcy as Dame Igorette.
DRACULA IS PAN-BREID! Or IS he? For MINA is turning into a VAMPIRE and JONATHAN is worried. Returning to Transylvania, they find DAME IGORETTE in a wretched state: with no VAMPIRE to terrorise the village, tourism has dwindled. There’s only one thing for it: resurrect DRACULA… just long enough to break the spell over MINA and bring back the tourists. But the Calculating Count has other ideas: once re-incarnate, he kidnaps MINA and flees to Weegieland – where the sun never shines! JONATHAN and IGORETTE must unite and defeat DRACULA before MINA becomes his vampire bride forever…
Cast: Darren Brownlie, Angela Darcy, George Drennan & Ashley Smith.
Performances| 2nd – 20th July | Mondays – Saturdays
For tickets and more info click hereJanis Joplin Full Tilt – Assembly
From multi-award winning writing/directing team BAA client Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett, Full Tilt was a sensation at the 2014 Fringe, winning ‘Best Play’ from the Scottish Arts Club and ‘Best Female Musical Performance’ for its star, Angela Darcy.
On stage a woman stands, the greatest rock singer of her generation. Standing around her is the hottest band that a record company can buy. In front of her, an audience of thousands of expectant fans. She is Janis Joplin. She is utterly alone.
A celebration of a sound, a scream of protest at the universe. Full Tilt.
This Pachamama Production is presented by Raw Material and Regular Music for Summer 2018.
‘So brilliant and intense it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck’ ***** (Scotsman).
Venue: Assembly Rooms – Ballroom
Performances run from 2nd – 26th August at 7.45pm
More information can be found here.
Congratulations to our BAA clients who have been shortlisted for the upcoming CATS 2018!
Ramesh Meyyappan for Best Actor in Off-Kilter.
Angela Darcy and Barrie Hunter as part of Best Ensemble in August Osage County and
Harry Ward in Rhinoceros.
Peter Arnott for Best New Play, The Monarch of the Glen.
The full list of nominees can be found here. The winners will be announced on 10th June at Perth Theatre.
Good luck to all!From the Air
Claire’s kids have fled the nest. The hole this leaves in her life brings on a crippling fear of flying. Her fear has bled into most things now. Her life is becoming smaller. Her husband Pete works on the rigs and is due to retire soon. He thinks Claire’s been dealing with her phobia. She’s promised him this time she has. She hasn’t. Fear of flying is just one of the many symptoms threatening this long fragile marriage.
Our BAA clients, Angela Darcy and David McGowan. The play begins on the 16th October, more information can be found on the PPP website.August: Osage County – Dundee Rep
This Scottish Premiere is the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County then went on to be a major film with an all-star cast including Meryl Streep and Ewan McGregor.
When alcoholic patriarch Beverly Weston mysteriously goes missing, the estranged members of the Weston family, ravaged by addiction, illness and deceit reluctantly return home.
With the entire Weston clan confined to their country estate, troubled past relationships, lies and family secrets are spilled under the relentless Oklahoma sun of Osage County, bringing tensions to boiling point.
Originally created by acclaimed Chicago ensemble theatre company Steppenwolf, this new production celebrates the ten year anniversary of its first production and will be created with the Rep’s very own resident Ensemble, directed by Andrew Panton as his first production as Artistic Director.
Long term ensemble member Barrie Hunter is joined by fellow BAA client Angela Darcy in this production
Performances run from 29th August – 16th September 2017Mack the Knife
Angela Darcy and Harry Ward can be seen in MACK THE KNIFE by Morag Fullarton from Monday 13th — Saturday 18 June 2016 at Oran Mor, Glasgow
Berlin, the late 1920’s… a time of decadence, despair and joie de vivre. A young Jewish composer, Kurt Weill, meets his muse , singer Lotte Lenya and falls in love. He collaborates with playwright Bertolt Brecht on what they both consider a ‘bit of a potboiler’, but the rehearsals are fraught with disaster and the production destined to fail. A creative row triggers the last minute inclusion of a hurriedly composed song and the show becomes a resounding success. As ‘Threepenny Opera’ delights audiences across Europe, a new barbarism is erupting which will force the city’s thriving artistic community to scatter and change everyone’s lives forever.CATS Awards 2016 Nominations
The 2016 CATS Award nominations have been announced!
Huge Congratulations to Barrie Hunter for his nomination for Best Male Performance in DESCENT, Angela Darcy for Best Female Performance in RING ROAD and Dawn Sievewright and the Ladies of Perpetual Succour for Best Ensemble, Best Production and Best Music and Sound!
Delighted to see that DESCENT (which also featured BAA Client Wendy Seager) has also been nominated in the Best New Play Category.
Horsecross Pantomime BEAUTY AND THE BEAST which featured Barrie Hunter, Angela Darcy, Harry Ward and David Rankine is also nominated in the Best Technical presentation category
Full list available here:
Angela Darcy is currently appearing in Mrs Barbour’s Daughter’s at the Tron Theatre. Performances run from the 4th – 7th November 2015. Full details here
In 1915, Mary Barbour led 20,000 women in Glasgow’s Rent Strikes. Mary Barbour’s Army fought against evictions from their homes with bundles of washing, cooking pots and wooden spoons. They won.
100 years on, an old woman sits in a sinking Govan tenement, battling her memories and reaching for an idea of a time which put all of us first. Mrs Barbour’s Daughters (**** The Herald, **** The Scotsman) by award-winning playwright AJ Taudevin (Some Other Mother, Chalk Farm) charts a family history of sisterhood and betrayal interwoven in a social history of women’s resistance incorporating worker, protest and popular songs from the last 100 years. The 2014 Oran Mor production, in association with the Traverse, played to sold out audiences. This year the play returns to Glasgow to join the city’s celebrations of the centenary of the Rent Strikes when the Clydeside blazed with political activism.Janis Joplin: Full Tilt
After a successful Festival run at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh Angela Darcy and Harry Ward tour award winning show Janis Joplin: Full Tilt to venues throughout Scotland.
Venues include: Oran Mor, The Lemon Tree, Perth Concert Hall and Eden Court. Full Details here.
The production recently won a Herald Angel Award and Angela received a Musical Theatre Network Award in 2014 for the role.
‘So brilliant and intense it lifts the hairs on the back of the neck’
‘The central presence, naturally, is Joplin, played with remarkable intensity by actress and singer Angela Darcy’
***** British Theatre Guide
***** Broadway Baby
***** The Herald