BAA’s David Rankine features in this riotous re-telling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novella is jam-packed with 20th century pop music and 18th century romance. Performed by a dynamic ensemble of actor-musicians, Kidnapped is a colourful coming-of-age story – shot-through with Stevenson’s trademark blend of poetry, humour and heart.
Join Davie as he navigates murderous foes, Jacobite outlaws and the most inept crew of pirates this side of the Atlantic on a journey of eye-opening discovery and treasures untold. Ticket’s available here.
Rocket Post – On Tour
Rocket Post kicks off its Scottish tour on 29 September, and features the brilliant David Rankine.
Rocket Post is a joyful mix of songs, storytelling and exciting visuals for everyone aged six and over. A tale of miscommunication and the magical discoveries that can happen when everything goes wrong.
July, 1934. The Western Isles. Excitement runs through the crowd. They are watching scientist and dreamer, Gerhard Zucker, who is about to change the world! The future is communication, the future is… ROCKET POST!
A Rocket full of letters is packed and ready to fly across the sea to the Isle of Harris. The fuse is lit, the rocket lifts up into the sky and then…. explodes.
Thursday 29 September, Keir Hall, near Thornhill
Sunday 2 October, Findhorn Bay Festival
Friday 7 October, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Tuesday 11 October, Strathearn Arts, Crieff
Friday 14 October, Dunoon Burgh Hall
Sunday 16 October, Beacon Arts Centre
Tuesday 18 October, An Tobar and Mull Theatre
Thursday 20 October, Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern
Friday 21 October, Johnstone Town Hall
Sunday 23 October, CatStrand
Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 October, Platform Glasgow
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 October, The Barn, Banchory
Saturday 29 October, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Sunday 30 October, Macrobert Arts Centre, StirlingThe Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – On Tour
On 24th March, Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar has its world premiere on 24th March, and features BAA’s David Rankine and Rosalind Sydney.
Adapted for the stage by Rob Drummond and directed by Ben Harrison, this is a comic, disturbing and delightful tale of the obsessive hunt for power. From the slums of Bombay to the glamour of international casinos to the pinging, all-consuming world of social media, our characters discover the dangers of actually getting what you want. Expect magic. Expect illusion. Expect the unexpected!
Perth Theatre – 24 March – 2nd April
Macrobert Arts Centre – 7-10 April
Eden Court – 15-17 April
For tickets and more info, click hereCinderella – Alhambra
Brennan clients Richard Addison and David Rankine will appear in Cinderella at the Alhambra, Dunfermline this Christmas! Performances will run December 15 – December 27 2021. More information and tickets available, here.
‘You shall go to the ball this December! Cinderella will run from 15-27th December, featuring an all star cast of stage and screen.’Carry Me Home – NTS Ferry Tales
Bruce Fummey and David Rankine feature in short film Carry Me Home as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Ferry Tales.
You can stream this heartfelt film, shot on a CalMac Ferry, directed by Seth Hardwick, and celebrating the waters surrounding Scotland’s western isles on the NTS website and across their social media platforms from 27 October. More information can be found, here.The Tale of Typhoid Mary – Play, Pie, and a Pint
BAA clients Irene Allan and David Rankine feature in The Tale of Typhoid Mary at Oran Mor Play, Pie, and a Pint.
An epidemic of typhoid (a disease of the slums) among New York’s wealthy. A pioneering virologist traces the infection to Irish cook Mary Mallon. But Mary has no symptoms and denies the link. The state decides to seize and imprison her. But Mary won’t go without a fight, in this strange-but-true drama inspired by history’s most infamous “super-spreader”.
Performances running Mon 04 – Sat 09 Oct. More information and tickets can be found, here.
Woodland Creatures – Frozen Charlotte
Woodland Creatures featuring BAA’s David Rankine is an interactive show exploring children’s relationship with their local natural environment. Suitable for children aged 2-8, Woodland Creatures will tour twelve woodland areas across Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands from 27th August, bringing audiences out of lockdown hibernation by connecting children with the nature on their doorsteps.
Running from Fri 27 Aug – Sun 19 Sep, more information on performance dates, locations and tickets can be found here.Leon Sinden Awards 2019 – Fiona Wood and David Rankine
Huge congratulations to Fiona Wood and David Rankine, who each picked up an award at Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s 25th annual Leon Sinden Awards.
Audiences and visitors throughout the theatre’s Summer Season have been placing their votes for Best Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, and the annual awards were presented onstage after the final performance, in the full six-show Season, of Summer Holiday, at the Theatre on Saturday night, ahead of an extra week of the musical due to popular demand.
This year’s winner of Best Supporting Actress was Fiona Wood for her portrayal of Lily, the ukelele-playing Nun in Blonde Bombshells of 1943, and David Rankine picked up the award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Eddie, the nice-but-dim ‘maid’, in Blithe Spirit.
Artistic Director, Elizabeth Newman presented both actors with their awards.
Well done, Fiona and David!Beauty and the Beast – Adam Smith Theatre
One of the world’s greatest love stories floats in on a rose petal to The Adam Smith Theatre this winter, and features BAA’s Greg Powrie as the Dame, Kimmy McKlinkie, and David Rankine as Balloch Bennochy.
Beauty And The Beast will be sure to make you laugh, cry and fall in love with a host of hilarious and hairy characters. Who – or what- is the creature that walks the long corridors of the enchanted home? And will he ever find love?
Runs from Saturday 8th December 2018 to Saturday 5th January 2019 at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy.
For tickets and more info, click here.TalkFest 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
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Summer Season
This year is an exciting season at Pitlochry. With BAA clients Deirdre Davis, Fiona Wood and David Rankine appearing in several of this season’s new productions:
Runs from 25th May 2018.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
Run begins 31st May 2018.
Opens 7th June 2018.
Before The Party.
Opens 19th July 2018.
The Last Witch.
Runs from 23rd August 2018.
The Last Bordello is an ingeniously fiendish labyrinth that gets more puzzling and suspenseful with every wrong turn – think Margaret Atwood meets David Lynch. An absurd, sensual and provocative parable about trust and truth, domination and devotion, fact and fiction.
Featuring BAA clients Irene Allan and David Rankine at The Tron Theatre and The Traverse from the 10th of February until the 24th.
More information can be found here.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.Cosmonaut – Edinburgh International Science Festival
David Rankine is appearing in Cosmonaut from Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th April 2017 at the Dissection Room in Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Sergei Korolev, the Chief Designer, takes humanity into space but is written out of history. Lucia and her brother eavesdrop on the Soviet launches from their tower block in Turin. The Cosmonaut is the first man in space. He will never return.
Cosmonaut weaves together three ‘true’ stories from the early space race between Russia and the USA from the 1950s and 60s exploring the mythology surrounding the ascent of the first man into space.
Scotland-based theatre maker and Francis Gallop teams up with the Artistic Director of multi award-winning Nutshell, Kate Nelson, for a brand new production that uses live performance, music and video projection to tell a fascinating story about communication, history and myth.
Full Details here
David Rankine is currently appearing in MISCHIEF as part of the current Play, Pie and Pint Season at Oran Mor. Written by Ellie Stewart and Directed by Gerda Stevenson and presented in association with the Traverse Theatre.
Ronnat and Brigid live alone on a tiny island where they trade with the monastery across the water. The delicate equilibrium of their lives is threatened when a man washes up on the beach seeking work and shelter.
Set on Eilean nam Ban in the Sound of Iona, Mischief envisages the lives of two women who would never have featured in written histories of their time.
Oran Mor – Monday 3rd – Saturday 8th October
Traverse – Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th October
Full Details hereCATS 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:
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 hereThe Wakeful Chamber
David Rankine is appearing in The Wakeful Chamber by Rebecca Sharp at the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen from Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th and at Oran Mor, Glasgow from Monday 26th – Saturday 31st October.
Presented in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and sound – Scotland’s Festival of New Music