Impromptu at Òran Mór is a farcical comedy adapted from Molière’s L’Impromptu de Versailles, featuring BAA’s Kevin Lennon and Julia Murray.
To save his reputation, the radical and rebellious actor-writer-director Molière has ambitiously agreed to stage a brand-new play at Òran Mór for a VIP with just two hours’ notice.
Can he find actors in time? Will they learn their lines? How can they learn their lines without a script? and who is this VIP? Come join the madness – and see if they’ll manage to pull it off!
Runs w/c 12th September at Oran Mor – for tickets and more info click here.
Red Ellen – On Tour
Kevin Lennon features in Red Ellen, a new play that tells the inspiring and epic story of Ellen Wilkinson, Labour MP, who was forever on the right side of history, forever on the wrong side of life. Written by Caroline Bird and directed by Wils Wilson, Red Ellen is a co-production between Northern Stage, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, and the Royal Lyceum Theatre, with casting by BAA Creatives clients, Simone Pereira Hind CDG and Anna Dawson.
Caught between revolutionary and parliamentary politics, Ellen fights with an unstoppable, reckless energy for a better world. Running (quite literally in some cases) into the likes of Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway, she battles to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany; campaigns for Britain to aid the fight against Franco’s Fascists in Spain; and leads 200 workers in the Jarrow Crusade, marching from Newcastle to London to deliver a petition to end unemployment and poverty. She serves as a vital member of Churchill’s cabinet, and has affairs with communist spies and government ministers. But, despite all of this, she still finds herself – somehow – on the outside looking in.
Northern Stage – 29 Mar – 9 Apr
Nottingham Playhouse – Wed 13 – Sat 30 Apr
Royal Lyceum Theatre – 4 – 21 May
Click here for Lyceum tickets
Theatre Royal, York – 24th – 28th May
Cinderella 2: I Married a Numpty – Oran Mor
Kevin Lennon will appear in Cinderella 2: I Married a Numpty at Oran Mor this Christmas. Performances will run from 30 Nov – 31 Dec. More info and tickets, here.
‘For an hour of sublime, seasonal silliness, pantomonium, sassy songs and badass buffoonery then BOOK NOW to see this magical update of 2017’s smash-hit Christmas Panto – before it’s sellt oot!’Mack 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 hereA Game of Death and Chance – Gladstone’s Land, Edinburgh
A Game of Death and Chance opens at Gladstone’s Land this August, featuring BAA’s Wendy Seager as Caledonia and Kevin Lennon as Daniel Defoe.
In this unique theatre experience, audiences meet characters including a publican, an investor and a spy who’ll share details with them from Edinburgh’s colourful past as they journey through Gladstone’s Land. You’ll hear tales spanning from the Union of the Crowns in 1603 to the Act of Union in 1707. At this time, Edinburgh was haunted by death and disease but propelled by the hope of a better country. When you’ve heard from each character, you’ll have a choice to make. That choice will result in a different outcome for each character!
Runs August 14-25
For tickets and more info click hereDusty Won’t Play – A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Catch BAA’s Kevin Lennon in Dusty Won’t Play, one of Oran Mor’s returning plays this June.
It’s 1964 and Dusty Springfield is at the height of her fame, scoring hits in the UK, US and around the world. On a tour of South Africa she refuses to play to segregated audiences and finds herself demonised and threatened by South Africa’s security police and jeered at back home in England for her naivety.
Shot through with Dusty’s timeless music, leavened with her earthy humour and straight talking, Dusty Won’t Play is a reminder of the tangled paranoia of apartheid and the true story of Dusty Springfield’s refusal to play segregated audiences in South Africa. She didn’t change the world but she did something.
Runs Mon, 17 June, 2019 — Sat, 22 June, 2019
For tickets and more info, click hereWhat The Animals Say – A Play, A Pie and A Pint
David Ireland’s What The Animals Say comes to Oran Mor this June, and features BAA’s Kevin Lennon.
The waiting room for the Stranraer to Belfast ferry. Two old schoolfriends bump into each other. Jimmy Culver is an out of work actor on his way to the biggest audition of his life. Eddie Harrison is the captain of Celtic and one of the world’s most famous and controversial footballers. What happens next will change both their lives forever.
Runs Mon, 03 June, 2019 — Sat, 08 June, 2019
Click here for tickets and further infoCasablanca – A Play, A Pie and A Pint
Morag Fullerton’s Casablanca returns this spring having won the People’s Choice Vote, nominated by audiences as the play they’d most like to see return to the Oran Mor stage.
Featuring BAA’s Kevin Lennon, this lovingly disrespectful homage to one of the classic films of all time was first performed at Oran Mor in 2010 and has since been performed in Paris, London and Barbados. Set in Morocco 1941, a Nazi infested hotbed of corruption, teeming with refugees all desperate to get hold of the all elusive exit visa and flee war torn Europe. Then one night as they they congregrate in Rick’s bar, who should walk in but the beautiful Ilsa, Rick’s long lost love…
Casablanca has some of the most iconic scenes and best lines ever written, so why not play it again? But this time in a tiny gin joint, with 3 actors playing all the parts.. and the chance to drown out the Nazis with a rousing chorus of the Marseillaise.
Runs from Mon, 22 April, 2019 — Sat, 27 April, 2019
For tickets and more info, click hereStill Game – BBC Scotland
The six-part comedy series, made by BBC Studios, will debut on the new channel followed by BBC One when it airs Still Game later in the year, giving fans two chances to bid a fond farewell to pensioner pals Jack and Victor, as they go into TV comedy retirement.
The series begins on 24th February on the new BBC Scotland channel.
For more information and links to episodes, click hereTap Dancing With Jean-Paul Sartre – A Play, A Pie and A Pint @ Oran Mor
Kevin Lennon will be starring in James Runcie’s Tap Dancing With Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the first plays in Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint autumn season.
Mon, 10 September, 2018 — Sat, 15 September, 2018
By James Runcie | Directed By Marilyn Imrie
Cast: Darren Brownlie, Kevin Lennon & Ashley Smith with music from Stuart Fleming
Paris, Spring 1956, where Fred Astaire, the world’s greatest dancer, Jean-Paul Sartre, the world’s most influential philosopher and Audrey Hepburn, the world’s most beautiful woman, meet in a musical comedy about existentialism, the meaning of life and tap dancing your way to happiness…it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing!
Produced in association with the Traverse and Aberdeen Performing Arts
James Runcie is the author of The Grantchester Mysteries (televised as “Grantchester” with James Norton and Robson Green), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Visiting Professor at Bath Spa University, and the Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. “Tap Dancing with Jean-Paul Sartre” is his fourth play at Oran Mòr, after “The Jazz Club Murder”, “A Word with Dr.Johnson” and “Dr Johnson goes to Scotland.”
For tickets and more information, click 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.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?Winter Wonders!
Experience the true magic of winter at Cumbernauld Theatre this Christmas, as they bring you a very special show created especially for wee ones under 5 – Winter Wonders: A Mini Musical – by the wonderful children’s theatre company The Letter J.
Winter is coming and Summer is not happy about it. Summer thinks Winter is just too cold. But with the arrival of The Mischief Maker, Summer goes on a journey to learn all about the wonderful things Winter has to offer…
With silly songs and scarves and of course plenty of snow, Summer comes to learn the true wonders of winter and all about the joys of celebrating Christmas.
Winter Wonders is a show guaranteed to warm the coldest of winters. Featuring Kevin Lennon, the run begins 8th December.
More information can be found here.Contesting the Spirit of Unity – Edinburgh International Festival
This event – in the form of readings and a panel discussion – examines the origin of the ‘culture wars’, an underappreciated part of the development of Edinburgh as a Festival City.
Supported by Edinburgh Trades Union Council and Scottish Trade Unions
Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of ’47
Featuring Kevin Lennon,
Wednesday 16th August 2017 – The Space
Charlie Sonata, Royal Lyceum Theatre
CHARLIE SONATA opens on the 29th April, which stars Kevin Lennon and Kirstin McLean.
Chick arrives back in Scotland for a reunion with his old mates Gary and Jackson only to find Gary’s daughter has been the victim of a life-changing car accident. The antiseptic smell of the wards, the relentless beep of the life support and the sterile hospital bed contrast sharply in Chick’s eye with the young wild-haired girl lying there unconscious; inspiring this downtrodden man to embark on a quest to save her life.
With redemptive purpose Chick wades out into the city night and amidst the swaying revellers, the streetlights and the scream of sirens he searches for an answer – a gutter-bound dreamer looking at the stars.
Tickets are available on the Royal Lyceum website.Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?
Hurtling through the highs and lows of a volatile love affair, Caryl Churchill’s Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? explores one man’s relationship with America. In a world where the private and the public, sex and politics collide, what is the cost of our dependency on the Land of Freedom and Democracy?
Kevin Lennon and Simon Donaldson are performing as Dusty Springfield’s two band members in the new Play, Pie, Pint production DUSTY WON’T PLAY all this week.THE BROONS
Joyce Falconer and Kevin Lennon can be seen in Sell A Door’s touring production THE BROONS from Tuesday 27th September – Saturday 12th November
Award-winning Scottish playwright Rob Drummond brings the infamous characters Granpaw, Paw and Maw Broon, Hen and Joe, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn to life in a production filled with laughs, love and comic-strip visuals, all set to a Scottish soundtrack. This world first theatrical staging draws inspiration from the famous comic strip to bring you a brand new lively and fast paced tale… Can Maggie really, finally be getting married?! Return to Glebe Street, the But an’ Ben, and of course the Kirk to find out!
Directed by Andrew Panton. Full tour dates and venues here