Guilt – BBC Scotland

BAA’s Natali McCleary features in Guilt, the first drama commission for BBC Scotland’s new digital channel.

This new four-part drama series is written by Neil Forsyth and features Mark Bonnar and Jamie Sives as brothers Max and Jake, who unwittingly run over and kill an old man. Their attempts to cover it up trigger consequences neither of them could ever have imagined.

Set in Edinburgh, Guilt is a stylish, contemporary drama with riveting plot twists and a strong vein of black humour throughout. The series will premiere on BBC Scotland’s digital channel and follow on BBC Two later this year.

Premieres Thursday 24 Oct on the BBC Scotland channel at 10pm.

Catch every episode on BBC iPlayer

Frankenstein – On Tour

Natali McCleary and Greg Powrie head out on tour this autumn in Selladoor’s Frankenstein, a major new production coming to venues throughout the UK.

Rona Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her creation and with the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.

Opens on 5th Sept at Perth Concert Hall – for more dates and further info click here

Cool Dads – A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Written by BAA’s Simon Macallum , directed by Neil Leiper and featuring Natali McCleary and David McGowanCool Dads returns to Oran Mor this Spring, part of their season of the most popular plays from past seasons.

Saturday morning. First round, Under 14’s Scottish Cup. Angie, Danny and Graham take up their regular positions on the touchline to cheer on their boys.

Will Mosspark pull off a miracle and beat the Kings of Rosshill? More importantly will their friendships survive to the final whistle?

A story about school football, parenting and impossible dreams.

Runs Mon, 20 May, 2019 — Sat, 25 May, 2019

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Chris McQueer’s Hings – BBC iPlayer

Scottish author Chris McQueer turns his attentions to the screen with this adaptation of his book Hings, coming to BBC iPlayer this April.

Episode one, Sammy’s Bag of Whelks, features BAA’s Paul McCole, and episode 3, Night Bus, features Natali McCleary and Joyce Falconer.

Catch all of the films on BBC iPlayer from Thursday 9th April – click here to view.

Wild Rose – On General Release

Wild Rose goes on general release on 12th April and features BAA’s Natali McCleary and David McGowan.

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer. Her mum Marion has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house.
Wild Rose is a comedy-drama about mothers and daughters, dreams and reality and three chords and the truth.

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Shetland – BBC One

The fifth and final season of Shetland airs on BBC One this spring, and features BAA’s Jenni Keenan Green and Natali McCleary in a brand-new murder case for DI Jimmy Perez.

A severed hand has washed up on the beach, while a young man’s head has been discovered badly mutilated inside a holdall. Who killed him, and why?

Airs on BBC One, beginning on Tuesday 12th February.

For more information and a link to episodes on BBC iPlayer, click here

Dear Europe – National Theatre of Scotland/SWG3

Challenged by the National Theatre of Scotland to explore their relationship with Europe, some of Scotland’s most adventurous artists and theatre makers will present their powerful, playful and provocative responses in Dear Europe – one night only at Glasgow’s SWG3.

In moving through shadows, Nima Séne and Daniel Hughes will create a filmed piece exploring the experience of people of colour in present-day Poland alongside that of the Polish community in Scotland. Working with Polish/Nigerian singer Ifi Ude and theatre-maker Adura Onashile, a BAA client, the film will be inspired by the civil rights “red experience” in Soviet-era Poland.

Cadaver Police In Quest Of Aquatraz Exit, created by Alan McKendrick with Jules Buchholtz (dramaturg) will be performed by a cast including BAA’s Natali McCleary. The narrative follows the fortunes of the band Cadaver Police as they become the first international export out of a blockaded country after decades of total embargo. Marieluise Fleißer, Hito Steyerl, 2000AD magazine and contemporary octopus consciousness all provide suitable inspiration. Featuring live music from Glasgow avant-psych instrumentalists, Smack Wizards.

Dear Europe is presented by National Theatre of Scotland and will be performed at Galvanizers, SWG3, Glasgow on 29th March 2019.

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The Dark Carnival – Citizens Theatre @ Tramway

A music and theatre spectacle, The Dark Carnival features sixteen performers and musicians, including BAA’s Natali McCleary, Ramesh Meyyappan, and Harry Ward.

The show tells the story of newcomers to the afterlife who discover that death is not actually the end. Incredulous at their continuity, they form their own necropolitan community where every night is party night: songs get sung, love gets made and whisky flows.

Created and performed by Vanishing Point and A New International, The Dark Carnival will transport audiences into an unexpected vision of the afterlife full of long-lost lovers, half-hearted ghosts, and songs.

The Dark Carnival will be presented at Tramway whilst the Citizens Theatre building undergoes an exciting two year redevelopment.

Runs from 19 February to 2 March

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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

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