Tay Bridge – Dundee Rep

Peter Arnott‘s Tay Bridge opens this September at Dundee Rep, and features Barrie Hunter.

On the night of Sunday December 28, 1879, the unthinkable happened. Battered by a ferocious storm, the Tay Bridge collapsed.

Tay Bridge tells the poignant and unexpected stories of the suddenly interrupted passengers making the journey that night. Who were they? Where were they going? What were they escaping, and where did they believe they were heading?

Written by Peter Arnott and directed by Dundee Rep Artistic Director Andrew Panton, Tay Bridge is a heartfelt and moving portrait of an era, and of a group of people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. A powerful mood piece, Tay Bridge gives a whole new perspective on this famous bridge disaster.

This unique commission from one of Scotland’s most iconic writers kicks off Dundee Rep’s anniversary season of local stories straight from the heart of Dundee.

WRITTEN BY PETER ARNOTT (FROM AN ORIGINAL IDEA BY TOM McGOVERN)
DIRECTED BY ANDREW PANTON

Runs Tue 27 August – Sat 21 September

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Unspotted Snow – On Tour

Written by BAA’s Peter Arnott, Unspotted Snow is based on the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition to discover the North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific and its extraordinary 170-year legacy. Set partly on the barren ice floes of the Arctic and partly in the stultifying drawing room of Lady Jane Franklin, this is a bold and adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly, arrogance, madness and betrayal, Victorian heroism … and ruthless news management.

Mull Theatre’s new production of Unspotted Snow tours Scotland from 13th April.

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The Breathing House – RCS

This month, the Royal Conservatoire plays host to a revival of Brennan Artist Peter Arnott‘s play, The Breathing House.

1860s Victorian Edinburgh and its civilised beauty is awash with fine architecture and fine ladies and gentlemen. But behind the polished exterior of respectability, there is another world where sex, drugs and poverty abound. Peter Arnott’s big, sweeping play comprises class warfare, early photography and a challenging love story across those barricades. It weaves its way in and out of Edinburgh’s cobbled streets, respectable drawing rooms and opium dens to capture the tensions and duplicity of our “Athens of the north”.

Tue 30th Oct – Fri 2nd Nov

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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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Janis 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.

 

CATS Shortlist!

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!