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 hereDisordered – BBC Radio 4
Rosalind Sydney and Jenny Ryan feature in Disordered, a new radio comedy drama from Absolutely Productions.
Disordered centres around Hector (Jamie Sives), an aspiring writer and single dad who struggles with anxiety issues. Written by George Mason, Advocate for Mental Health and Disability Issues, Disordered premieres on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 17 December at 11.30am, and thereafter will be available on demand via BBC Sounds.
To listen, click hereThere She Goes – Series 2
‘There She Goes’ was recommissioned for a second series last year, which is set to make the move from BBC Four to BBC Two, a channel which has been instrumental in the rise of many British comedy classics.
Jo Cameron Brown returns in the role of Nana Anne and is joined this series by Rosalind Sydney as Mrs Wilson.
Created by Shaun Pye, There She Goes stars David Tennant, one of the UK’s most popular actors as troubled father Simon, with Spaced co-creator Jessica Hynes as wife and mother, Emily.
‘There She Goes’ Series 2, Episode 1 airs 09/07/2020 at 9.30pm on BBC2.
The Nest – BBC One
The Nest is a new six-part thriller from the writer of Three Girls, coming to BBC One and featuring BAA’s Lisa Livingstone and Rosalind Sydney.
Set in Glasgow, the series follows a wealthy couple and the teenage girl they ask to carry their baby, and is a fraught portrait of a city (and relationships) divided.
The series features Martin Compston, Sophie Rundell and Mirren Mack in the lead roles, and runs for six weeks from Sunday 22nd March.
For more info click here
The Secret Garden – On Tour
This spring, Red Bridge Arts presents a wild and beautiful retelling of The Secret Garden, adapted and co-directed by BAA’s Rosalind Sydney and featuring Itxaso Moreno as Mary.
When Mary arrives from far away to live with her uncle, everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too! Mary is grumpy and difficult…and also very lonely. That all changes when she happens upon a mysterious garden that has been locked and hidden away for years. There, she discovers wonders and magic that she never imagined possible.
Join Mary on a journey filled with secrets, mystery and unexpected friendships, coming to venues across Scotland, beginning with Platform and The Tron in Glasgow.
Adapted by Rosalind Sydney
Co-Directed by Rosalind Sydney & Ian Cameron
Runs 7th Feb – 8 March.
For tickets, dates and more info, click hereLong Night At Blackstone – BBC Scotland/Hopscotch Films
Long Night at Blackstone is Greg Hemphill’s second outing as a director, and is the follow-up to his hilarious and terrifying West Skerra Light. Faye Bowers is the host of a low-rent paranormal activity show, a master of trickery and pretence, but she is desperate to be taken seriously as a journalist. When she learns that the show is to be axed, she is determined to go out with a bang. The venue for the final show is the mysterious Blackstone Manor, a huge dilapidated pile inhabited by the Laird of Blackstone and full of stories of past horrors. Though the filming day starts normally enough, it soon becomes apparent that all is not right, and for the very first time in the show’s history, the ghosts may in fact be real and very dangerous. Battling backstabbing colleagues as well as the terrors in the house, Faye finds herself making a show that could catapult her career into the big league – if she can survive the night.
Airs Monday 2nd April 2018. BBC1 – 9pm. Available on BBC IPlayer
Your mission, if you chose to accept it, is to crack the code!
Someone has gone missing but have they left messages behind? Hidden in books, written on index cards, scribbled on the back of an old photograph; there is a mystery waiting to be solved.
Played out in an atmospheric library setting, your task is to piece the story together using all the clues you can find, but don’t get caught by the security guard!
The Hidden is a dramatic interactive experience for small groups of secondary school pupils. The participants will work as a team to make sense of clues and come up with their own theory to solve the mystery.
An exciting new work by Visible Fictions, more information can be found here.Up to Speed
Up to Speed is a funny, moving and captivating tale about a boy and a girl and what it’s like to be the odd one out. Have you ever met a person who is a little unusual? Someone whose mind seems to work a bit differently? Who surprises you? Who is funny and also fun to laugh at? That’s what Barnaby is like. Jade has marvelled and laughed at him, been surprised and confused by him. But he has also made her feel small. And she knows exactly how to get him back…
A National Theatre of Scotland and Catherine Wheels’ production, featuring our clients Amy McGregor and Patrick Wallace and directed by Rosalind Sydney.
The play will tour schools throughout the Autumn season. More information can be found here.Girl in the Machine – Traverse Theatre
Rosalind Sydney stars alongside Michael Dylan in the World Premiere of Girl in the Machine by Stef Smith, Directed by Orla O’Loughlin for the Traverse Theatre
Polly and Owen have nailed it. Both in successful careers and wildly in love, they feel ready to take on the world – and with Polly’s new promotion at work, it seems like life can’t get much better.
But when a mysterious new technology, promising a break from the daily grind, creeps into everyone’s phones, their world is turned upside down. As the line between physical and digital rapidly dissipates, and as the population begins to rebel, Polly and Owen are forced to question whether their definitions of reality and freedom are the same.
Presenting a disturbing but compassionate take on our potential digital future, and what it might mean for ‘life’ as we know it, Girl in the Machine is a timely exploration of technology in a world that’s falling apart.
Runs from 3rd – 22nd April 2017. Full Details hereINVISIBLE ARMY
Rosalind Sydney is currently appearing in Terra Incognito’s touring production INVISIBLE ARMY from October 7th – 29th 2016.
“It’s not a big problem. It doesn’t affect his day to day life.
Mrs Gillespie still gives him detention, Sarah Hargreaves still threatens to smash his face in, and Mr Bartnik the shop keeper still won’t let him forget that he owes 10p for bottle of milk he bought over a year ago. But Robbie has started noticing that people bump into him a lot in the street. That nobody ever really looks at him – they always look to the side or a metre behind, as though they’re not quite sure exactly where he is. And this morning, the longer he looked in the mirror the less and less he could see of himself. …..And so begins Robbie’s journey on a very weird day..”
Full tour details available here