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 hereComing Clean: Barbara – A Play, A Pie and A Pint
BAA’s Wendy Seager takes to the stage at Oran Mor in Coming Clean: Barbara, a one-woman show written by Alma Cullen and directed by Marilyn Imrie.
Barbara once willingly gave up her dead-end job to nurture the careers of husband Andy, now a police Superintendent, and son Gavin, a newly qualified surgeon. Homemaking is really her thing, with social events, art classes and church-based volunteering on the side. Perfection. Until, horribly, everything crashes.
Runs Monday 4th March to Saturday 9th March.
For tickets and more information click hereJack and the Beanstalk – The Brunton
Written by award winning theatre maker John Binnie and produced in-house, The Brunton’s brand new production of Jack and the Beanstalk is a festive panto treat full of fun and laughter. Featuring BAA’s Wendy Seager as The Giant’s wife, the show is an up-todate twist on a well known story, in which a chorus of talented young performers from across East Lothian complement a professional cast.
Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Tuesday 27 November until Saturday 5 January.
For tickets and further info click hereBallyturk – Tron Theatre
Directed by Andy Arnold, Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk opens at the Tron Theatre on 4th October, featuring Brennan Artists Wendy Seager, Simon Donaldson, Joyce Falconer and Crawford Logan.
Ballyturk is Enda Walsh’s moving meditation on the brevity of our existence – a mundane village with echoes of Dylan Thomas’s Llareggub in Under Milk Wood, viewed through a Truman Show style filter of confined artificiality.
Explosions both literal and imagined, music and exhilarating physical comedy punctuate beautifully poetic renderings of life in the type of small town we have all visited, and, more likely, lived in. The result is exuberant, surreal, funny and gut-wrenchingly sad.
For tickets and more information, click here.All the Lights Are On – Summerhall
Typical Emmy, to turn brain cancer into a game! Her husband attempts to care for her, even as the illness eats away the woman he knows and loves, and her mother holds faith with internet voodoo and blueberry juice. But Emmy knows optimism is a false god and cancer is a gamble: ‘Let’s see whose hair falls out when I become a cortisone monster!’ So what remains when all hope of a future fades and even the memory of a marriage evaporates? A fearless play about the limits of hope and the consolations of certainty. Produced by Start to Finnish
Performances run from 1st – 26th August (no perfs 8th, 13th and 20th) at Summerhall.
More information can be found here.
Bingo! – Tron Theatre
Featuring Wendy Seager. Daniella’s one of those women. Except she isn’t just hopeful. She’s desperate. She needs Lady Luck to smile down on her tonight.
She’s done a bad thing. No, a really bad thing, and if her card doesn’t have those winning numbers, she’s going to have to resort to desperate measures to take home that prize money.
Featuring barnstorming original numbers, a lot of banter and cheeky humour, join multi-award winning Scottish theatre companies Grid Iron and Stellar Quines for an unforgettable night at Bingo!
From 12th -14th April. More information can be found here.Aladdin – Perth Theatre
Mwahahahahahaaaa! Body-popping, break-dancing baddie Abanazer (Christina Strachan) is going to win the panto!
Can heroes Aladdin and Jasmine stop him? Can our own Dame Barrie Hunter? Not without your help… Save the world with a foot-stamping, toe-tapping, fabulous Perth family panto! Back on Perth Theatre’s glorious restored main-stage, their first home-produced show of the season!
Packed with songs, fun and laughter, panto returns to its rightful home in Perth’s much-loved Christmas tradition.
Also featuring Wendy Seager as the Genie!
The run begins 9th December. More information can be found here.Descent
Don’t miss DESCENT at the festival, starring Wendy Seager. The show started as A Play, A Pie and A Pint production and has since toured Scotland to rave reviews. The show runs from the 4th-20th August at Gilded Balloon.
‘If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?’ 50-somethings Rob and Cathy are reclaiming their own lives now that daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they fight with courage, hope and humanity to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.
Nominated Best New Play, CATS Awards 2016 ‘Powerful and heart-breaking’ ****(Scotsman). ‘Touchingly perceptive’ ****(Herald). ‘Captivating’ ****(List).
“If you love someone you stick by them, no matter what happens. Because that’s the deal. Isn’t it?”
50-somethings Rob and Cathy are looking forward to reclaiming their own lives now that their daughter Nicola is grown-up and settled; but looming over them is a threat that could rip their future apart. Descent explores what happens as they try to hold on to each other – and themselves – in the face of early onset dementia.
Descent doesn’t flinch from the heartbreak they face, but it also celebrates the courage, the hope, the humanity – and even the humour – they bring to the fight.
This CATS award-nominated show stars two Brennan Artists clients, Greg Powrie and Wendy Seager. The tour begins in Greenock and ends in Mull on the 20th May.Therese and Pierrette at Holy Angels
Wendy Seager, Kirstin McLean and Joanna Tope can be seen in a rehearsed reading of Thérèse and Pierrette at Holy Angels on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm in the Traverse Theatre.
Therese and Pierrette at Holy Angels is a play about friendship and truth, set in a Quebec convent school in the 1940s. This will be the second development of Molly Innes’ translation into Scots of Serge Denoncourt’s theatrical adaptation of Michel Tremblay’s novel which features a cast of 11 and will be directed by Lu Kemp.
More details available 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
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