David Greig (Writer)
is a playwright, screenwriter and director. His work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes One Day in Spring, Dunsinane, Peter Pan, The Bacchae and Gobbo. Other recent theatre work includes Yellow Moon, The Monster in the Hall, The American Pilot, Midsummer, Miniskirts of Kabul, Damascus, Pyrenees, San Diego, Outlying Islands and The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union. Work with Suspect Culture includes 8000m, Lament and Mainstream. Translations and adaptations include Tintin in Tibet and King Ubu. Radio plays include The American Pilot, An Ember in the Straw and Being Norwegian. Screenplays and television work include M8 and Nightlife. The Traverse Theatre's 2002 production of Outlying Islands won a Scotsman Fringe First, Herald Angel and Best New Play at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland. San Diego (Edinburgh International Festival/ Tron, Glasgow) won a Herald Angel and the award for Best New Play at the Tron Theatre Awards 2003. David has also won the John Whiting award and a Creative Scotland award.
Wils Wilson (Director)
Work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Gobbo (Best Production for Children & Young People, Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland) and HOME Shetland (Best Music, Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland). Wils was co-founder and co-Artistic Director of wilson+wilson (1997–2007), creating site-specific art, installation and theatre. Work included HOUSE, Mapping the Edge, News from the Seventh Floor and Mulgrave. Other recent directing credits include Manchester Lines (Manchester Library), Queen Bee (New Writing North/ North East Theatre Consortium), Secret Heart, Eliza's House (Manchester Royal Exchange), as well as work for Live Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bolton Octagon, the Gate Theatre, London, Midsommer Actors and BBC Radio Drama.
Andy Clark (Cast)
Andy trained at Dundee College and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Something Wicked This Way Comes, Roam, Julie, Gobbo and HOME Dundee. Other theatre credits include Fleeto, Wee Andy (Tumult in the Clouds), Tartuffe (Òran Mór), The Government Inspector (Communicado), The Cherry Orchard, The Princess and the Goblin (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Baby Doll, A Handful of Dust, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, The Ruffian on the Stair, La Musica, The Lady Aoi (Citzens, Glasgow), Kidnapped (Mull Theatre), Proof (Rapture) and Vernon God Little (Young Vic). As a member of Dundee Rep Ensemble, Andy appeared in over 20 productions from 2000 to 2003 including The Laird O'Grippy, The Seagull, Disco Pigs, The Winter's Tale, Mince, Pants, The Land O'Cakes, Puss in Boots, Cabaret and Hansel and Gretel. Film and TV work includes River City, Sea of Souls, High Times, Missing and The Da Vinci Code.
Annie Grace (Cast)
Annie is a musician, singer and actor. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art. Her previous work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Peter Pan. Other theatre credits include A Little Bit of Northern Light (Scottish Opera), Para Handy (Open Book), Thank God for John Muir, Cyrano De Bergerac, Tir na Nog, Poker Alice, (Òran Mór), The Heretic's Tale, Jacobite Country (Dogstar), Tam O'Shanter (Perth Theatre/Communicado), Pinocchio (Arches), Mum's the Word (Robert C Kelly), The Celtic Story (Wildcat), Homers (Traverse), The Accidental Death of an Accordionist, The Wedding (Right Lines) and Miniatures (Theatre Collective @ Highland). Annie was a founder member of the band Iron Horse with whom she toured worldwide for several years. She has performed in many musical collaborations including The Unusual Suspects and currently, Grace, Hewat & Polwart.
Melody Grove (Cast)
Melody trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated with the James Bridie Gold Medal for Acting 2009. Her theatre credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Lyric, Belfast); Of Mice and Men, The Importance of Being Earnest (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh - nominated for the 2010 Ian Charleson Award); 2401 Objects (Analogue/ Pleasance); Snow White and the Seven De'Wharffs (Macrobert); Room, One Night Stand, One Thousand Paper Cranes (Tron); and The Girls of Slender Means (Stellar Quines/Assembly Rooms). Films include: A Stately Suicide, Venus and the Sun and Sisters. Her work for radio includes: The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, The Call of the Wild, The Voysey Inheritance, A Case for Paul Temple, The Vanishing, Of Mice and Men, La Princesse De Cleves and many short stories for BBC Radio 4. Audio books include The Importance of Being Emma and The Child Inside.
Alasdair Macrae (Cast, Composer & Musical Director)
Aly is an actor, sound designer, musician, musical director and composer. He trained in Theatre Arts at Langside College, Glasgow. Aly's work as an actor for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Calum's Road, Tall Tales for Small People, Peter Pan, Peeping at Bosch, Gobbo and HOME Caithness. Other acting credits include The Undersea World of Bubble McBea (Scottish Opera), Fergus Lamont (Communicado), Lost Ones, Invisible Man (Vanishing Point), Homers (Traverse) and Our Bad Magnet (Tron). Recent work as musical director, sound designer and composer includes Anna Karenina, Sleeping Beauty (Dundee Rep), The Bookie (Cumbernauld), The Government Inspector (Communicado), Little Red Riding Hood (Arches), The Beggar's Opera (Vanishing Point/Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh/ Belgrade, Coventry/ Tramway), Subway (Vanishing Point), Interiors (Traverse/ Vanishing Point/ Festival Teatro Napoli) and Tam O'Shanter (Communicado/ Perth Rep). Aly has won a number of awards including, most recently, Best Music and Sound for The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). He has also won a Herald Angel, two Fringe Firsts, and two further CATS awards for Subway (2007) and The Government Inspector (2010).
Georgia McGuinness (Designer)
Georgia trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course. Work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes The Miracle Man, Empty and 365. Other theatre design credits include Midsummer, Perfect Days, Abandonment (Traverse), Arabian Nights (Royal Shakespeare Company), Curse of the Starving Class (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Yarn (Grid Iron/ Dundee Rep), Helter Skelter (Tramway/ Music at the Brewhouse), Crave (Paines Plough/ Royal Court), Green Whale (Licketyspit), Arabian Nights (Young Vic and International tour), The Cosmonaut's Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, Sleeping Around, Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco (Paines Plough), Caravan (National Theatre of Norway), Afore Night Come (Theatr Clwyd), The Importance of Being Earnest (Nottingham Playhouse), The Weavers (Gate), Twelfth Night (Central School of Speech and Drama), The Sunset Ship (Young Vic/ National Gallery), Othello (Watermill), King and Marshall (Bloomsbury) and Four Saints in Three Acts (Trinity Opera).
David McKay (Cast)
David trained at Glasgow Arts Centre. His previous work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Aalst. Other theatre credits include The Apprentice (Òran Mór) Four Men and a Poker Game (Metis), The Tempest, Salvation (Tron), Wishing Tree, Damaged Goods (Wiseguise), One, Two, Hey! (Traverse), The Conquest of the South Pole (Raindog), Of Mice and Men (Brunton, Musselburgh), Shining Souls, Hansel and Gretel, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, (Citizens, Glasgow), As You Like It, The Games a Bogie (Scottish tour), Ten Days in May, Pals (Cumbernauld), Smugglers, Tellyitis, An' Me Wi' a Bad Leg Tae, When Hair Was Long and Time Was Short (Borderline), The Celtic Story, Harmony Row (Wildcat), The Big Move (Skint Knees), Wuthering Heights (Birds of Paradise) and Hair of the Dog (Dependency Culture). TV work includes Shoe Box Zoo, Looking After Jo-Jo, The Tales of Parahandy, Down Among the Big Boys, Justice Game, Down Where the Buffalo Go, Workhorses, Rab C Nesbitt, Stookie and Taggart. Film work includes Village on the Roof, The Gift, Neds, Ae Fond Kiss, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, My Name is Joe, Les Miserables, Braveheart, Initiation, Close, Nightlife, Joyride, The Girl in the Picture and As Far As You've Come.
Janice Parker (Movement Director)
Janice choreographs, teaches, directs and performs. She originally trained in Laban Movement. Her work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Truant and Ménage à Trois. Other theatre credits include Kes (Catherine Wheels), Age of Arousal (Stellar Quines/ Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Girls of Slender Means (Stellar Quines/ Assembly), The Killing Times, The Love Adventures of Geordie Cochrane, Willie Wastle (Rowan Tree), Exotic Hyper Space and Instant Travel to Pop Up Cities (Lung Ha's). She also develops dance and cross-artform opportunities and performance for a wide range of individuals, companies and organisations across the UK and internationally. Her awards include a Herald Angel, an Unlimited Cultural Olympiad Commission for her current production Private Dancer and a Creative Scotland Award.
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