Tuesday 20 August 2013

Moran Taing, Alba Chruthachail

Thank you!!

We have been awarded funding from Creative Scotland for our tour of The Idiot at the Wall and we're so delighted! As we have to forgo a newsletter this month in order to make way for an AWESOME E-invite to our tour dates (WOOP!), we won't have the opportunity to make a heartfelt thank you as we usually would, in a letter to all of our followers and supporters! However, we really want to express what a huge difference this makes to us: not only in terms of much-needed financial support, but also because of the weight carried by a vote of confidence from another supporter. It means a lot. An aspirational spirit can carry you a long way - and then you need serious backing. We're so thankful to be getting it from our National funding body. Thanks, Creative Scotland and The National Lottery, for helping us reach some of the farthest-flung corners of our much-loved country on this tour. And thanks, especially, to Brian Ó hEadhra, who has been guiding us since the start, and our funding officer Nicola Hislop.

Elspeth and Aiyana
Stoirm Òg

Have you met our John Mackenzie yet?

You can't tell from the picture, but this is a very tall man! Welcome Kenny!

Kenny Lindsay, 'John Mackenzie', The Idiot at the Wall

Kenny has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across Scotland, including seasons with Dundee Rep, Perth Theatre, The Brunton, Musselburgh and two seasons with Mull Theatre as well as work at the Tron, Pavilion, Cumbernauld, the Kings Theatre, Glasgow and Tosg Gaelic Theatre Company with whom he appeared in A' Chuirt. He worked, too, as actor/deviser with Theatre Hebrides on Roghainn nan Daoine:The People’s Choice. As a playwright he has worked with Mull Theatre, Grey Coast Theatre and Perth Youth Theatre. His play, The Dogstone, set in his hometown, Oban, was presented as a co-production by the Traverse Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland in 2008.His short Gaelic play, Fon Choill – On the Run was seen at An Lanntair in 2009 and his most recent play The Wrapping in the Hide, was performed at Queen Margaret University. His bilingual book of Gaelic oral history interviews, Mas Math Mo Chuimhne – Reflection of the Gaels, was published recently by Clì Gàidhlig. Earlier this year he founded Theatar: Camus Beag, the Oban Gaelic drama group, with whom he has just directed two plays for local radio.

Saturday 17 August 2013

Welcome Kenny, Annie and Jane!

Thrilled to be able to welcome three lovely new faces to our team! Fantastic actor Kenny Lindsay is joining our cast as John Mackenzie. Acclaimed Scottish singer and multi-instrumentalist Annie Grace is also joining us on stage and I can't wait to hear her weave some musical magic! And the PR guru Jane Hamilton has joined our team to work on our 2013 tour. Welcome! So honoured and excited to be working with you all. More details to follow!

Tour Details Announced!

Massively excited to finally be able to publish our full tour schedule for 'The Idiot at the Wall' 2013! Head to our 'Book Tickets' page for all the deets! Big thank you to Creative Scotland, The Touring Network, N.E.A.T, and The Beacon Arts Centre for your support on this, our first tour :-)