Saturday 25 July 2015

Meet the Cast!

In our second week of Meet the Cast, we're delighted to bring you Mark Wood, a wonderful actor who was born and raised in Torry, Aberdeen. It's a delight to hear him and Bridget revel in using their native Doric onstage. Read all about him and his work below, and click HERE to get your tickets for SPECTRETOWN this August!

Mark has appeared in VICTORIA at Dundee Rep, directed by Philip Howard and THE GINGE, THE GEORDIE & THE GEEK for Shed Media Scotland as well as the TV pilot WALKABOUT, a new comedy drama directed by Vito Millazzo. Other credits include the feature MY BROTHERS KEEPER directed by Lee Hutcheon; regular Angus Fergus in TRINITY for ITV; THE MEN OF PIPER ALPHA for Clan Films; HOW NOT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE for the BBC; SEA OF SOULS for the BBC; THE VERDICT for the BBC and TAGGART - DO OR DIE for SMG. Mark is looking forward to the release of two feature films later this year - THE REDWOOD MASSACRE and ASHES. At the Citizen's Theatre his credits include Laertes in HAMLET directed by Guy Hollands and BLOOD WEDDING, directed by Jeremy Raison.

Tuesday 7 July 2015

Meet the actors!

Greetings from Cumbernauld! Our rehearsals are now in full swing, and we're having a great time exploring the play in the lovely studio here. Brilliant to see the actors at play....talking of whom, maybe it's time we introduced our cast.....first up - it's the wonderful Bridget McCann :-)

With over 40 years professional experience, Bridget has worked in many theatres in Scotland and England, appearing in ‘3 Sisters’, ‘Hay Fever’ ‘The Crucible’ ‘Travesties’, ‘The Importance of Being Ernest,’ ‘White Bird Passes’ ‘84 Charing Cross Road’ and ‘Trumpet’.
Her television appearances include ‘Plays for Today’, ‘High Road’, ‘Taggart’, ‘Rab C Nesbitt’, ‘Still Game’ and ‘The Last Laugh.’  She is currently appearing in ‘River City’.
Recent radio appearances include ‘With Great Pleasure’,  ‘Sunset Song’ and ‘The Mountain’ by Nan Shephard. Brought up in Aberdeen she is passionate about the rich but
untapped seam of writing of the area. She has recorded the bible in Doric with Robbie Shepherd, appeared in plays by Jessie Kesson and has recorded and showcased for radio
Scotland much Aberdeen writing. She has just finished filming ‘Sunset Song’ with director Terence Davies.Bridget also teaches presentation skills using her TV, broadcasting and theatre skills. Her book aimed at helping young lawyers in court, ‘The Advocacy Skills Book’ was released in January 2015, and is now available on Amazon and is on the booklist at five Scottish law schools.