The Retreat

As part of the Tron 100 Festival 2017, I had the pleasure of directing the very funny The Retreat by Daisy Jo Lucas, starring Daisy Jo Lucas, Alfie Wellcoat, Euan Cuthbertson, Renee Williams, Natalie Clarke and Hazel Ann Crawford.

 

SAST – April 2017

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Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/short-attention-span-theatre

I’m producing, along with Tom Brogan, & directing, along with Tom Brogan and Jamie Lee McPherson, Short Attention Span Theatre again… This time we have…

Six new short plays:

Flensburg by Cormac Quinn

Working Title by Hannah Morton

North to Muira by Jane Sunderland

Horses With Horns by Richy Walsh

Red Label by Derek Banner

Of Sound Mind by Helen Bang

Starring:

John Love, Derek Banner, Scott Canevy, Hannah Morton, Karen Bartke, Johanna Harper, Megan Green and Calum Beaton.

My Granny’s Flat

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For some reason I’ve been missing my Gran & Grandpa’s flat in Knightswood, Glasgow, recently.

I miss the mix of 1970s/80s tat and heavy Victorian-ish wooden furniture. And the way it smelt of fags & a coal fire. And the way it was always Sunday, and I played 2nd World War spies in the garden and Cleopatra or Jane Eyre or The Little Princess was on the television.

I miss the hay-wain, the flamenco dancer and the green lady.

I miss the dolly toilet roll cover, the shire horse ornament & the Nessie

I miss the Island of Adventure (not so much – it’s in my room), the reader’s digest, and the bible.

& I miss James Last, Mantovani and Glen Miller.

SAST – November 2015

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On Monday 16th November and Tuesday 17th of November 2015 we had our second Short Attention Span Theatre event – with our great poster again designed by Louise Henderson.

This time we had six plays.

Murder In Bearsden by Elisabeth Holland

In 1955 three respectable ladies are interviewed by a police Inspector about the violent death of their friend.

directed by Karen Barclay

Daphne – Lindsey McNab

Sybil – Louisa Thornton

Fiona – Meli Bach

Inspector – Derek Banner

Innocent Age by Megan Green

A young assistant t.v. producer on a popular children’s t.v. show in the 1970s has to choose between her career and morality.

directed by Tom Brogan

Stevi – Louise Henderson

Lucy – Gillian Massey

Dillon – Meggan Jameson

Matt – Derek Banner

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Disaster Song by Karen Barclay

2 women are haunted by a folk song.

directed by Karen Barclay

June – Sarah Meikle

May – Louisa Thornton

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Jesus Wants You For A Stakebake by Alex Cox

The Angel of Death has to rectify an unfortunate mistake.

directed by Sarah McCardie

Danny – George Docherty

Death – Cameron McGarva

Donna – Julie Martis

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Someone Was Murdered Here by Fraser Campbell

A young couple have to choose between settling down in a cheap flat with a dark history or not settling down in a cheap flat with a dark history.

directed by Tom Brogan

Sam – Johanna Harper

Kate – Sarah Meikle

Andrew – Richard Gray

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Thursday’s Child by Julie Martis

An internet group meet in real life to discuss their deep dark desires, and Alanis Morisette.

directed by Jamie Lee McPherson

Beth – Hannah Elizabeth Morton

Anita – Elle Seivwright

Immie – Jamie Lee McPherson

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New Writing: Short Attention Span Theatre – July 2015

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On Tuesday 28th July and Wednesday 29th July 2015 we’ll be staging a night of exciting new writing by 4 new playwrights at the Old Hairdresser’s in Glasgow:

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Ava and The Seagull by Roísín Kelly

A fragile young woman gets revenge for a desecrated pet.

Smokers by Julie McDowell 

Survivors of a nuclear attack struggle with their new reality.

The Answer by Meggan Jameson

Revelations at a Psychic Night cause repercussions.

Dynamite FM by Catherine Noble

Young Man seeks Leg-Over at a pirate radio station party.

You can buy tickets here:

http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=short+attention+span&search=

Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2014: Star Stricken

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Book Arrow Heart in collaboration with Compulsory Trousers  ( http://tombrogan.co.uk/ ) is working on a double bill of comedy dramas that will explore the interface between ordinary life and fame.

‘Emily Entwistle’ will centre on a woman taking career advice from two contrasting icons, Emily Bronte, a writer steeped in Gothic isolation and Peg Entwistle, the actress famous for plunging from the Hollywood sign, part of an era of extroverted excess.

‘Good Times Never Seemed So Good’ follows the career of a Neil Diamond tribute act as he becomes dangerously immersed in the world of celebrity impersonation.

Cast

Johanna Harper

Paul Kozinski

Frankie MacEachen

Photograph : Tom Brogan