Creative Team


LINDA DUNCAN McLAUGHLIN

WRITER LINDA DUNCAN McLAUGHLIN

Linda is based in Glasgow. Her writing has been performed at The Byre, Oran Mor, Traverse Theatre, Claremorris Festival and Solas Festival. Descent, her first full-length original play, was nominated for a CATS (Critics’ Award for Theatre in Scotland) for Best New Play in 2016. She’s won a number of other awards for her writing, including the Gillian Purvis Award and a New Playwright’s Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, and was shortlisted for the Frank Deasy Award and the Sceptre Prize. She’s published some short stories and is currently writing her first novel. Linda’s also an actor, and has performed with leading theatre, TV and film companies all over the UK and beyond, most recently in the renowned Terence Davies’ Sunset Song and in Tommy’s Honour (due April 2017).


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DIRECTOR ALLIE BUTLER

is a freelance director and artistic director of her own company, tidy carnage. Allie trained in London at the King’s Head Theatre, The Gate Theatre and The Royal Court. She has directed new writing for venues including Oran Mor, The Lemon Tree, the Traverse, The Old Vic, Theatre 503, BAC, Southwark Playhouse, Shunt and The Etcetera. In 2011 Allie set up tidy carnage and has created and directed: BLACK BARN (LOST One Act Festival); DREAM//LIFE (the Arches, Bike Shed Theatre, Cupar Arts Festival); PASSION (the Arches, Women’s Week Festival, Vault Festival, DanceLive at the Lemon Tree); REaD (text by Kevin Gilday) which was performed at the Arches and the Tron.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR NEIL JOHN GIBSON

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Neil trained in acting at East 15 Acting School and directed In the wake of things and Show in a week while there. Acting credits include the forthcoming Dr Stirlingshire's Discovery and Crude (Grid Iron), The Fog (Stereo), dream//life (tidy carnage), Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre), Pinter Shorts (European Tour), The Flying Dutchman, Billy Budd (English National Opera) and Manon Lescaut (ROH).


SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER ALICE GOODEN

Alice graduated in Theatre Design from Queen Margaret University in 2011. Since then she has been working as a Set and Costume Designer. She has worked with several Scottish theatre companies including Magnetic North, Plutôt la Vie, and Vision Mechanics. She has also worked as Assistant Designer on Yer Granny (National Theatre of Scotland). Her production design credits include Sanitise (Caitlin Skinner and Melanie Jordan), My City (Jabuti Theatre), Couldn’t Care Less (Plutôt la Vie/Strange Theatre) Whatever Gets You through The Night (Arches/Vital Spark) and working as Design Associate to David Shrigley on Pass the Spoon (Magnetic North).


LIGHTING DESIGNER LAURA HAWKINS

After working as the resident Technical Manager for several venues Laura now works as a freelance Lighting Designer and Production Manager. Recent design credits include: 30:60:80, Amy Conway, Nijinsky’s Last Jump, Dance Derby (Company Chordelia) Torn (Faux Theatre) Tribes, Birthday of the Infanta, Smokies (Solar Bear) and work for major companies across Scotland including Firebrand, Imaginate, Traverse and Pitlochry Festival. Images of Laura’s work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/51559440@N08/


COMPOSER PAULINE MORGAN

is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound designer. She founded and runs Garat Records and for the label has produced and edited numerous classical recordings. At present she is involved in a project to record the songs of Georg Schumann with the Purcell Singers in London and the piano performances of Rupert Egerton-Smith. Pauline studied music and composition at Napier University in Edinburgh. She then qualified as a sound engineer at Alchemea College in London focussing on composition and sound design for film and theatre. She has worked with such well-known sound engineers as Haydn Bendall and Marcel Van Limbeek. Working with Allie Butler, Pauline has created sound for Netting (Oran Mor, Lemon Tree), Shame (Citizens Theatre) and REaD (Tron).


CAST


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NICOLA FIONA MACNEIL

Fiona graduated from the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre in 2014, where she was awarded the Laurence Olivier Bursary. Since then Fiona has played the central character in Morna Young's play Never Land, (Eden Court/Scottish tour), has been involved in the development of Shame, written by Belle Jones, and played Nicola in the first production of Descent (Oran Mor/Traverse). She is currently a recipient of National Theatre of Scotland's 'Starter for 10' award, where she has been embarking on her first writing journey, developing The Vatersay Raiders - a story about her heritage of the Outer Hebrides.


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ROB GREG POWRIE

Greg trained at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. In 32 years he has appeared at most Scottish theatres, including seasons at Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, Perth Rep, Brunton Theatre, Glasgow Citizens, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Òran Mor, and The Byre Theatre, St. Andrews. Last year he appeared in the Lyceum Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Crucible, and in his 10th season at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. 2017 will also see him in the film Tommy’s Honour, due for general release in April, and in the 3rd series of “Outlander” releasing in September.


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CATHY WENDY SEAGER

Wendy has worked as an actor and director in a career spanning over 28 years. Recent credits include Still Game (BBC), Rapunzel (Citizens), Descent (Oran Mor/Traverse), Long Live the Little Knife, City of the Blind (Fire Exit), Bondagers (Royal Lyceum). Other credits include work with The Tron Theatre, The Traverse, Royal Shakespeare Company, Moscow State Theatre, Dundee Rep, Visible Fictions, Stellar Quines to name a few. Wendy has also worked extensively with BBC Radio drama, winning the Sony Radio Academy Award for Best Actress in 1994. As a director, she has won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award and as a singer, spent six years touring around Europe as Agnetha from Abba!