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Lindsay - Karen Dunbar

Karen Dunbar is one of Scotland’s best-known comedy actors. Starting off in the sketch show Chewin’ the Fat, she then went on to star in her own show, The Karen Dunbar Show, which received 4 Golden Rose nominations.

Karen has trod the boards in everything from Glasgow panto to West End Shakespeare, performed Burns, Shakespeare, stand-up and DJ-ed in New York, and opened the 2014 Commonwealth Games in front of one billion viewers. From Oran Mor to the National Theatre, Karen has captivated audiences with mix of comedy, music and acting talents.

Karen headlined in the National Tour of Calendar Girls The Musical in 2019 and was playing Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at Perth Rep until lockdown in March 2020.

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Cam - Reuben Joseph

Reuben trained at Glasgow Clyde College and graduated in 2018.

His theatre credits include Rapunzel, The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil, Midsummer (National Theatre Scotland), Sinbad (Perth Theatre), How Not to Drown (ThickSkin), Anything That Gives Off Light (The TEAM), A Christmas Carol (Citizens Theatre), Arsenic and Old Lace, The Hobbit, Animal Farm, The Day the Whores Came Out to Play Tennis, Picnic at Hanging Rock (Glasgow Clyde College), We’re Here Because We’re Here (National Theatre Scotland / NOW 14-18), The Island (Platform Young Company).

Reuben's radio credits include Fissures, This Thing of Darkness, The Kids Table (BBC).

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Jess - Dolina MacLennan

Dolina has been in involved in promoting Scottish Culture since the 50's, first through her involvement in the burgeoning Folk Song Revival and the first TV Gaelic teaching programme. This was followed by two seasons with the then newly founded Scottish Ballet.

She went on to become one of the founding members of 7:84 Scotland and was one of the original cast of The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil. She has presented countless radio programmes in both Gaelic and English and is still a frequent contributor to debates and events.

She has worked with The Traverse, Young Lyceum, Eden Court, Tosg, Theatre Workshop and has appeared in many films as well as playing Granny Ishbel in the long running soap Machair. Dolina has also written 2 plays and many short stories as well as an Archer's type weekly serial for Gaelic radio Na Moireasdanaich 56 episodes in all.

Dolina has been honoured with The Fletcher of Saltoun Award by the Saltire Society and with an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.

Creative Team

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Writer - Stewart Melton

Stewart is a writer, director and dramaturg. He scripted Islander, which was selected for the Made In Scotland 2019 showcase and won Musical Theatre Review's Best Musical Award.

His other scripts include Seesaw (Unicorn Theatre), Time Lapse (Southwark Playhouse), Phoenix and Turtle (Little Angel Theatre), A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (Spark Arts) and Two Endless Minutes (Young Vic Taking Part). Direction includes See Me Now (Outside Edge Theatre Company), Woolwich Tales (Tramshed) and Everyday Heroes (Kani Multicultural Centre, Japan). He has worked as a dramaturg with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Bristol Old Vic, Hull Truck, Ovalhouse and Arcola.

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Director - Caitlin Skinner

Caitlin is director with new writing theatre company Pearlfisher, Director of award-winning theatre company Jordan & Skinner and Associate Director at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. She is former Artistic Director of acclaimed new writing pub theatre company Village Pub Theatre.

Recent credits include Alone and Alone Parts 2, 3 and 4 by Janey Godley (National Theatre of Scotland) Five from Inside by Rona Munro (Traverse Theatre), Move-Glassed co-director (disaster plan), Hope and Joy (Pearlfisher / Stellar Quines), A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, At A Stretch and Sanitise (Jordan & Skinner), Sunnyside Centre (Village Pub Theatre), Woke (Apphia Campbell) and The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde (Lung Ha Theatre Company).

She was also recently Associate Director on Lament for Sheku Bayoh by Hannah Lavery (National Theatre of Scotland).

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Soundtrack Composer - Lousie McCraw

Louise Anna McCraw, (also known as Goodnight Louisa) is a songwriter, musician and producer from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Goodnight Louisa is a dark pop project where McCraw writes, performs and produces her own music. Intertwining lush synths and guitars with a modern twist on new wave 80s. Her debut single 'Hollow God' claimed No. 1 in the 'Top 100 Scottish tunes of 2019'.

McCraw is also involved in projects 'Ensemble' and 'Articulate' - music charities that provide vulnerable young people with the opportunity to write and record their own songs.

No. 1 'Top Scottish Tune 2019' with 'Hollow God' - The Herald
"McCraw's cinematic vision of electro-pop is something that will set her apart from the other." - Scottish Alternative Music Awards

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Director of Photography - Seth Hardwick

Seth Hardwick is the Video Producer for National Theatre of Scotland, having made over 600 trailers, promotional films, and behind the scenes videos.

He has also created video design and content for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Good Chance Theatre, 7:84 Theatre Company, Hackney Empire, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, and Action for Children.

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Production Designer - Jen McGinley

Jen is a designer for performance from Glasgow and was awarded the Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 2015.

Her design credits include Fibres (Stellar Quines & Citizens Theatre), Maim (Theatre Gu Leòr), I Can Go Anywhere (Traverse), Cinderella (Not Too Tame), If You’re Feeling Sinister (Avalon / BBC Arts / Tron Theatre), Interference (National Theatre of Scotland), Miss Julie (Perth Theatre), Under Milk Wood, A Song for Ella Grey (Northern Stage), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (Royal Lyceum Theatre), Fat Blokes (Scottee / The Southbank Centre / HOME), Secret Life of Humans (New Diorama / 59E59), Who Cares (Lung / The Lowry), Ring Ring (Gate Theatre), Act of Repair (Scottish Youth Theatre), The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Tortoise (National Youth Theatre), Replay, World Mad (Soho Theatre) and as associate on A Christmas Carol (Citizens Theatre).

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Sound Design - Shaun Clark

Shaun Clark is an up and coming sound designer with his roots in theatre and a passion for music and recording.

Over the past 15 years he has been building his experience over many disciplines in the sound industry, from mixing musicals all over the UK and beyond to recoding bees' nests in the fields of Norwich, with the odd music festival thrown in for good measure. In the last 4 years he has focused on sound for film and the ability sound has to effect emotion.

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Lighting Design - Jonnie Clough

Jonnie’s design work includes lighting for theatre, live events, outdoor installations and, more recently, for film too.

With experience in all genre’s Jonnie is just as at home in an intimate studio setting as a 3,000-seat venue. His most recent work has been mainly for musical theatre, with credits including productions of Elf – the musical, West Side Story, Sunset Boulevard, Cats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Into the Woods, The Wedding Singer and Oliver.

Jonnie is also Managing Director of Blue Parrot and EH5 Studios.

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Assistant Director - Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller

Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller is a playwright, director, journalist and film scholar born and raised in Washington, DC.

He attended the University of Edinburgh studying International Relations, and completed a Masters in Film Studies from King’s College London in 2020, receiving a Distinction. He has written and directed multiple original plays, and brought three to the Edinburgh Fringe with Black Bat Productions - including 2019 Fringe sell-out Chagos 1971.

Among other things, he likes cats, horses, the music and movies of the 1970s, and dressing like it’s the 1960s.

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Production Manager - Mickey Graham

Mickey has worked with many Scottish based companies including: Solar Bear, National Theatre of Scotland, Grid Iron, Birds of Paradise, Tortoise in a Nutshell, Lung Ha, Utter, Hearts & Minds, Janis Claxton Dance, Kai Fischer Productions, Firebrand, Vanishing Point, Macrobert Art Centre, The Tron, Magnetic North, NVA, Vox Motus, Dundee Rep, Mull Theatre, Catherine Wheels, Traverse, and Edinburgh International Festival.

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Stage Manager - Naomi Stalker

Naomi Stalker studied Theatre Production at Queen Margaret University graduating in 2009 and has since been working within Stage Management.

Her credits include What Girls Are Made Of (Raw Material / Traverse Theatre Company), In My Fathers Words (Dundee Rep), The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Hyde (Lung Ha), Quiz Show (Traverse Theatre Company). Her most recent work includes Oor Wullie The Musical (Dundee Rep / Selladoor) and Edinburgh Zoo Christmas Nights (NL Productions).

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Stage Management Placement - Catherine Idle

Catherine is a freelance theatre technician and stage manager. After training as an apprentice theatre technician at the Albany Theatre in Coventry, she went on to work at the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre as the venue technician.

She moved to Edinburgh in 2018, and worked the 2018 and 2019 Fringes at the Traverse Theatre as a technician then stage crew respectively. She mostly worked at the Royal Lyceum Theatre as a casual lighting technician.

Some of Catherine's credits include Stage Manager of The Wizard of Oz (The Kings Theatre), Deputy Stage Manager of Rock of Ages (Albany Theatre) and Assistant Stage Manager of A Christmas Carol (Albany Theatre).

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Producer - Helen Milne

Helen Milne is a producer and general manager.

Her credits include Concept, co-creator and producer of smash-hit production At The Illusionist’s Table (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 - 2017) and producer of Off West End Award-nominated Islander: A New Musical.

In 2018 she co-produced the world premiere of Dipika Guha’s The Art of Gaman which was shortlisted for the American Playwriting Foundation’s Relentless Award. She was previously a Resident Assistant Producer at Theatre503 and is a Stage One Bursary Award recipient.

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Assistant Producer - Michelle McKay

Michelle is a freelance theatre producer and actress, and Co-founder of KinkyFish Theatre Company.

With her Business Degree and passion for theatre, moving into Theatre Producing was an obvious choice. Michelle honed her skills as a producer with Theatre503 in London as Resident Assistant Producer before moving back to Scotland.

Michelle started up new writing scratch night Page2Stage Edinburgh as well as the annual Edinburgh International Improv Festival as well as producing various productions for the Edinburgh Fringe. Michelle is a recipient of the FST Producers Bursary.

With Special Thanks To

National Theatre of Scotland
The Royal Lyceum Theatre
Dundee Rep Theatre
Grid Iron Theatre Company
The Citizens Theatre
The Edinburgh Film Commission
Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park
Scottish Wildlife Trust Scotland
Daryl Cockburn
Andy Stuart
Belle Jones and Orson
Martha Murray

Supported by Creative Scotland and developed in association with Macrobert Arts Centre.