CAST AND FULL CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR LANARK

For immediate release: 17 July 2015

Sandy Grierson takes on the title role in Lanark in the new stage adaptation of Alasdair Gray’s classic novel, which receives its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August before transferring to the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow in September, 2015.

The Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival are delighted to announce the cast and full creative team for the world premiere of Lanark. Sandy Grierson will play the role of Lanark, a figure widely thought to be a semi-autobiographical account of his creator, Alasdair Gray. Lanark, regarded as a classic 20th century Scottish novel, has been adapted for the stage by writer David Greig, and is directed by Graham Eatough.

Grierson is joined by a cast of well-known Scottish actors: Andy Clark, George Drennan, Jessica Hardwick, Paul Thomas Hickey, Louise Ludgate, Helen Mackay and Gerry Mulgrew. Camrie Palmer and Ewan Somers make their professional debuts via the Citizens Theatre Actor Intern programme.

Grierson’s recent performance credits include a number of cult Scottish cultural figures. In 2014 he played Ivor Cutler in The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler (National Theatre of Scotland/Vanishing Point in association with Eden Court) and folk/electronica musician Martyn Bennett in Grit: The Martyn Bennett Story (Pachamama/Tramway/Comar). Grierson has previously played the title role of Lanark in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation by Robin Brooks.

Lanark continues the artistic collaboration between Greig and Eatough which began with experimental theatre company Suspect Culture. Glasgow-based Suspect Culture was formed around a core group of associate artists and made a huge impact on the British theatre scene with its use of a wide range of media and ever-changing artistic style. Suspect Culture was active from 1993 from 2009.

New music and songs for the production have been created by composer Nick Powell. Also a founding member of Suspect Culture, Powell’s recent work includes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Wolf Hall / Bring Up The Bodies, Headlong’s The Nether and Chichester Festival Theatre’s adaptation of The King’s Speech. Powell has taken a collaborative approach to creating the sound world for Lanark, working with a number of musicians.  They include Chin Keeler, Ted Milton, Lucy Wilkins and Alex Lee who is a former member of Suede and has toured with Placebo, Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand and Sarah Wilson, cellist with Belle and Sebastian.

Designer Laura Hopkins, Lighting Designer Nigel Edwards and Video Artist Simon Wainwright complete the creative team to create the fantastical settings and recognisable Glasgow landmarks of Lanark.

Hopkins has previously created designs for National Theatre of Scotland productions of Peter Pan and Black Watch, and for companies such as Headlong, Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and English National Opera. 

Edwards is best known as a lighting designer for Forced Entertainment, and has worked on a number of David Greig’s plays including Victoria and The Cosmonaut’s Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union.

Wainwright has created video projections to animate the design and interact with the cast.  He is one of three artistic directors of the multi-platform theatre company imitating the dog, which specialises in productions employing high-end design and innovative technology. Recent work includes concept and projection design for Soul Sister in London’s West End, and In May, a chamber opera with Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy and Matt Fenton, Live at LICA.

Lanark previews at the Citizens Theatre from Saturday 14 August – Monday 17 August, then transfers to the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh to preview on Saturday 22 August, playing until Monday 31 August. The production then returns to the Citizens Theatre from Tuesday 3 – Saturday 19 September.

This production of Lanark is supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

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For more information on Lanark at the Edinburgh International Festival please contact:

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For more information on Lanark at the Citizens Theatre please contact:

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LISTINGS

Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival present

LANARK
A Life in Three Acts

Adapted from the novel by Alasdair Gray
Written by David Greig
Directed by Graham Eatough
Design by Laura Hopkins
Lighting design by Nigel Edwards
Composer Nick Powell
Video Artist Simon Wainwright

Edinburgh International Festival
22 –31 August (except Wednesday 26 August)

Venue: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
Preview: Saturday 22 August 7pm
Opening Performance: Sunday 23 August 6pm (please note all other evening performances at 7pm).
Matinees: Tuesday 25, Thursday 27, Satursday 29, Monday 31 August 1pm.
Audio Described performance: Wednesday 16 Sep 7pm
BSL interpreted performance: Friday 18 Sep 7pm
Captioned performance: Saturday 19 Sep 1pm
Accessible performances:
BSL interpreted performance: Friday 28 August 7pm
Audio Described performance: Saturday 29 August 12.45pm
Touch Tour: Saturday 29 August 11.45pm
Captioned performance: Saturday 29 August 1pm
Tickets: £15 - £32 (concessions available).
Booking:
The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
0131 473 2000/ eif.co.uk
Running Time: 3hrs 40mins (approx).

Citizens Theatre
14 – 17 August 2015, 7pm (except Sunday 16 August)
3 – 19 September (no performances Sundays and Mondays)

Venue: 119 Gorbals St, Glasgow G5 9DS
Previews: Friday 14, Saturday 15, Monday 17 August 7pm
Matinees: Saturday 5, Wednesday 9, Saturday 19 September 1pm
Accessible performances:
Audio Described performance: Wednesday 16 Sep 7pm
BSL interpreted performance: Friday 18 Sep 7pm
Captioned performance: Saturday 19 Sep 1pm
Tickets: 50p - £20.50
Previews £8.50 │Tuesdays £12.50
50p Tickets | 10 tickets, 10 performances on sale at 10am Saturday 8 August
NB – 50p Tickets must be bought in person at the theatre, cash only.
Booking
Citizens Theatre Box Office, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
0141 429 0022
citz.co.uk
(£2 transaction fee applied to online sales. No charges for sales made in person or by telephone)
Running Time: 3hrs 40mins (approx).

CAST BIOGRAPHIES

ANDY CLARK
Andy Clark trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and was a member of the ensemble at the Dundee Rep Theatre (2000–03), where he appeared in more than 20 productions, including The Winter’s Tale, The Land of Cakes, The Seagull and The Laird of Grippy. His recent stage credits include 13 Sunken Years for Lung Ha’s Theatre Company/ Stellar Quines; Little Sure Shot at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, and The Egg, Bath; Aladdin at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling; and Colquhoun &Macbryde and Three Sisters at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. His other theatre work includes The Libertine,No Mean City, Hamlet and Othello at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; The Cherry Orchard,Pinocchio and Tartuffe at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart for the National Theatre of Scotland; Gastronauts at the Royal Court Theatre, London; I’m With the Band at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff; Of Mice and Men at the West Yorkshire Playhouse; Vernon God Little at the Young Vic, London; and Measure For Measure for Clwyd TheatrCymru.
His film and television credits include Bob Servant,Sea of Souls, River City and The Da Vinci Code.
His radio credits include Rebus, Cherry Blossom Whisky Company, The Dead Hour and The Five of Spades for BBC Radio 4.

GEORGE DRENNAN
George Drennan has worked extensively in Scottish theatre for almost 25 years. An accomplished musician and singer, he began his career with the musical theatre company Wildcat, with which he toured in 22 productions. His other theatre credits include Stiff and The Man of La Manchaat the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Whisky Kisses, Rightlines and Wolves in the Wall (including three weeks in New York) for the National Theatre of Scotland; Sunshine on Leith at the Dundee Rep Theatre; Para Handy for Open Book at the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness; and Crazy Jane for Birds of Paradise. For many years he played princes, kings and villains in pantomimes at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow.He has appeared in numerous productions at ÒranMór, including its pantomimes.
His television credits include Taggart, Still Game, Gary Tank Commander,Rab C. Nesbitt, Legit, Lip Service, the Gaelic soap opera MachairandRiver City.
His film credits include The Flying Scotsman and The Marriage Counsellor.

SANDY GRIERSON
Sandy Grierson trained under David W.W. Johnstone of Lazzi performing in Mr Pinocchio, WitkacyIdiota and Oresteia andwunderZofiaKalinska of Ariel Teatr performing in The Night of the Great Season, A Little Requiem for Kantor and Dybuk. He is an artistic associate with Vanishing Point, for which his performing credits include The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, Invisible Man, Stars Beneath the Sea, Lost Ones, Mancub, Subway, Little Otik, The Beggar’s Opera and Saturday Night. His other stage credits include Home, LittleOtik and Dunsinane for the National Theatre of Scotland; The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, The 13 Midnight Challenges of Angelus Diablo andTwelfth Night for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Tonight Sandy Grierson Will Lecture, Dance, and Box, Rhetoric,My Arm and A Prayer for Greyscale; A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Headlong; Zorro and Cherry Blossom at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Gagarin Way at the Theatre Royal, Bath; Fergus Lamont for Communicado; A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Headlong; The Soul of Chien-nu Leaves Her Body at the Young Vic, London; and The Fourth Estate for Wildcat.
His radio work includes Lanark, McLevy and The Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and his television and film credits include Outlander, Night People and The Ones Below.
He wrote The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler, Tenet, Tonight ___ ___ Will Lecture, Dance and Box, Subway, Little Otik and Oresteia.

JESSICA HARDWICK
Jessica Hardwick trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, where her roles included Marianne (Tartuffe) and Viola (Twelfth Night). Her professional engagements include The Venetian Twins at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh; The Fair Intellectual Club for Stella Quines and at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; Slope at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Three Sisters at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, and the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh; Zinnie Harris’s version of Miss Julie at the Citizens Theatre; Crime and Punishment at the Citizens Theatre, the Liverpool Playhouse and the Royal Lyceum Theatre; The Possibilities at the Tron Theatre, the Kings Head Theatre, London, and the National Theatre, Warsaw; and The Antipodes at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, as part of the Sam Wanamaker Festival.
Last year she won‘Best Newcomer’ at the CATS awards for her performances as Sonya in Crime and Punishment and Christine in Miss Julie.

PAUL THOMAS HICKEY
Paul Thomas Hickey trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His theatre credits include Right Now,Quiz Show, What We Know, Slab Boys Trilogy, Greenfields, Olga, Gagarin Way and Passing Places at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Let the Right OneIn for the National Theatre Of Scotland at Dundee Rep Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, London; The Wheel for he National Theatre Of Scotland; Crave and Strawberries in January for Paines Plough; San Diego and The Tempest at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow; The Entertainer at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Home Hindrance, Wonderland and Interiors for Vanishing Point; The Talented Mr Ripley, Romeo and Juliet and If Destroyed True at the Dundee Rep Theatre; The Backroom at the Bush Theatre, London; A.D.,Macbeth and Ecstacy for Raindog; Timeless, Mainstream for Suspect Culture; Monks and All My Sons at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Slab Boys Trilogy at the Young Vic, London; and Shining Souls at the Old Vic, London.
His television and film credits include River City,Nightlife,The Bill,Cardiac Arrest,Taggart,The Britoil Fraud, Hope Springs, Tinsel Town, Wasted,Believe, California Sunshine and Shell.

LOUISE LUDGATE
Louise Ludgate’s stage credits include Mainstream, Casanova and Lament for Suspect Culture; Home, The House of Bernada Alba and Realism for the National Theatre of Scotland; Little Otik for Vanishing Point and the National Theatre of Scotland; Greta at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Iron at the Traverse Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, London; The Adoption Papers and Strawgirl at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; SubRosa for Fire Exit and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Dig for Paines Plough; Jeff Koonsfor the Actors Touring Company; Balgay Hill at the Dundee Rep Theatre; 13 Sunken Years for Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s Theatre Company; Sex and God for Magnetic North; Shattered Head at Òran Mór, Glasgow, and the Traverse Theatre; Slice for Gilded Balloon and Òran Mór; Thank You,Guilty, Resurrection, Out On the Wing, Midge Burgers, The Golden Silence,Moon Walking, Wired,The Date, Days of Wine and Rosie, TheGun, Rumplestiltskin and Fishwrap at Òran Mór; Total Strangers and Blackden at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow; The Crucible, The Devils and The Wedding at the Arches, Glasgow; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Citizens Theatre; and Cinderella at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling.
Her television credits include Spooks,River City,Romance Class, Freedom, The Key, Sea of Souls and Glasgow Kiss for BBC Television; and High Times and Taggart for ITV.

HELEN MACKAY
Born in Thurso, Helen Mackay trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she graduated in 2009. Her recent theatre credits include Rapid Departure and From These Parts for Right Lines Productions; Outlying Islands for the Firebrand Theatre Company; 3000 Trees for Grey Coast Productions; The Misanthrope, Fishwrap, Saint One and 3 Seconds at Òran Mór, Glasgow; Cinderella and Pinocchio at the Perth Theatre; Be Silent or Be Killed for Right Lines at the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness; The Cone Gatherers, The Silver Darlings and Sunset Song at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen; Para Handy for Open Book at the Eden Court Theatre; Macbeth for Open Book; The Snow Queen at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; The Accidental Death of an Accordionist for the Mull Theatre Company; and Peer Gynt for the National Theatre of Scotland at the Dundee Rep Theatre.
Her recent television credits include DCI Banks for Left Bank Pictures and Rab C. Nesbitt for BBC Television’s Comedy Unit. She is also a regular reader for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4.

GERRY MULGREW
Born in Glasgow, Gerry Mulgrew studied at the University of Glasgow, the Aberdeen College of Education and the Sorbonne, Paris. In 1983 he co-founded the theatre company Communicado and became its artistic director in 1986. His directing credits for Communicado include Cyrano de Bergerac, The Cone Gatherers, the world premiere of Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Jock Tamson’s Bairns, Blood Wedding, The Suicide, Gogol’s The Government Inspector and his own adaptation of Tam O’Shanter, which was nominated for the Best Musical award at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His notable acting credits include David Hume in Jo Clifford’s The Tree of Knowledge, directed by Ben Harrison at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh; Old Peer in Dominic Hill’s production of Peer Gynt for the National Theatre of Scotland, for which he was named joint Best Actor at the CATS awards; and Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, directed by Guy Hollands at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. His most recent role was Folly in the full version of Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis at Linlithgow Palace. He recently returned from Beijing, where he directed a programme of short pieces by Samuel Beckett, translated into Mandarin.

CAMRIE PALMER
Camrie Palmer recently graduated from Manchester School of Theatre, having previously trained at Dundee College. She is currently Citizens Theatre Actor InternLanark marks her professional debut. Her credits during training included Women of Troy, Dancing at Lughnasa and Helena Kaut-Howson’s adaptation of Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.

EWAN SOMMERS
Ewan Somers recently graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and is currently Citizens Theatre Actor Intern. His credits while training include the title role in Titus Andronicus, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, Touchstone in As You Like it, Menelaus in The Oresteia, Pinchwife in The Country Wife, Lord Augustus in Lady Windemere’s Fan and Adam Smith in The Low Road. Lanark marks his professional stage debut.

CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

GRAHAM EATOUGH - DIRECTOR
Between 1992 and 2009 Graham Eatough was Artistic Director of the Suspect Culture theatre company, which he co-founded with David Greig and Nick Powell. During this time he directed, and occasionally performed in, 18 productions for the company that gained an international reputation for high-quality, innovatory new work. He has also directed work for 7:84, the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, and the National Theatre of Scotland, as well as performing in theatre, film and television. His recent work has included two visual art collaborations with the artist Graham Fagen: The Making of Us with the National Theatre of Scotland at the 2012 Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and the Edinburgh International Film Festival; and In Camera at La Friche, Marseilles. He is currently one of five collaborators from Europe and Australia working on the Nomanslanding project, a performance installation commemorating the First World War sited on Sydney Harbour, the River Clyde and the Ruhrtriennale this year. Among his recent theatre credits, his production of Adura Onashile’s He La won the Scottish Arts Club Best Show award at the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival before touring internationally last year.

NIGEL EDWARDS – LIGHTING DESIGNER
Nigel Edwards is best known as the lighting designer for Forced Entertainment, for which he has designing 25 productions since 1990. His notable credits elsewhere include In Pieces for Rosas,That Night Follows Day by Victoria (Ghent) and Sight is the Sense, all directed by Tim Etchells; the world premieres of Sarah Kane’s Cleansed and 4.48 Psychosis, and Stoning Mary at the Royal Court Theatre, London; Crave for Paines Plough; Roberto Zucco, The Mysteries, David Greig’s Victoria, The Tempest and Troilus and Cressida (with The Wooster Group) for the Royal Shakespeare Company; Debbie Tucker Green’s Dirty Butterfly and Trade at the Soho Theatre; and Sexual Perversity in Chicago, When Harry Met Sally and The Postman Always Rings Twice in the West End. He lit the world premiere of David Greig’s The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union. He also worked with Nick Powell on Splendour, Riddance and Mr Heracles. His dance credits include Wendy Houstoun’s Desert Island Dances and 50 Acts, and several productions with Remote Control/Michael Laub, including Pigg In Hell and Love Songs in a Lonely Deserta dance piece by Marisa Zonotti.
His opera credits include Jenůfa for Welsh National Opera; The Maids for English National Opera; and Hansel and Gretel for Opera North. He has lit concerts by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Diamanda Galas, Carsten Nicolai, Jeff Beck, the Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ólafur Arnalds and Jocelyn Pook.

DAVID GREIG – WRITER
David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969 and made his main-stage debut with Europe at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1996. The first dramaturg of the National Theatre of Scotland (2005–07), he has also directed several productions and curated a season of Arab plays, One Day in Spring, for ÒranMór. His plays include The Events for the Actors Touring Company; Glasgow Girls for the National Theatre of Scotland and at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East; Dalgetyand Fragile for Theatre Uncut; Letter of Last Resort at the Tricycle Theatre, London, and the Traverse; The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart for the National Theatre of Scotland; Monster In the Hall for TAG; Dunsinane for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Scotland; Midsummer at the Traverse; Pyrenees and The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union for Paines Plough at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow; The American Pilot for the Royal Shakespeare Company, San Diego at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Tron Theatre, which won a Herald Angel award and the Tron Theatre Award; and Outlying Islands at the Traverse and the Royal Court Theatre, London, which won Scotsman Fringe First and Herald Angel awards and the Scottish Critics Award. His translations and adaptations include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the West End; Creditors and Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse, London; and Tintin In Tibet at the Young Vic and the Barbican, London.

LAURA HOPKINS – DESIGNER
Laura Hopkins trained in interior architecture and at the Motley Theatre Design course, London. Her opera credits include the world premiere production of Iain Bell’s A Christmas Carol for Houston Grand Opera; Così fan tutte for English National Opera (ENO); Falstaff for Opera North and ENO; L’elisird’amore for New Zealand Opera; and The Rake’s Progress for Welsh National Opera.
Her theatre work includes A Farewell to Arms, Kellerman and Hotel Methuselah for Imitating the Dog; The Ghost Train at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; Twelfth Night at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool; Pass at the Royal Court Theatre, London; The Seagull for Headlong Theatre; Othello for Frantic Assembly; Troilus and Cressida for the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Wooster Group; A Delicate Balance at the Almeida Theatre, London; Black Watch and Peter Pan for the National Theatre of Scotland; Time and the Conways at the National Theatre, London; Peer Gynt at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis; The Golden Ass at Shakespeare’s Globe, London; and Clair de Luz, Blood and If We Shadows for Insomniac Productions with Pete Brooks. Her previous collaborations with Graham Eatough include Something There for Cryptic’s Becket Time festival, Glasgow; and The Escapologist for Suspect Culture. She won a UK Theatre Award for Best Design for Dr Faustus (for Headlong) and Mr Heracles (at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds).

NICK POWELL – COMPOSER

Nick Powell’s credits as a composer and sound designer include Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, the West End and on Broadway; The Nether at the Royal Court Theatre, London, and in the West End; The King’s Speech at the Chichester Festival Theatre; Of Mice and Men at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre; The Mistress Contract, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Talk Show (Open Court), Narrative,Get Santa! (which he co-created), The Vertical Hour, The Priory and Relocated at the Royal Court Theatre; All My Sons, Lord of The Flies and The Crucible at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Othello at the National Theatre, London; A Life of Galileo, Richard III,The Drunks and God in Ruins for the Royal Shakespeare Company; ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore for Cheek By Jowl; 27, The Wheel, Realismand The Wonderful World of Dissocia for the National Theatre of Scotland; Dunsinane for the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company; Urtain (for which he won the Premios Max Award) and Los Macbez in Madrid; The Family Reunion at the Donmar Warehouse, London; Bonheur at the Comédie-Française, Paris; The Wolves in the Walls for the National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable. He is one half of the duo OSKAR; has produced installations for the V&A Museum, London, and the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; and has written live soundtracks for Prada in Milan.

SIMON WAINWRIGHT – VIDEO ARTIST
Simon Wainwright is a theatre-maker, musician and visual artist, and one of the three artistic directors of the theatre company imitating the dog, which he formed in 1998. He has been involved with every production of the company, as performer, devisor, technical director or video/sound artist. As a freelance video artist, he has worked on many theatre projects, including the West End musical Soul Sister and, most recently, Derren Brown’s show Miracle. Also a musician, he is a member of Hope and Social, the band noted for its inclusive community projects which recently wrote the festival anthem for the Yorkshire Festival of The Grand Depart. He was also a member of the band Four Day Hombre, which formed the UK’s first fan-funded record label. Although he works mainly in video, he trained as a painter, working in oil on canvas, and was selected for the BP Portrait Award in 2001.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About the Edinburgh International Festival - Every August, the giants of the arts gather in the stunning city of Edinburgh for the International Festival. For three exhilarating weeks the city becomes an international cultural epicentre with the finest creators and performers from the worlds of classical music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe offering intense, personal and exciting experiences to those who come from Scotland, the UK and overseas.
As a vibrant, innovative and energetic organisation, involved in commissioning and producing new work from the very best artists working internationally, while also nurturing grass roots arts engagement on its doorstep, the Festival contributes to many aspects of life, be it culture, economy, education and society, and enhances the lives of people not just in Edinburgh and Scotland, but around the world.

The 2015 Edinburgh International Festival runs from 7-31 August. Find out more at eif.co.uk

The Edinburgh International Festival is supported by The City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland. Scottish Charity Number SC004694.

About the Citizens Theatre

The Citizens Theatre is an iconic venue and theatre company based in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It has been one of Scotland’s flagship producing theatres since 1945 and celebrates its 70th anniversary in its Gorbals home in 2015.  Fondly known as the Citz, it is led by Artistic Director, Dominic Hill who took up his post in Autumn 2011. Within a beautiful Victorian auditorium that dates from 1878, the Citizens presents a world-class, contemporary repertoire based on bold new interpretations of classic texts. As its name suggests, it places a strong emphasis on work that can enhance and transform the lives of citizens of all ages, cultures and social backgrounds.

For the latest information on all Citizens Theatre shows, learning and participation activity and the theatre’s upcoming redevelopment project visit citz.co.uk

Citizens Theatre’s Actor Internship

The Citizens Theatre Actor Internship initiative has been running since 2009. Over the course of one year two successful candidates will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of performing as part of a busy, high-profile, professional theatre company, giving them the chance to gain first-hand practical experience in working in this highly-competitive industry at the very early stages of their career.

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