8 Dec 2012

Further adventures for Scytheplays folk

While Scytheplays gears up for its contributions to Midwinter Lassfest, several of the company's alumni have been at work on other productions.  Until tomorrow (Sunday 9th December), Sean Mason is appearing in the highly-rated Lass O'Gowrie/CSzUK adaptation of John Esmonde and Bob Larbey's classic sitcom The Good Life and tickets are still available here.  Several of the original Ballad of Halo Jones cast have been busy: Michelle Ashton's self-written play Fine also gained excellent reviews during its recent runs in London and Manchester while Gerard Thompson has recently finished filming new zombie drama In the Flesh for BBC3.  Meanwhile The Year of the Sex Olympics double-act, Benjamin Patterson and Alastair Gillies, are preparing to star together in Yer Maun Productions' Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Frank McGuinness' powerful drama inspired by the real-life experiences of Hezbollah hostages in 1980s Lebanon.

Also for Yer Maun Productions, Benjamin Patterson is directing Mary Chase's classic comedy (and Christmas favourite) Harvey, which begins this week at the Lass O'Gowrie.  Harvey also features Alastair Gillies and two other familiar faces from The Year of the Sex Olympics, Leni Murphy and Howard Whittock, as well as V for Vendetta's Victoria Tunnah and Daniel Thackeray.  Tickets can be booked online here.  The poster for the show, seen above, is designed by Louise Hamer.