Delighted to post details of the very first review for “Hindsight” the play penned by Keir McAllister, Directed by Phil Differ and featuring James Kirk, Paul Sneddon and yours truly:
Hindsight is a dark comedy play about growing up and the Hadron Collider written by stalwart of the Scottish comedy scene Keir McAllister and features three of his peers James Kirk, Raymond Mearns and Paul Sneddon. Add to the mix the direction of Phil Differ and you can be certain that this is one hour that is never going to be short of laughs and that is a fact.
Set in the flat of student Rob this slick, fast paced drama commences with him waiting for his girlfriend Nicky to come round for a special dinner. The bell doorbell rings and instead of the love of his life there is a baseball bat wielding, balaclava wearing intruder with a strange demand and we are off on a kaleidoscope of mixed feelings, emotions and intrigue peppered throughout with really funny moments.
The script is well written by McAllister, plenty twists and turns as well as comedy to keep the audience on its toes, the characterisation gives plenty of scope for the actors to showcase their talents and Differ’s direction keeps the pot boiling nicely.
The performance I saw was the first one of the run but there was no evidence of this as the sound professional performance was excellent, and I would have no hesitation to recommending this as an excellent way to start the Fringe day.
The Play is on at 1.15pm every day (except 12th August) at Studio 1 in the Assembly Rooms as part of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Thursday August 1st marks the beginning of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the launch of the brand new Show –Waking Up To Myself! After two very well received preview shows you are invited to come along to see this great show at The Beehive Inn Grasssmarket, Edinburgh each Night @ 7.45pm – Entry is Free.
Seating is limited to the first 50 people on a first come first served basis, if you are looking to see something at the Festival this year I can assure you that this show is as good as, if not better than, the majority of comedy shows on offer.
Announcing Preview Shows for the brand new 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Show – Waking Up To Myself! Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st July at The Beehive Inn Grasssmarket, Edinburgh each Night @ 7.45pm – Entry is Free.
Today @ 1330 hrs on BBC Radio Scotland announcing the last episode in the series of “A Talk on the Wildside” my conversation this week takes place on the beautiful Black Isle and my subject is budding pop star turned naturalist Dr Kenny Taylor! Not only do we have a great chat about outdoor Scotland but Kenny was also kind enough to let me have a “jam” with him – giving a nice wee musical end to the series – enjoy
You still have three days left to hear last weeks conversation with the King of the kayak – Patrick Winterton.
After a one week break for the holidays – The return of: “A talk on The Wild Side”. This week I have a chat with Ex Royal Marine & Olympian – Patrick Winterton about his extreme exploits in a Kayak, and a few other things.
BBC Radio Scotland – Thursday 9th May at 1330 hrs
Announcing Episode 4 of A Talk on The Wildside. This week I meet Author, Photographer and Globetrotter Alastair Scott Thursday 25th April at 1330 on BBC Radio Scotland.
There is still time to hear the brilliant show from last week featuring Myrtle Simpson http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rx0b6
Announcing Episode 3 of A Talk on The Wildside. This week I meet the remarkable Myrtle Simpson who is former mountaineer and pioneer of Scottish Skiing. Thursday at 1330 on BBC Radio Scotland.
There is still time to hear last weeks show featuring Roy Dennishttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rrgtx
Episode 2 of Talk on the Wildside today at 1330 hrs on BBC Radio Scotland – I meet Roy Dennis who looks after the conservation of Ospreys and Sea Eagles – by the way did you know we have beavers in the highlands?
In case you missed Episode 1 there are still three days left to listen to the conversation with landscape painter James Hawkins.
Thursday 4th of April @ 13.32 hrs will be the day, date and time of my presenting debut on BBC Radio Scotland. In “A Talk on the Wild Side” I go out each week to meet some fascinating people who have a passion for the Great Scottish outdoors and who in the course of the series manage to get a committed townie, like me, to really appreciate the beauty of Natural Scotland!
In this programme I will be interviewing the respected landscape painter James Hawkins at his studio a few miles outside Ullapool
A massive and heartfelt thankyou to all of the people who turned up to see my Comedy Festival Solo Show at The Garage in Glasgow on Sunday 31st March 2013.