A Birds of Paradise Theatre Company and National Theatre of Scotland
My Left Right Foot – The Musical
The local am-dram society is under pressure to comply with the equalities agenda. They come up with a cunning plan to create a gripping show starring ‘the disabled’. What could be better than the Oscar-winning ‘My Left Foot’? The only snag is they don’t have any disabled actors – but that never stopped Daniel Day-Lewis!
In the world of amateur theatre, winning the one-act festival isn’t a matter of life and death – it’s much more important. Throw in a love triangle and throw out political correctness, all the drama happens behind the curtains.
Written and directed by Bird Of Paradise’s Artistic Director Robert Softley-Gale, the show was a smash hit on its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, winning a Fringe First Award and a Herald Angel as well as a trench of 5-star reviews throughout its sold-out run.
The 2019 tour will feature new cast members in an expanded version of the musical, including brand-new songs from Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera) and Director Robert Softley Gale.
Fringe First and Herald Angel Award-Winning
“eye-wateringly close to the bone genius"
The Sunday Post
“leaves the audience breathless with laughter from start to finish”
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE BSLI INTERPRETED, CAPTIONED AND WITH VERBAL DESCRIPTION.
Relaxed Performance on Sat 25 May at 2.30pm
Written and Directed by Robert Softley Gale. Music and lyrics by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer – The Opera) and award-winning partnership Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie (The Snow Queen).
Age guide: 16+ (Contains strong language and strong humour!)
Katie Barnett joins the cast in the role of Amy, returning to the National Theatre of Scotland following previous roles in Shift and Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour. Shannon Swan, as Gillian, also returns to the National Theatre of Scotland, having previously appeared in the 2016 tour of Glasgow Girls.
Chris Imbrosciano makes his National Theatre of Scotland debut in the role of Chris. He has previously appeared on stage in both London and New York, as well as in hit TV series The Good Wife. Neil Thomas joins the cast in the role of Grant, following stage roles with Visible Fictions, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, and Dundee Rep Theatre, as well as TV appearances in Lovesick and Outlander. They are joined by returning cast members Richard Conlon, Gail Watson, and Natalie MacDonald, as well as on-stage Musical Director Alex Parker for the tour.