The Idiot at the Wall

Trailer by Robbie Jones

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History...

 

The Idiot at the Wall was the first play I wrote - or at least the first one I finished and thought decent enough to show to people :-) In early 2012 I asked my good friend and colleague Angela Milton - a fellow graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts - if she'd like to stage it with me. We gathered together a brilliant team and we all worked with tons of passion and no money to get it on. I will be forever grateful for that opportunity to develop my work with such a wonderful group. We were skillfully led by our director, Emily Reutlinger, with whom I would go on to collaborate again. Four months after we had all first met, the play had its first production at The Pleasance, Edinburgh in June 2012. Bolstered by a good run, we then took it to the Bedlam Theatre at The Fringe, where we played to packed houses for 3 weeks. From there, it was clear the show should be taken around the country, and in January 2013 I was massively fortunate to meet and begin working with producer Aiyana D'Arcangelo - absolutely one of the most exciting and dynamic producers working today. Over the next few months we mounted a 3-week Scottish tour, and were thrilled to receive funding from Creative Scotland to get out on the road in September 2013. It was a demanding yet magical tour - especially taking the show to small islands like Berneray and Canna. Memories to treasure!

Productions

 

June 2012, Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

 

Directed by Emily Reutlinger

 

The cast was as follows:

 

Sorcha Mackenzie - Lucy Goldie

John Mackenzie - Brian Thompson

Odhran Mackenzie - Elspeth Turner

Uistean Mackenzie - Simon Eilbeck

Henry Rathbone - Tim Barrow

Effie Nicholson - Angela Milton

 

Music composed, arranged and performed

by Murdo Turner and Tim du Feu

 

Design by Eve Murray

 

Stage Manager - Leo Reid

 

August 2012, The Bedlam Theatre

Edinburgh International Fringe Festival

 

Directed by Emily Reutlinger

 

The cast was as follows:

 

Sorcha Mackenzie - Lucy Goldie

John Mackenzie - Scott Cadenhead

Odhran Mackenzie - Elspeth Turner

Uistean Mackenzie - Gregory Thompson

Henry Rathbone - Tim Barrow

Effie Nicholson - Angela Milton

 

Music performed by the cast

 

Design by Eve Murray

 

Lighting and Stage Management - Julia Brown

 

 

September-October 2013

Scottish Tour

 

Directed by Emily Reutlinger

 

The cast was as follows:

 

Sorcha Mackenzie - Lucy Goldie

John Mackenzie - Kenny Lindsay

Odhran Mackenzie - Elspeth Turner

Uistean Mackenzie - Simon Eilbeck

Henry Rathbone - Tim Barrow

 

Music composed and arranged by Annie Grace,

Murdo Turner, Tim du Feu and Aly Macrae.

Performed by Annie Grace

 

Design by Jan Bee Brown

 

Lighting and Stage Management - Susan Martin