“Our actors, Jilly Bond and Julian Gartside, starred in Macbeth (another Scottish story of murder and ghosts) for Compass Theatre Co. exactly thirty years ago.”
WHO: Jilly Bond, Producer
WHAT: “Professor Norma Bates, retired detective, lectures on past cases, but hostile technology is out to get her, forcing her to confront the one that remains unsolved. A story of betrayal and lost love – and a murder which refuses to give up its secret. Until tonight. Join her as she relives her encounter with the pivotal witness and the truth erupts. Not your average ghost story by promising new writer, Rose Miller. Starring Jilly Bond (Island, National Theatre) and Julian Gartside (Casualty). Presented by Tangent Theatre Company.”
WHERE: Venue 13 (Venue 13)
WHEN: 21:30 (35 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
It is Tangent Theatre’s first visit, but two of our actors, Jilly Bond and Julian Gartside, starred in Macbeth (another Scottish story of murder and ghosts) for Compass Theatre Co. exactly thirty years ago.
Tell us about your show.
It’s written by a 20 year old American student during a play-writing course for international students at Westminster Uni. Jilly was asked to participate in the reading of some extracts, was intrigued by the section she heard and decided to produce the whole play (re-located to Scotland rather than southern states America) in Edinburgh.
Her partner, Julian Gartside was perfect casting for the mysterious Scottish Laird; she’d recently worked with director, Tommo Fowler on an award-winning play at the Finborough and wanted to work with him again, and Antonis Sideras, third member of the cast, has just graduated from Drama Studio London, where Jilly teaches. This will be the premiere, but we are hoping for a London transfer.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
A Tale of Two Cities: Blood for Blood at the Pleasance Courtyard – not only because it contains a quote from Macbeth in the title as our play, purely coincidentally, does in our text, but because the last production from the Chung Ying Theatre Co, directed by Jonathan Holloway of Red Shift, was stunning. Both our lead actors have also worked with Red Shift in the past and been influenced by their style.
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