Gary McNair is a writer, performer and director from Glasgow. His specialty is work that directly addresses his audiences, while entertaining and challenging them in equal measure. He has established himself as one of Scotland’s foremost theatre makers for direct address performance.
In recent years he has created work for National Theatre of Scotland, Oran Mor, The Citizens, The Arches, Trigger, The Traverse, has toured across the UK and had work translated and presented across the world.
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Cumbernauld Theatre is one of Scotland’s oldest and most successful professional producing theatres creating popular theatre. Situated in the beautiful Cumbernauld House Park the Theatre also has a year-round programme showcasing the best drama, music, comedy and dance from visiting companies. Alongside the two theatres there are also bars, rehearsal, workshop and meeting spaces which are a dynamic creative hub for both professional and community projects.
Sarah Gray and Cat Tyre worked together via the Creative Scotland Producer's Project, based at Cumbernauld Theatre, from 2014-16. They worked with a number of artists in a freelance capacity, and worked together on Cumbernauld in-house productions, including 'Christmas at the Circus' (Cumbernauld Theatre and Elie Street co-production) 'How to be a Christmas Tree' (Cumbernauld Theatre and Fish and Game co-production) and a Scottish tour of 'What Goes Around' by Liz Lochhead, directed by Tony Cownie, amongst other strategic projects and the research and development of new work.
Scottish Theatre Producers was borne out of this project, as an umbrella under which the portfolio of artists whom Sarah and Cat were working with could be represented. A successful legacy of this project, Sarah and Cat both continue to represent a number of these artists and companies in a freelance capacity, whilst pursuing different career interests. Still connected through their shared love of sushi and gossip, their paths will continue to cross in future!
How to be a Christmas Tree
Cumbernauld Theatre and Fish and Game co-production
Christmas at the Circus
Cumbernauld Theatre and Elie Street co-production
What Goes Around
Written by Liz Lochhead
Directed by Tony Cownie
Photo by Eoin Carey
The Sunshine Ghost
Book by Andy Cannon and Richard Ferguson
Music and lyrics Richard Ferguson
Directed by Ken Alexander
A co-production between Scottish Theatre Producers and Festival and King’s Theatres, Edinburgh
A rich American businessman transports a Scottish castle brick by brick across the sea to Florida at the behest of his fiance, only to find the castle's ghost has come with it!
A new, original Scottish musical, The Sunshine Ghost toured small-mid scale theatres in autumn 2017.
Sam and Melody want to break a world record. They train every day. They want to be the best, the fastest, the strongest, the largest, the longest – anything so long as they get their names in the big record book. Their official record attempt is just around the corner, when a message brings news that will possibly break up the team forever and take them on a journey across the seas, through the waves and into the deep. A hilarious and tender story of friendship and record-breaking success.
Devised by Caitlin Skinner, Alice Mary Cooper, Ben Winger and Edinburgh Science Festival
Director and Dramaturg: Caitlin Skinner
Designed by Mamoru Iriguchi
Presented by Edinburgh Science Festival, working in partnership with Scottish Theatre Producers and Imaginate
Utter is a new work company, led by Co-Artistic Directors Gareth Nicholls and Joe Douglas, dedicated to developing and touring exhilarating story-led work that make our audiences feel, think and experience the world in a new light.
The company places collaboration and talent development at its heart, working with a diverse array of exceptional artists, to tell urgent theatrical stories that say something about the world around us in fresh adventurous ways.
Our first show Educating Ronnie (A Macrobert/Utter production)won a Fringe First in 2012 before touring extensively across the UK, while our second show Bloody Trams (Traverse Theatre Company in association with Utter) has had two sell-out runs at the Traverse theatre gaining exceptional four-star reviews across the board.
Our recent production of Stand By premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2017. It received a Scotsman Fringe First award and enjoyed a successful sell out tour across Scotland in autumn 2017.
Produced by Utter, in association with The Byre Theatre, St Andrews Written by Adam McNamara Directed by Joe Douglas Written by a former Police Officer, Stand By shows the modern-day Police Service laid bare. www.uttertheatre.co.uk