YER GRANNY to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2015
Three leading Scottish actors, Jonathan Watson, Paul Riley and Maureen Beattie, known to audiences for their popular stage, screen and comedy performances, will appear in the National Theatre of Scotland's new comedy, Yer Granny, in 2015.
A bold and riotous new comedy, adapted by popular Scottish playwright, Douglas Maxwell, set in a Scots-Italian family fish and chip shop, Yer Granny, is a new adaptation of Roberto La Cossa's La Nona, Argentina's favourite play. The production is touring to Scotland's large theatre stages from 19 May to 4 July 2015, visiting Greenock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Dundee as well as a run in Belfast.
Jonathan Watson is currently appearing as Bob Servant's sidekick Frank in BBC Scotland's comedy series Bob Servant (BBC Scotland in 2014 and BBC4 in 2015). His annual Scottish football comedy Hogmanay sketch show Only A Excuse is due to broadcast again this year on BBC Scotland. He will be appearing live at Glasgow's Òran Mór during the festive season in Watson's Wind-Up Christmas Cracker. Jonathan will return to our screens in the New Year in BBC3 comedy series Fried. In Yer Granny Jonathan plays head of the Russo clan, Cammy Russo.
Paul Riley is best known for his role as Winston Ingram in the Scottish sitcom Still Game, the live stage show version of which recently finished a 21 night run at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Other TV work includes Chewin' the Fat and Dear Green Place. Paul's previous work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Glasgow Scrapbook; The Tin Forest opening event and An Appointment with the Wicker Man. Paul plays Charlie Russo, Cammy's brother in Yer Granny.
Maureen Beattie has performed with theatre companies all over the UK, including Stellar Quines, the Royal Court, the National Theatre of Great Britain, Shakespeare's Globe, Theatre Babel and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Television, film and radio work includes Lewis, Midsomer Murders, The Bill, Doctors, Moving On, A Personal History of Charles Dickens, Casualty , Twelfth Night, Bad Girls, Wing and a Prayer, The Chief, All Night Long and Can You Hear Me?. Maureen played the lead role in the National Theatre of Scotland's critically acclaimed production 27 as well as appearing in Enquirer. Maureen plays Marie Russo, Cammy's wife in Yer Granny.