West End and Old Vic Actors Announced to Perform in SCRIBBLE at the Edinburgh Fringe

West End and Old Vic Actors Announced to Perform in SCRIBBLE at the Edinburgh FringeSeven performers who collectively have appeared in London's West End and Old Vic, and worked with organisations including the BBC, National Theatre of Scotland, Stellar Quines and Oran Mor will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan Mackenzie in the lead role of Ross.

The creative team of Scribble are delighted to share the second group of actors, which includes performers who have appeared in Fringe First-winning productions from Traverse Theatre and Dundee Rep, as well as appearing on film opposite Robert Carlyle. Each will be performing for the first time each day script unseen with no rehearsals beforehand throughout the second week of the Edinburgh Festival.

Friday 11th August: Robin Heiler

Saturday 12th August: Nicola Jo Cully

Sunday 13th August: Roanna Davidson

Monday 14th August: Nicola Roy

Wednesday 16th August: Sean Langtree

Thursday 17th August: Cristian Ortega

Friday 18th August: Sophia McLean

Friday afternoon's performance will feature Robin Heiler, a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who recently appeared in Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound, created by Blood of the Young, company in residence at the National Theatre of Scotland. Next, Nicola Jo Cully who has previously worked with Stellar Quines, as well as appearing in Douglas Maxwell's Charlie Sonata at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh and Aurora Nova's White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, will appear. The weekend comes to a close with Roanna Davidson, an original cast member of Cora Bissett and David Greig's Glasgow Girls on Sunday 13th August.

The third week of the festival brings Nicola Roy, who appeared opposite Robert Carlyle in The Legend of Barney Thomson and also in Lynda Radley's Fringe First-winning Traverse Theatre and Dundee Rep co-production, Futureproof in 2011. Sean Langtree, a graduate from the Acting for Stage and Screen course at Napier and Queen Margaret University, takes of the stage on Wednesday 16th August, followed by Edinburgh actor Cristian Ortega, who will feature in the upcoming film adaptation of Kieran Hurley's play Beats by Sixteen Films. His previous work includes the touring, Royal Court and West End runs of Let The Right One In, adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany who recently worked together on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Finally, Sophia McLean, a long-time collaborator of director Amy Gilmartin and associate artist of Urban Fox Theatre Company will bring the week to a close.

Performer Nicola Jo Cully commented:

"I'm really looking forward to working on Scribble... Not seeing the script before and performing it as a cold read is a challenge and that is what I'm really looking forward to - feeling shifts and changes as they actually happen within the story is what the audience will experience along with myself as we both don't know what will happen."

Cristian Ortega added:

"I feel kind of liberated that I am going in not knowing anything. There will be a real heightened spontaneity I guess in the whole performance. It means every single performance will be different with what each specific performer will bring."


Scribble began life during Andy's time being mentored by Rob Drummond on Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Mentoring Scheme. Director Amy Gilmartin then became involved when she staged a rehearsed reading of the play during the Hothouse season for emerging Scottish talent at the Traverse Theatre, during her time as assistant director on Milk.

Tickets can be purchased online here, by calling Box Office on 0131 623 3030 and in person at Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint and Assembly Rooms.


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