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Podcaster Brian James O’Sullivan interviewed me about the process of making “Miraculous” by David F. Ross, a new film you can watch on Ayr Gaiety’s lockdown Channel.

#Miraculous is the new screen adaptation of “The Rise And Fall Of The Miraculous Vespas “by David Ross . It is 50 minute film which I directed and previewed on the 30th of July on the Lockdown Gaiety Channel! If you are into sharp comedic dialogue, superbly acted and brought to a tablet/computer/laptop/mobile near you, then give this a watch. If you enjoy it, you might even consider making a donation which will go towards maintaining the work that the Ayr Gaiety does for the theatre arts and creative community in these difficult times.

The film was scripted by the author, and stars Sarah McCardie, Tam Dean Burn and Colin McCredie, and is brought to you through Stephen Cameron at IntoCreative You can see a preview HERE

You can see Thom Dibdin’s 4 star review HERE

The live stream is available now for the month of August and you can watch it on the site below.

Thereafter it will be available for streaming online on the same platform. There’s a fair amount of challenging language in so it is definitely NSFW (Not Suitable For Weans).


We are honoured that the script and video recording of “The Beaches Of St Valery” will be used as a teaching resource to tell Schoolchildren the story of the sacrifice of the 51st Highland Division on the 12th of June, 1940



Unofortunately, due to the Covid19 restrictions, “Chic Murray – A Funny Place For A Window” will not kick off it’s Summer Tour at the Ayr Gaiety on Thursday 20th of August. It would have starred  Dave Anderson , Brian James O’ Sullivan and Maureen Carr.


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I was delighted to announce that my play about the 51st Highland Division and their betrayal and surrender at St Valery en Caux in June 1940 returned . It was  performed by the original cast, Ron Donnachie, Ashley Jade Smith and James Rottger as part of the Spring Season at Oran Mor’s “A Play, A Pie & A Pint” from March  16th 2020. Unfortunately due to Covid19 restrictions it closed on Tuesday 17th of MarchBook Tickets Here

This week marks the centenary of Scotland’s iconic comedian Chic Murray. BBC Scotland are repeating my play about the great man tonight at 11 pm.

A huge thanks to Craig and the team at Carrick Cycles in Ayr for preparing the Bianchi bike for “Marco Pantani : The Pirate” at Oran Mor. Also my sincere thanks to Mick Cullen, Janet Coulson and Tom McGovern for their immense contribution to the success of the play.

Chic Murray- A Funny Place For A Window” starring the legendary  Dave Anderson, the lugubrious Brian James O’Sullivan and the larger than life Maureen Carr is being shown on BBC Scotland at 23.00 on  is going to be repeated this Sunday, 10th November at 2300 on BBC Scotland channel. It will also be back on the BBC  iplayer.



Five Star comedy on the triumphs and tragedies of the glittering but flawed life of unique Scots comedian, Chic Murray. Seriously funny.

Video here 

Written and Directed By Stuart Hepburn, Chic Murray – A Funny Place For A Window tells the story in music, comedy and song of the rise and fall of Scotland’s “Comedian’s Comedian”, Chic Murray. Starring Dave Anderson, Brian James O’Sullivan and Maureen Carr.

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We follow the Chic from his humble beginnings in Greenock, through his chance meeting with his muse, wife and stage partner, Maidie Dickson and then on to international stardom. Chic was a man who could have been a Hollywood movie star, but preferred to plough his own remarkable, hilarious and at times absurd furrow.

“Chic Murray- A Funny Place For A Window” went on to be voted one of the ten best PPP plays ever, and enjoyed packed houses and five star reviews all along the way.

We open at The Newtown Theatre, Venue 7 on the 19th-25th Of August. Book tickets here.

Oran Mor 14th, 15th and 27th August . Book Tickets here

Beacon Arts Centre Greenock. Friday 30th, Sat August 30th, (Matinee 1.30)


Day two of the new play by Mull Historical frontman Colin McIntyre. Starring Andrew John Tait, Eva Traynor and Tom McGovern . Designed by Gemma Patchett and directed by Stuart Hepburn

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