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Rehearsals are well under way for my new play “Marco Pantani: The Pirate”. The play will be running at Oran Mor as part of the “Play , A Pie And A Pint” series from May 13th -18th. It will will also be presented at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on Sunday 19th.
Details of bookings and ticket prices for Marco Pantani: The Pirate can be found online here.
The part of Italian Cyclist Marco Pantani will be taken by Scots Actor Jordan Young, who has just finished filming in Irvine Welsh’s new pic “Filth”.
The part of Tonina, his mother will be played by Blythe Duff, who has just returned from an Off Broadway production of David Harrower’s “Good With People.”
The cast is completed by actor James Smillie, who has appeared in a a multitude of television shows and stage plays, both in the UK and Australia. His television credits include The Tomorrow People, Adventure Island, Space: 1999, Thriller, Prisoner: Cell Block H,
The play has a real UWS feel to it. Director David Overend is a lecturer in Performance, our Studio managers, Jamie Hare and Keith Bird will be providing visuals, while UWS Radio Graduate Stuart Watt will be creating a bespoke soundscape using special recordings of cycle parts. The production team is completed by UWS Performance Graduand Deborah Lochran and Catriona Hepburn who studied Playwriting & Team Writing For Television at UWS.