Letter of Last Resort by David Greig Winter 2016

  Ellie Zeegen (PM) and Ali Watt (John) in Letter of Last Resort at top secret location. *** Set in the near future, David Greig’s brilliant play is a conversation between the new prime minister (in this case a woman) and the Head of Arrangements, John, at the end of her first day.  It unpacks the arguments around […]

Grounded by George Brant Spring 2016

Janet Coulson as The Pilot “My pulse quickens. It is not a fair fight, but it quickens” She’s a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She’s pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. She struggles through surreal twelve-hour shifts […]

The Great Train Race by Robert Dawson Scott Winter 2015

Simon Donaldson as Cammie, Ellie Zeegen as Kinnaber and Ali Watt as Norrie. Firebrand’s November 2015 run of Robert Dawson Scott’s The Great Train Race at Heart of Hawick and The Interchange, Galashiels, generously supported by the Borders Railway Celebration Fund, was a sell-out success. The incredible but true story of the death-defying London to […]

The Effect by Lucy Prebble Spring 2015

Cameron Crighton as Tristan and Scarlett Mack as Connie Following the critical and popular success of their productions of Iron and Outlying Islands, award-winning Firebrand produced the Scottish premiere of an unconventional and moving love story: a sexy, funny, and thought-provoking exploration of the limits of medicine in today’s pill-popping culture.   Connie is a […]

Outlying Islands by David Greig Autumn 2014

L-R Crawford Logan (Kirk), Martin Richardson (Robert), Helen Mackay (Ellen), James Rottger (John) It is summer 1939 and two young Cambridge naturalists arrive on a remote Hebridean island to conduct a wildlife survey on behalf of the Government. They are accompanied by Kirk, the island’s tenant, and his attractive young niece Ellen. When Kirk inadvertently reveals […]

Blackbird by David Harrower Spring 2014

Photograph by Stephen Moffat. Ray – Greg Wagland. Una – Romana Abercromby Fifteen years ago Ray and Una had an illicit relationship.  She was 12, he was 40.  They haven’t set eyes on each other since.  Now years later she’s found him again… Neither condoning nor condemning, David Harrower’s most celebrated and controversial play won […]

54% Acrylic by David Harrower Winter 2013

Alan Steel, Kenny Blythe and Janet Coulson Firebrand’s second “A Play, a Pie and a Pint” in association with Oran Mor and Heart of Hawick, saw Janet Coulson and Alan Steele in great form in David Harrower’s humorous, yet emotionally powerful story of a store detective’s pursuit of a young woman who fantasises about stealing […]

White Rose by Peter Arnott Spring 2013

Robbie Jack, Lesley Harcourt and Alison O Donnell Peter Arnott’s acclaimed play tells the tale of female Russian World War II fighter pilot Lily Litvak, the so-called ‘White Rose of Stalingrad’. White Rose, unseen since its hugely successful debut at the 1985 Edinburgh Festival, is a powerful triangular love story about men and women fighting […]

Iron by Rona Munro Winter 2012

Iron told the story of Fay, a woman in prison for the murder of her husband, who receives a visit from her daughter, Josie, whom she hasn’t seen for 15 years. This shatteringly powerful play unravels the lives of both women with scalpel-like precision as Josie struggles to understand the stranger before her and above […]

Oleanna by David Mamet Winter 2011

Firebrand’s third production – David Mamet’s controversial play about education, power and sexual politics, Oleanna – was a tremendous success, playing to enthusiastic audiences both at The Wynd, Melrose and at The Maltings, Berwick. “A remarkable performance, have been talking about it endlessly since.”  Ros De La Hey, Mainstreet Trading, via email “It was fantastic. I can’t recommend it […]

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