Willie Rough

Bill Bryden's play, set on Red Clydeside in the dark days of 1914-1916, marked our return to the refurbished Church Hill Theatre.

A powerful drama, it tells of working-class life against the political background of the Clyde shipyards. The play is a landmark of Scottish theatre, penned by the writer of "The Big Picnic" and "The Ship".

The action takes place mostly in various locations in Greenock, Scotland.

This production, directed by Don Arnott, won the Scottish Community Drama Association Fraser Neal Trophy for Best Full Length Play 2006.

Cast:
Mr Penrose -- Rick Kay
Geordie MacLoad -- Robert Allan
Sam Thomson -- Kenny Mackay
Willie Rough -- Billy Renfrew
Hughie -- Alan Jeffreys
Pat Gatens -- Steve McDowell
Eddie -- John MacAskill
Jake Adams -- Alex Purves
Apprenctice -- David Meadosn
Kate Rough -- Jennie Davidson
Bernadette Gatens -- Ruth McLaren
Sanny -- John Woods
Peter -- Alistair Nay
Charlie McGrath -- Alan Richardson
Nurse -- Katie Ross
Workers -- Michael Paton, David Fairweather
The whippet -- Big Mac

Production:
Stage Managers -- Rick Kay, Marion Donohoe
Set design -- Derek Blackwood
Construction -- Derek Blackwood, Clem Allan, Alex Purves, Don Arnott, Alan McConnell
Lighting -- Stephen Hajduckie
Sound -- Alison Buckley
Wardrobe -- Effie Robertson
Wardrobe Assistant -- Phyllis Ross
Properities -- Maggie McConnell
Continuity -- Edward Black
Original Music by Alistair Hulett

For the Company:
Front of House Co-ordinator -- Phyllis Ross
Box office -- Maggie McConnell, Alison Kennedy
Business and marketing -- Don Arnott, Phyllis Ross, Marion Donohoe, Stephen Hajducki
Photography -- Marion Donohoe

 

Willie Rough

by Bill Bryden

15 -18 November 2006

Church Hill Theatre