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That Man – The Musical

It’s a long time since  my musical, That Man, had its first airing at Player/playwrights, with Maurice Gran and Laurence Marks in the audience in January 2012!
It was a brutal critique, scoring 2/50, but I took it all on board. I read books, joined a musical theatre workshop and found an experienced mentor.
That Man had a sell-out preview at a musical theatre fringe event at London Theatre workshop, Fulham in 2014. Since then I have continued to work on the show and have re-written it back to the 1950s.
Recently, I obtained Arts Council funding and That Man will now showcase at The Hippodrome, Leicester Square with two performances on 20 September.
The matinee at 4pm is aimed at Industry and will be followed by a Q & A hosted by Terri Paddock. There will also be a performance at 8pm.

F* – A Tale of Bubbles and Crashes

The Traverse Theatre
Merchant Culture presents
The World Premiere of
An insider’s take on market madness.
What sucks people into a financial market bubble?  What’s the human cost of the fallout?
Callum, a charity worker, joins the ranks of an aggressive hedge fund; he is forced to make painful choices and transforms as an individual.  The action covers the three great manias of the modern era – the internet frenzy of 2,000,  the sub-prime debacle of 2007-9, and the current bubble  in the markets, and carries on through to the future, and the coming collapse.
The play has an authoritative voice , being written by one of the era’s top performing hedge fund managers, but is nevertheless  clear and comprehensible to all in covering the vital forces which help shape all our lives.
Svetlana Dimcovic’s revival is propulsive, engrossing and boldly characterised”  Time Out.
Thurs 22 – Sat 24 Sep, 8pm
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes, including interval.
Traverse Theatre, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre
10 Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2ED
Tickets  Full price £16.50, Standard concession £13.50, Other Concession £8.50
Writer                          David Crook
Director                       Svetlana Dimcovic
Designer                      Kieran McCruden
Cast                             Euan Cuthbertson
Jamie Marie Leary
Eilidh McCormick
Ruaraidh Murray
Rachel Ogilvy
David Crook –  writer
David founded The Tail Wind Fund, a hedge fund, in 1995, and managed it until 2010.  Since then he has worked with charities for homeless people.  His stage works comprise a modern version of the opera Don Giovanni, a children’s play in verse, The Invisible Monkey, and a comedy, The Truth-teller.
Svetlana Dimcovic – director
Svetlana trained at the University of Birmingham, the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She has translated over 27 plays, for the RSC, BBC, Royal Court, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Gate. Directing includes: Avignon, Riverside Studios, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree and the Finborough.
Euan Cuthbertson
Euan trained at the RSAMD. Theatre credits include Titus Andronicus, Henry V (Bard In The Botanics), Paper Bag (Urban Fairytale). Film and Television credits include Outlander (Sony/Starz) and Doug And Steve’s Big Holy Adventure (Worrying Drake). Euan will soon be appearing in One Thinks Of It All As A Dream by Alan Bissett (Play, Pie and a Pint)
Jamie Marie Leary
Jamie is a Glasgow based actress who graduated from Langside College in 2014. Theatre includes the award winning “Expensive Sh*t” during the Fringe festival 2016 and in Class Act 2015.
Eilidh McCormick
Theatre credits include: NTS & A Play, a Pie & a Pint,  Grinagog, The Arcola, Old Vic Tunnels, The Arches, Theatre 503, Cumbernauld Theatre, Creation Theatre & PACE Theatre Company. Eilidh recently  made her West End debut in ‘On The Waterfront’ at The Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Ruaraidh Murray
Ruaraidh Murray – Borgia (Netflix), Bob Servant (BBC), award-winning feature film Night Bus, Trainspotting (No.1 UK Tour). He performed his hit solo show Boxman at Vault Festival 2016 in London and Under St. Mark’s Theater in New York. He has just finished a hit run of The Club at Edfringe 2016.
Rachel Ogilvy
Rachel Trained at RSAMD.TV includes: High Road, River City, Taggart, Silent Witness, Dead Set and Eastenders.In Theatre, Rachel has worked at TAG, Perth Rep, Boilerhouse, Contact, Bolton Octagon, York Theatre Royal, Oran Mor and Paines Plough.Radio includes: Mrs Pinkerton in Pinkerton, Amber in The Fly (BBC Radio 4).
Traverse Theatre
The Traverse has launched the careers of some of the UK’s most celebrated writers – David Greig, David Harrower and Zinnie Harris – and continues to discover and support new voices – Stef Smith, Morna Pearson, Gary McNair and Rob Drummond.
With two custom-built and versatile theatre spaces, the Traverse’s home in Edinburgh’s city centre is a powerhouse of vibrant new work for, and of, our time.  Every August, it holds an iconic status as the theatrical heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Outside the theatre walls, it runs an extensive engagement programme, offering audiences of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore, create and develop.  Further afield, the Traverse frequently tours internationally and engages in exchanges and partnerships – most recently in Quebec, Turkey and South Korea.
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