Fresh from wowing audiences across the world with the Adelaide and L.A premieres of his show A Gambler's Guide To Dying, multi award-winning Scottish theatre maker Gary McNair returns to his roots with the first ever Scottish tour of Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up Comedian.
Play Piece's Artistic Director Lindsay Brown is delighted the show is coming to The Croft in Dingwall on Saturday 30 April for a couple of reasons.
" Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand Up Comedian was the first show out of many that I saw at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and it was the best. It's hilarious but really thought-provoking too. Having met Gary last year and talking to him about Play Pieces he has been so supportive and very much understands the significance of the work we are doing. Also, it's a chance for us to break out of Inverness and try our latest venue in Dingwall. So if you've missed the lunchtime season while we've been away this is a nice reminder of why it's so special." She explained.
The whip-smart, darkly comic monologue wowed audiences and critics in Edinburgh, picking up the prestigious Scottish Arts Club Award for Best Show at the Festival and now it tours across the country this Spring.
What would you do if everyone in the world hated you? Would you run? Would you fight? Or would you try to make them laugh? Donald Robertson has got no mates and he isn't funny. But with guidance from his new mentor Gary, he hopes that this is all about to change.
Writer/performer Gary McNair’s acclaimed one-man show weaves a classic coming-of-age story with a pinpoint deconstruction of the darker side of stand-up comedy.
“I'm delighted to be performing Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up Comedian again” says Gary. “It's such a fun show to perform. I love telling the jokes in it but I also love telling the story. I love that I get to talk to the audience in this show and that I really have to get them on board. And it's going to be especially great to be taking it around Scotland as I think that there is so much in it that home audiences will particularly enjoy”.
Directed by Gareth Nicholls (Blackbird, Citizens Theatre) Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand-Up Comedian was originally developed and supported by the National Theatre of Scotland and The Arches, with support from the Esmee Fairbain Foundation. The 2016 Scottish tour is supported by Creative Scotland.
Donald Robertson Is Not A Stand Up Comedian is at The Croft, Caledonian Hotel, Dingwall, High St on Saturday 30 April. Tickets are £10 which includes a pie and a pint as ever. Tickets are available at www.playpieces.co.uk and with limited capacity the show is expected to sell out.