For six years I was the co-Artistic Director of theatre company, Rhymes with Purple Productions.
Founded in 2004, Rhymes with Purple was an award-winning theatre company based in Glasgow that specialised in writing our own work and producing boutique, alternative, art events. In 2008 we won the Scottish Variety Award for Best Theatre Company. We presented our work at Glasgow's Tron Theatre, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Glasgay! Festival and as part of small tours of rural Scotland.
I acted as writer, director, producer and occasional performer for nearly all of our work. You can click on the collage on the left to find out more about selected plays.
We developed a small piece of site-specific work entitled "Morbid Curiosity" with The Arches that was part of the inaugural 5 Minute Theatre project by the National Theatre of Scotland. Click here to see the footage. This excerpt was performed and filmed in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens and was streamed live to the world during 5 Minute Theatre. The piece stars Ben Allison and Frodo McDaniel, who also contributed hugely to the writing process.
Our small scale art events included Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School, The Not So Secret Society and The Art Club Cabaret.
In the final years of my involvement with the company, before it transitioned into more of a commerical enterprise, we were the producers of the very successful Cabaret Tent at T in the Park, Scotland's largest music festival.