PERFORMANCES

100
2013 


“Absolutely fantastic performance. Loved it. A clever, funny, thought-provoking hour.”

 If you could choose one single memory from your whole life to epitomise you, what would it be? Our innovative new production of 100 presented audiences across Scotland with a Stark vision of what happens to us when we die.


The play, originally devised and performed by the Young Vic, was a perfect choice for the aptly-named Stark Theatre. The company welcomed back Iain McAleese to direct this  chilling, surreal and sometimes comic piece, where the actors move from in and out of character, and the stage could be a jungle or an office – or the waiting room to hell.

Using minimal sets, lighting and props, the actors focused on the interplay of the characters and the impact of their situation.For the first time, Stark took a production on tour, playing a total of four nights in Glasgow, and reaching out to audiences in Inverness and Ayrshire.


A Dog Called Redemption
2012
 

People often refer to the elephant in the room when thinking about a huge, but unmentionable, issue. One of the biggest elephants around is mental health, or rather lack of it. One of the biggest elephants around is mental health, or rather lack of it.
Several years ago there was a policy of reducing the numbers living in crowded mental institutions by accommodating sufferers in the community. Some might say it’s been successful, others beg to differ, saying it’s pushed the health issue under the carpet, and yet others say it doesn’t matter because our society is mad anyway. Whatever point of view, the topic rarely gets an airing. But Stark Theatre addresses such elephants in uncompromising fashion. A Dog Called Redemption sets out to raise consciousness of the isolated, homeless and mentally impaired through the eyes of two men struggling to live in a society that largely has no time to offer the kind of acceptance they crave.


Deckchairs
2011

Stark Theatre provides a great night out with their popular Cafe Theatre concept in partnership with Rudi's Coffee Bar. Enjoy food, drink (BYOB) and entertainment with two short plays by Jean McConnell. The author's keen-eyed observation of human nature challenges you to explore the foibles and fancies of four very different women in very different situations.



The Dumb Waiter
2011

Two men wait in a basement: their only companion the dumb waiter, which transports crockery and food to and from the restaurant above. The men await instructions as the dumb waiter creaks up and down delivering culinary and other requests. The play is classic Harold Pinter recognisable by its sly attention to the details of thought and speech, and its mounting tension as the characters interact.

Duets

2010

Two 'laugh out loud' one act plays examing life, love and libation.

The Holiday & Secretarial Skills

A Journey Around My Room
2009

A well-travelled man decides that by confining his exploratory activities to his room he can experience as many rich discoveries inside as out. As his journey progresses, he unearths a rich seam of consciousness for which he is not prepared. 

Lock the door... set yourself free!



Unravel
2008

The play considers the members of a once close-knit family and how they dutifully relate to one another whilst coming to terms with the emotional fall out from a life-changing event. They still communicate but they have lost the art of engagement.

Sometimes what's in your head... is best left unsaid.


Utopia
2007

This play is based on different peoples notion of the ideal, whether it be a place, an event or a state of mind.

Utopia is what ever you deem it to be...