Being Norwegian

by David Greig

March 2011 – The Wynd Theatre, Melrose
February 2012 – ‘A Play, A Pie & A Pint’, Heart of Hawick

 

You're Norwegian!

 

 

Originally performed by Firebrand in March 2011 to sell-out audiences at The Wynd Theatre, David Greig’s poignant and thought-provoking one-act play Being Norwegian was revived at the Heart of Hawick on 18 and 19 February 2012 to launch a new ‘Play, A Pie and A Pint’ venture
there in association with Oran Mor.  Playing once more to full houses and affecting audiences young and old, we were inspired to feel that this shouldn’t be the last we see of Sean and Lisa — so watch this space…!

 

The Cast

Dougal Lee

Dougal Lee (Sean) has appeared on stages across the UK from Exeter to Orkney, Ipswich to Mull, the West End to the West of Ireland. He has been a frequent member of the Pitlochry Festival Theatre company, last year taking the lead role of Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady. In 2012 he will feature as Richard Hannay in Richard Baron’s production of The 39 Steps.

 

 
Lesley Harcourt

Lesley Harcourt (Lisa) Theatre roles include Elvira in Blithe Spirit(Vienna) and Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and tour.) She also appeared in Firebrand’s inaugural production of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. Her many television roles include Gemma Kerr, Forensic Pathologist in ITV’s Taggart, Princess Diana for US television company Hallmark and she will be appearing in the forthcoming series of Doctors.

 

 

Production Team

Director Richard Baron
Designer Edward Lipscomb
Set Construction Doug Tait & Scott Wight
Lighting Rob Rae
Music and Sound Jon Beales

 

The Playwright

Described by the Daily Telegraph as “one of the most interesting and adventurous British dramatists of his generation,” David Greig was born in Edinburgh and is currently Dramaturg for the National Theatre of Scotland. His plays include The Strange Undoing of Prudencia HartMidsummerDunsinaneEuropeThe ArchitectOutlying Islands and Yellow Moon. His translations and adaptations include Camus’ Caligula, Euripides’ The Bacchae and JM Barrie’s Peter Pan.

 

Live Music

Laura Grime & Michael Haywood (Yoohoo) have performed their unique blend of folk and jazz music all over the UK and abroad. In 2008 they released their debut album Red Herring, featuring guitarist Dan Walsh. Alongside a varied performing career, they are committed music educators and recently set up Yoohoo Music to bring high quality music workshops to schools.www.yoohoomusic.co.uk

 

Refreshments courtesy of The Scottish Borders Brewery and The Buccleuch Arms Hotel