NEWS: Casting announced for new Oor Wullie musical

Dundee Rep Theatre and Selladoor Productions today announce casting for their brand new musical, Oor Wullie.  The world premiere opens at Dundee Rep Theatre from 23 Nov – 05 Jan before touring Scotland until 14 March.

Martin Quinn will star as Scotland’s favourite comic strip scamp Wullie.  Paisley born Martin is currently starring in Peter Gynt at The National Theatre of Great Britain having made his stage debut at Dundee Rep in Let The Right One In and appearing in Passing Places with Dundee rep last year and says of taking on the iconic role:

Martin Quinn

‘initially it was quite daunting, seeing as everyone’s used to Oor Wullie as a one page adventure, whereas we’re trying to breathe life into it as a full scale musical. But we’ve got such a great script and team on the show, that side of it is all taken care of. I’m just looking forward to channelling my inner “cheeky chappy”, reminiscent of when I was a wee guy and my gran kept the Sunday Post for me. What I’m more scared of now is getting my hair dyed blonde which my girlfriend tells me if it isn’t done properly can turn green!’

Ann Louis Ross and Irene Macdougall, both founding Members of Dundee Rep Ensemble, celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, will join new Dundee Rep graduate actors Bailey Newsome (Soapy Soutar) and Leah Byrne (Primrose) and former graduate Leanne Traynor who, in a slight twist will play a reimagined Basher Mackenzie.

Dan Buckley and Grant McIntyre will join Martin on stage as lifelong pals Fat Boab and Wee Eck respectively with George Brennan completing the superb cast.

 The iconic laddie from Auchenshoogle is much loved for his big heart, constant war against boredom and his mischievous energetic pranks which often land him in a scrape or two! Now you can see the spiky-haired scallywag live on stage as he embarks on an adventure with pals Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck, and the rest of the Sunday Post gang – the only question is; where’s his bucket?!

Dundee Rep Theatre

Saturday 23rd Nov, 2019 – Sunday 5th Jan, 2020

01382 223 530 – www.dundeerep.co.uk

 

Glasgow Theatre Royal

Monday 20th Jan, 2020 – Saturday 25th Jan, 2020

0844 871 7647 – https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow/

 

Edinburgh King’s Theatre

Tuesday 28th Jan, 2020 – Saturday 1st Feb, 2020

0131 529 6000 www.capitaltheatres.com 

 

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

Monday 3rd Feb, 2020 – Saturday 8th Feb, 2020

01292 288235 https://thegaiety.co.uk/

 

Inverness Eden Court

Monday 10th Feb, 2020 – Saturday 15th Feb, 2020

01463 234 234   https://eden-court.co.uk/

 

Stirling Macrobert Arts Centre

Wednesday 26th Feb, 2020 – Saturday 29th Feb, 2020

01786 466 666 http://www.macrobertartscentre.org

 

Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre

Tuesday 3rd Mar, 2020 – Saturday 7th Mar, 2020

01224 641122 – www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/his-majestys-theatre/

 

Kirkcaldy Adam Smith Theatre

Monday 9th Mar, 2020 – Wednesday 11th Mar, 2020

01592 583302 www.onfife.com/venues/adam-smith-theatre

 

Greenock Beacon Arts Centre

Thursday 12th Mar, 2020 – Saturday 14th Mar, 2020

01475 723 723. http://beaconartscentre.co.uk/