We are grateful to have received support from Creative Scotland to host a development week for the one act play Playthrough, written by Kenny Boyle and directed by Ben Harrison. This will take place in October 2017. We will explore how we can best bring this piece of immersive theatre to life, with a view to touring a full production of the play in the future.

Our CATS award-winning show for family audiences, Uncanny Valley, is available to tour theatres, venues and schools from March 2018 onwards. It recently returned at the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Uncanny Valley asks the audience, to interact with a real ‘live’ robot and help to tell the story of Ada and her best friend OKAY (Outstandingly Knowledgeable Android Youth). Watch as OKAY grows and learns, ask your own questions, see if you can tell the difference between a robot and a human. Written by Rob Drummond and directed by Emily Reutlinger.

If you are interested in programming the show, please email Jeremy: jeremy.wyatt@ayrgaiety.co.uk

At present, Borderline operates under funding on a project-to-project basis. This generally results in one production each year, but we have large aspirations to evolve from this and regain our stature as the leading figure for touring theatre in Scotland. We are currently considering options for work to tour or develop in Spring 2018 onwards.

Through collaboration we aim to nurture new writing, tour new productions and work with existing playwrights to take creative risks with experimentation. In particular, we want to build relationships with emerging theatre-makers and smaller-scale theatre companies to help support the passion, energy, creativity and capacity of these artists.

If you are interested in learning more about this, please email Jeremy: jeremy.wyatt@ayrgaiety.co.uk

Borderline has always been committed to talent development. We strive to offer opportunities in all areas of our productions to emerging artists and recent graduates. Throughout our history we’ve commissioned countless Scottish playwrights, provided valuable internships, become known as a training ground for young directors and given acting graduates the platform for their big break. Alan Cumming had to start somewhere, and that was as Medic #2 in a 1985 Borderline production of Trumpets and Raspberries! We’re always pleased to hear from like-minded professionals and companies in the industry to make positive connections.

If you would like to be considered for a role of any kind in a future Borderline production, please invite us to see your work or email Rishaad: rishaad@borderlinetheatre.co.uk

Borderline Theatre Company
c/o Gaiety Theatre
Carrick Street

Tel: 01292 288235 (option 7)
Email: enquiries@borderlinetheatre.co.uk

Scottish Registered Company: SC064588
Scottish Registered Charity: SC000564

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