Saturday, July 13

Tag: Natalie Arle-Toyne

Rage Room – Traverse Theatre
Scotland

Rage Room – Traverse Theatre

Writer Mhairi Quinn, one third of Tandem Writing Collective, returns with a rewritten and expanded version of her new play, Rage Room, following on from an original 20 minute read through at the same venue one year ago. This is part of a series of three new plays under the collective title of Rock, Paper, Scissors, developed with funding from Creative Scotland. Still at workshop stage we are treated to a script-in-hand performance by a trio of fine actors. Kim Allen as the 35-years-old socially inept, introverted daughter April, Natalie Arle-Toyne as the domineering and critical mother and Betty Valencia as Jos, the younger daughter, a socially successful feminist podcaster with thousands of followers. Allegedly, the ‘Number 1 Feminist Podcaster for Glasgow and West of Scotland’, Jo...
Introverts The Musical – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Scotland

Introverts The Musical – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer Amy Hawes, one third of Tandem Writing Collective, teams up with keyboard player Aaron McGregor to present a brand-new musical about Introverts. Still at workshop stage we are treated to a sneaky peek by a trio of fine actors: Kim Allen, Natalie Arle-Toyne and Betty Valencia, with scripts in hand. Toyne stands out as the neurotic, protective mother, trying to protect her anxiety filled, introvert daughter, Angela, played by Valencia, with Allen never far away as the side-kick imaginary friend. When Angela is given the chance of a free a course at the Introvert Conversion Centre (ICC) which has recently opened in Livingston, and her mum the commission to write about it, they both jump at the chance. It’s not long before Angela is transformed into an online celebrity with a hos...