Eve Nicol in association with Pleasance and Pitlochry Festival Theatre present
Written and directed by Eve Nicol
Photography by Andy Catlin.
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"it’s the wild streak of poetry in Nicol’s text that fairly takes the breath away, and the stunning quality of Tylor’s performance, as a young woman entering fully into the mind of a macho man driven by the need to dominate and control, and blazing her way through it, like a star."
★★★★ The Scotsman
"an excellent piece that showcases a performer and writer both on the top of their games"
"Chloe-Ann Tylor is excellent as a monstrous male tennis coach in Eve Nicol’s drama examining control and manipulation"
Chloe-Ann Tylor graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2016.
Her theatre credits include, I Am Tiger (Imaginate & Horsecross Arts / Perth Theatre), Doppler (Grid Iron) Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh & Citizens Theatre in association with DOT Theatre, Istanbul), The Stornoway Way (Dogstar Theatre Company), Close Quarters (Out of Joint / Sheffield Crucible), Hansel and Gretel, Trainspotting (Citizens Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Bard in the Botanics), Titus Andronicus (Dundee Rep).
WRITER & DIRECTOR
Eve Nicol is a Glaswegian playwright and director.
Her previous plays for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe include the stage adaptation of Belle & Sebastian's iconic album If You're Feeling Sinister (Critics Pick of the Fringe: The Guardian, The Stage, The Independent, The Times) for BBC Arts and Avalon in association with the Tron Theatre, and One Life Stand (★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The List) for Middle Child which ran in the Paines Plough Roundabout @ Summerhall.
As a director, Eve regularly works with the main producing houses in Scotland's central belt, including productions for the National Theatre of Scotland and Traverse Theatre. For the Fringe, Eve was the Associate Director for Cora Bissett's festival hit, What Girls Are Made Of.
Svengali marks the first time Eve will blend her talents and direct her own writing.
Robbie Gordon is a theatre-maker born in Prestonpans specialising in making work with and for communities. He trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 2016 with the Drama in Education Award.
He is the co-founder of the critically acclaimed “fiercely curious” (The Herald) Wonder Fools, Creative Engagement Director at the Gaiety Theatre and Creative Development Producer for the Traverse Theatre.
Robbie is the co-creator of Positive Stories for Negative Times, an international participatory project by Wonder Fools in association with the Traverse Theatre, which has engaged over 7000 young people in 16 different countries.
Selected credits include: writer and movement director of 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War (Wonder Fools in association with the Citizens Theatre); writer and movement director of The Coolidge Effect (Wonder Fools); writer and director of McNeill of Tranent: Fastest Man in the World (Wonder Fools); writer of When the Sun Meets The Sky (Traverse Theatre and Capital Theatres); movement director of The Enemy (National Theatre of Scotland); associate director of Square Go (Francesca Moody Productions); lead artist (Ayrshire) on Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea (National Theatre of Scotland); creator of Open Your Lugs (Ayr Gaiety); producer and director of Class Act (Traverse Theatre).