BRISTOL 24/7 REVIEW FOR ‘MOBY-DICK’
26th August 2019
Tobacco Factory Theatre Bristol & Darkstuff’s 16 show sold-out run of ‘Moby Dick’ has been reviewed by Bristol 24/ 7’s Gaby Spiro:
“Second to its location, the production’s main hook is the enigmatic, unsettled and frankly mesmerising Captain Ahab, played expertly by Sophia McLean. Consumed by revenge and driven by arrogant superiority, Ahab leads his men blindly towards the whale. The story is hauntingly reminiscent of current environmental debate: man’s belief in his unassailability extends out from Moby Dick into the audience. Yet we pity Ahab. He is the result of a seafaring life, not at fault for his monomania. The moral lines in Moby Dick are as blurred as the ship’s windows.”
SOPHIA TO JOIN CAST OF ‘MOBY-DICK’ IN BRISTOL
16th July 2019
Sophia is to join the cast of Tobacco Factory Theatre Bristol and Darkstuff’s adaptation of ‘Moby-Dick’ as Captain Ahab.
Directed by Alison Farina, ‘Moby-Dick’ will run in Bristol on the SS Great Britain, from 18th - 26th August 2019.
MACBETH WINS AT THE NEW YORK RADIO AWARDS 2019
25th June 2019
Almost Tangible’s production of ‘Macbeth’, where Sophia plays the Porter & Weird Sister, has swept up all 4 awards it was nominated for at the New York Radio Awards;
including: ‘Best Drama Podcast’, ‘Best Sound Design’, ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Digital Drama’, picking up a further 2 awards for ‘Production Company of the Year’ and the Overall Grand Award.
THE HERALD SCOTTISH CULTURE AWARDS 2019
20th June 2019
The cast of Perth Theatre’s ‘Lost at Sea’ - including Sophia McLean who played Shona - have been nominated for ‘Outstanding Dramatic Performance’ at The Herald’s Scottish Culture Awards 2019, due to take place on 11th July at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
CRITICS’ AWARDS FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND
11th June 2019
Nominated for Best Sound (Pippa Murphy), Best Ensemble (The Cast), Best Director (Ian Brown) and Best Design (Karen Tennent & Katharine Williams); The cast of Perth Theatre’s ‘Lost at Sea’ picked up the award for ‘Best Ensemble’ and Ian Brown picked up ‘Best Director’ at the CATS Awards 2019.
SOPHIA APPEARS IN ‘THE LAST DAYS OF MANKIND’ IN POLAND
2nd June 2019
Sophia is reprising her role as the war correspondent Alice Schalek in Karl Kraus’ WWI satire ‘The Last Days of Mankind’ in Katowice, Poland. The remount of Leith Theatre’s armistice production in November, Polish production company Teatr A Part will present ‘Ostatnie Dni Ludzkosci’, a cut-down trilingual version of the production, interchangeably mixing Polish, English and German text with physical theatre.
The production draws companies from Poland, Ukraine, Scotland, Serbia, Germany and France; with music led by band, ‘The Tiger Lillies’.
Performances will be in Katowice, 10th & 11th June 2019.
Photo Credit: Douglas Robertson
SOPHIA TO JOIN CAST OF ‘LOST AT SEA’ FOR WORLD PREMIERE AND NO. 1 TOUR
25th March 2019
Sophia is to join the cast of Perth Theatre’s ‘Lost at Sea’ as the young journalist Shona, who comes home to uncover the truth on her fisherman father’s death.
Written by Morna Young as a fictious tribute to the loss of her own father, the play spans 40 years of the fishing industry with Ian Brown (Bondagers, Traverse Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse) at the helm.
Sophia joins Tam Dean Burn, Jennifer Black, Gerry Mulgrew, Andy Clark, Helen McAlpine, Ali Craig, Kim Gerard and Thoren Ferguson to make up a nine-strong cast.
‘Lost at Sea’ will make it’s world premiere at Perth Theatre from Thursday 25th April - Saturday 4 May before touring to Dundee Rep Theatre (Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 May), His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (Thursday 9 until Saturday 11 May), Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (Tuesday 14 May), Eden Court, Inverness (Thursday 16 until Saturday 18 May), Kings Theatre, Edinburgh (Monday 20 until Wednesday 22 May) and D&G Arts Festival, Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries (Friday 24 May).