Meet the cast of How to Disappear

06 November 2017 ← return to listing

Meet the cast of How to Disappear

Directed by our Associate Director Gareth Nicholls (Trainspotting, Citizens Theatre), making his Traverse 1 directorial debut since joining the Artistic team at the Traverse, How to Disappear by Traverse Associate Artist Morna Pearson tells the story of siblings Robert and Isla, and their relationship with a somewhat unwelcome benefit assessor, Jessica. Bringing this pitch-black comedy to life are three stellar, Scottish actors - Owen Whitelaw, Kirsty Mackay and Sally Reid.


How to Disappear cast 

Left to Right - Sally Reid, Owen Whitelaw and Kirsty Mackay

Owen trained as an actor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Recent credits include One of Us (BBC One) and The New York transfer of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart  (National Theatre of Scotland). Previous productions for the Traverse include, Unfaithful, Cockroach and Rupture. In 2016 he appeared in the acclaimed Citizens Theatre production of Trainspotting, directed by How To Disappear director, Gareth Nicholls.

Appearing as Isla is Kirsty Mackay, a former member of the Lyceum Youth Theatre and graduate of the Conservatoire (as Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama). A bright young talent, she was cast in both Romeo and Juliet and The Importance of Being Earnest  at the Lyceum whilst she was only in her second year of study! 

Sally Reid, playing Jessica, will be a familiar face to many Scottish theatre-goers, having appeared in numerous National Theatre of Scotland, Tron Theatre, Citizens Theatre and Dundee Rep Theatre productions. Recently she toured the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada as Meg (handmaiden to Queen Joan) in Rona Munro's The James Plays.

We're really excited to share the final piece and the Traverse's next main-stage production with you all this December, but in the meantime we will keep you posted on updates from the rehearsal room, once rehearsals start in November.

Fri 8 - Sat 23 Dec
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