Meet the cast of How to Disappear
06 November 2017 ← return to listing
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
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
Find out more and book here.