what's next?

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, not much is happening just now! So I have decided to return to full time study and get my degree in acting. This will support the work that I have been doing over the last few years!

I am also using my time proactively to read plays, learn new skills and make new contacts within the industry.

Get in touch via email, the contact box on this website or social media:

Twitter:    @wee_gill

Instagram:   @gillmcgowan_scotland

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/gillmcgowanmusic/

STUDY

I'm currently studying my BA Acting degree at New College Lanarkshire (formally Motherwell College). It's been a very weird few months what with our time on campus being quite limited; we are having quite a few classes on Zoom - the upside of this is that my self taping skills have improved massively! 

I'm really enjoying the chance to get back into reading again, and I've read so many plays over the last few months which has been really interesting. I'm particularly enjoying the mock auditions we have right now,  which a great opportunity to meet some lovely industry contacts. 

Hopefully our Showcase will still be going ahead in January 2021, although it is looking more likely that it will be recorded rather than live. I'm excited at the thought of some great filmed material for here and Spotlight!

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The wedding planners

"The Wedding Planners" is a hilarious comedy musical written by Gillian Duffy and Alyson Orr. In this world premier of the production, I played the lead role of Mairi. 

We had a fabulous run of shows in 2019   (Motherwell Theatre, East Kilbride Arts Centre, Howden Park Centre Livingston, Paisley Arts Centre, Oran Mor Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre Giffnock, Harbour Arts Centre Irvine and Beacon Arts Centre Greenock).  We are hoping to bring you this hilarious musical again in 2021... keep an eye on our Facebook page to see dates as they are announced: https://www.facebook.com/TheWeddingPlannersUK/

panto

Having just finished a six week tour of TIE production "Spring-y" around Scottish primary schools, I returned to work with Hopscotch Theatre Company for their panto "Mother McGoose"  which toured from November 2019 to January 2020.

Due to the current restrictions in place, our panto won't be going ahead, but I'm spending the time wisely on my studies and I look forward to getting back out there for next year!

writing

I was in the process of working with playwright Arthur Allan to develop and stage his one-woman show "Sure" for the Fringe this year, until the festival was cancelled. However, we are still working on this funny and touching production, and looking to reschedule the piece for the Fringe in 2021.

I have been using the lockdown to learn about creative writing and work on sketches for Punch Producton's "Pandemonium" series, plus write some work for myself.

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Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your next project:

Email   gillmcgowan@outlook.com

Tel    07917287283

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