ALLIE BY RUARAIDH MURRAY
WORLD PREMIERE RADIO BROADCAST OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PLAY
ALLIE WRITTEN BY RUARAIDH MURRAY
STARRING MEGAN SHANDLEY AND RUARAIDH MURRAY
DIRECTED AND PRODUCED BY JONATHAN COOK
8PM (BST) OCTOBER 18TH 2021 ON SOHO RADIO’S NYC + CULTURE CHANNEL
90’S EDINBURGH REVENGE DRAMA
ALLIE is a young, pimple-popping Edinburgh lass who collects wooden animal figures and likes to chase bad boys. But when she meets the silver-tongued gangster Bobby Warren, a girl’s wet dream turns into a woman’s bloodstained nightmare. After years of being caught in Bobby’s twisted spider web Allie is all grown up and is now out to wreak vengeance on the man who stole her dreams!
Allie first premiered on stage at Gilded Balloon, Edfringe 2015, to critical acclaim and sell out audiences.
Megan Shandley is an actress, writer and singer from Edinburgh, and graduated from LAMDA in 2014. Megan was recently in ‘Kingdom Come’ that premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a London Critics’ Circle film award. She is now appearing in the new Michael Caton-Jones feature film ‘Our Ladies’ and is about to perform on London’s West End in ‘Doctor Who Time Fracture’.
Ruaraidh Murray is one of the BBC’s Scottish Voices 2020/21. Critically acclaimed shows Big Sean, Mikey and Me, Bath Time and Boxman (Diana Rigg Edfringe Award) and plays Allie (BBC Scriptroom Drama Finalist) and The Club premiered at Gilded Balloon Edfringe 2012-16, toured Scotland, England, Vault Festival, Park Theatre London and Under St. Marks Theater New York. His acting credits include award-winning feature Night Bus (BFI LFF Official Selection), Trainspotting (UK Tour), Borgia (Netflix) and Bob Servant (BBC).
Jonathan Cook has run Hobson’s Studio in London for over twenty years.
‘Ruaraidh Murray’s play, Allie has real flair, terrific energy and a memorable performance from brilliant young Scottish actress, Megan Shandley’ ★★★★ SCOTSMAN
‘Huge promise that could be effortlessly transferred to TV.’ ★★★★ STAGE
‘Quentin Tarantino meets Irvine Welsh’ ★★★★ SCOTSMAN
‘Murray’s bravura performance’ ★★★★ METRO
‘Firecracker of a show’ ★★★★ HERALD