I played the part of the Narrator in Charlie Sonata at the Royal Lyceum Theatre. This funny, lyrical, booze-soaked odyssey was a World Premiere professional production by acclaimed Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell. It was directed by Matthew Lenton and designed by Ana Inés Jabares-Pita.
The play is the story of Chick. Chick arrives back in Scotland for a reunion with his old mates Gary and Jackson only to find Gary’s daughter has been the victim of a life-changing car accident. The antiseptic smell of the wards, the relentless beep of the life support and the sterile hospital bed contrast sharply in Chick’s eye with the young wild-haired girl lying there unconscious; inspiring this downtrodden man to embark on a quest to save her life.
With redemptive purpose Chick wades out into the city night and amidst the swaying revellers, the streetlights and the scream of sirens he searches for an answer – a gutter-bound dreamer looking at the stars.