Ross MacKay


Theatre director, magician, puppeteer – the list seems endless. It’s Ross MacKay, a brilliant human and a prolific talent, who makes considerable effort to get to my wee studio and chat for an hour. Big thanks to Ross for doing it. I think the promise that it would be the christmas “special” was part of the lure…

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Jo Clifford


Jo Clifford was at one time something of a lone wolf; the only openly trans playwright in the UK theatre scene. Now, thankfully, she is a leading figure in a vibrant and growing community and this season she revives her hugely successful one-woman play, The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven. We sat down at Jo’s Leith home to talk theatre, politics and just plain old being human.

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Douglas Maxwell


A “garret playwright”, Douglas Maxwell has written in his own unusual way (i.e. – mostly unsolicited) for over twenty years and boasts The Whip Hand, Fever Dream: Southside and Charlie Sonata among his many successes. We talk about being an artist, being a “success” and the ever-present imposter syndrome.

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Cristian Ortega


Star of the soon-to-be-released film “Beats”, Cristina Ortega is currently appearing in “Wendy and Peter Pan”, at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre and I managed to catch up with him to talk books, plays, not passing exams and the “corporate rave scene”. Big thanks to Cristian for taking the time to chat with me, and to you for listening!

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