Mid-tour of the new Scottish musical, Bingo, Jo Freer stopped by for a cuppa and a chat. Join Jo and Brian in this Putting it Together podcast as they discuss what happens when you don’t get the lead role (and you’re five years old), touring America and, of course, dobber choreography.
THE FRAGILITY of female friendship, the sense of loss when babies arrive on the scene, the ticking of the biological clock . . .
There are a full house of themes contained in Bingo, a new comedy musical that’s set to appear in Glasgow.
And actress Jo Free is loving the chance
GOOD NEWS BINGO! FANS – Betty has news for you!
Due to overwhelming demand in Glasgow we have added an EXTRA performance of Bingo! on Saturday 14 April at 2pm.
The evening performances are almost sold out – check with the TRON BOX OFFICE for latest availability and returns.
So don’t delay –
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go into rehearsals for “Bingo!” to shadow the Director, Jemima Levick. The placement came about after I applied for the Stellar Quines Board Pioneer position last year. In my application I mentioned that it was a long term goal of mine to have my own theatre company so Stellar Quines got in touch to say that, although the position had been filled, they would like to help me any way they could in continuing my professional development. Read more
Unfortunately for reasons beyond our control Monday 12 March performance of Bingo! has been cancelled.
LAST week’s unprecedented snowmaggedon may have caused Edinburgh to resemble a ghost town in what was pretty much a locked-down country, with shops and schools closing early, and public transport at a minimum. Anyone frequenting Meadowbank retail park, however, will be aware that at least one institution remained open for business. That was the local bingo hall, whose regular patrons can be found day and night taking a breather in-between games, usually shrouded in a fug of cigarette smoke. Read more
Two Scottish theatre companies are collaborating in new musical comedy which is touring the country.
Grid Iron and Stellar Quines theatre companies come together to create Bingo!, a new musical comedy empowering women, writes Stacey Wylie.
Starring both stage and screen names including Louise McCarthy from ScotSquad and Two Doors Down, Wendy Seagar, Barbara Rafferty from River City and Rab C Nesbitt, Jo Freer, Darren Brownlie and Still Game’s Isa, Jane McCarry, Bingo! includes an original soundtrack by Alan Penman. Read more
EYES down for a full house… Every week more than two million women pour into local bingo halls across the UK, each hoping for that all elusive life-changing call.
Daniella’s one of those women. Except she isn’t just hopeful. She’s desperate. She needs Lady Luck to smile down on her tonight. She’s done a bad thing. No, a really bad thing and if her card doesn’t have those winning numbers, she’s going to have to resort to desperate measures. That’s the premise of Bingo!, Read more
The team behind new musical drama Bingo!, about a group of women hoping their numbers come up, are aiming to hit the jackpot themselves Bring together Grid Iron Theatre, Edinburgh’s brilliant specialists in site-specific performance, and Stellar Quines, Scotland’s top theatre company led by and focused on women, and what might you expect them to come up with? A show with a strong awareness of the spaces in which human beings live out the drama of their lives, certainly; and one, maybe, which looks at a place where women gather, and men – with a few exceptions – do not. Read more
This year we mark International Women’s Day by Premiering our new musical comedy Bingo! at Assembly Hall in Edinburgh.
Co-produced with Grid Iron, an award winning theatre company run by two amazing women, we bring an amazing ensemble to the stage featuring some of the most talented women in Scottish theatre. Read more
Despite a stellar effort from the cast and crew #thebeastfromtheeast has impacted on our Bingo! tech and rehearsal time. So we can ensure you see the best of Bingo! we have cancelled this week’s Preview on the 6th March. Please join us for the Preview on the 7th or any
Ruth is Daniella’s best pal, she’s a new (and slightly stressed out) Mum! Will a night at the bingo help her relax? Not with this lot!
Our exciting new co-production Bingo! starts on the 8th March in Edinburgh at Assembly Festival, then tours Scotland until 21 April.
Tour dates and booking info
- Submissions for Letters to…my period are now closed
- A Letter to… my period
- Stellar Quines & PiPA Coffee Morning – 23 August
- Watch Now – A Letter to…a woman who brings me hope in the dark
- Parents in Performing Arts Coffee Mornings at Fringe Central