Suse that in crowd?

Star pops in onS­cott Kyle’s show

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations - Dou­glas Dickie

Ruther­glen ac­tor Scott Kyle couldn’t be­lieve it when a very spe­cial guest ap­peared at his Fringe show last week.

The 32-year-old for­mer Stonelaw pupil is ap­pear­ing in Fin­nish pro­duc­tion ‘Lo­ranga, Masarin and Dar­tan­jang’, a kids play from Ace Pro­duc­tions.

At a per­for­mance last week, he was de­lighted to see singer Su­san Boyle drop in to check out the show.

Scott and Su­san are friends through Scott’s job at the Re­gal Theatre in Bath­gate.

And the for­mer Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent con­tes­tant cer­tainly ap­peared to get into the spirit of things as she did an im­pres­sion of a tiger for the play.

Scott said: “It was a bit sur­real ac­tu­ally.

“I al­ways re­mem­ber some­thing Charles, the chair at the Re­gal said to me once, that in an in­ter­view, David Wal­liams had said Su­san was prob­a­bly the most fa­mous woman in the world for a while.

“To put that into con­text, we are do­ing a wee play in Ed­in­burgh, pre­par­ing to go out and then there is an in­ter­na­tional su­per­star in the au­di­ence.

“Ob­vi­ously it’s a kids show so there’s a lot of in­ter­ac­tion and she was get­ting right into it.

“There’s a wa­ter fight and she got soaked and one of my char­ac­ters is a thief, so I changed the script to say I had stolen this run­ners-up medal from Su­san Boyle, and I heard her laugh­ing.

“She came to meet the cast af­ter­wards and that was a big deal for these guys. They got their pic­tures taken with her and lots of peo­ple were go­ing up ask­ing for au­to­graphs.”

While not hob- knob­bing with mu­si­cal roy­alty, Scott has been per­form­ing ev­ery day while also con­tin­u­ing in his role as ar­tisitic di­rec­tor at the Re­gal.

It’s been a gru­elling few weeks, but Scott in­sists he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We’re on un­til Au­gust 31,” he says.

“I’m fin­ish­ing in Ed­in­burgh at 1pm and then go­ing straight to Bath­gate, but when you get a chance to per­form, you take it.

“The money I’ve made, I was able to get some new head shots done and through that I’ve got an au­di­tion for TV.

“Ob­vi­ously, this is an early show, so it’s the first time I’ve ever been to the Fringe and had to be sen­si­ble, but it’s been great fun.

“The Fin­nish Gov­ern­ment are putting on three shows and have in­vested £250,000 in them. When we did How to Make a Killing in Bol­ly­wood, we had a bud­get of £10,000, and it was the same with Billy and Tim.”

While Scott is un­likely to pick up any awards for his mul­ti­ple roles in ‘Lo­ranga, Masarin and Dar­tan­jang’, his per­for­mance was praised by Stage mag­a­zine, who gave him the best ac­tor ti­tle in 2010.

They said his grumpy Scot­tish next door neigh­bour char­ac­ter was “glo­ri­ous.”

He said: “It’s nice they’ve come out to a chil­dren’s show and no­ticed me.”

Lo­ranga, Masarin and Dar­tan­jang is on at the Plea­sance Dome in Ed­in­burgh un­til Au­gust 31. Go to www. plea­sance. co. uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

Fringe friends Scott Kyle catches up with Su­san Boyle at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe

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