Suse that in crowd?
Star pops in onScott Kyle’s show
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