North ac­tor to fea­ture in Fringe drama

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - LOCALNEWS - BY CHRIS MACLENNAN

The con­tro­ver­sial play Casanova Dream­ing is to fea­ture at this year’s Ed­in­burgh Fringe – with an In­ver­ness ac­tor in one of the key roles.

Creighton King has been handed the role of Che­va­lier de Sein­galt in the drama.

The ac­tor, who has pre­vi­ously ap­peared at the In­ver­ness Mu­si­cal The­atre, is bask­ing in the op­por­tu­nity to play one of his­tory’s most in­ter­est­ing and in­trigu­ing char­ac­ters.

Mr King said: “I have spent the last 18 months de­vel­op­ing my act­ing skills, train­ing at Bris­tol Old Vic the­atre school, Act­ing Out in Ed­in­burgh, and Stage Com­bat Scot­land.

“To be able to bring

“Martin has cre­ated an amaz­ing work”

those skills into this new work at the big­gest drama fes­ti­val in the world, is a dream come true.”

The drama has been writ­ten by Mar tin Fore­man, with the Ed­in­burgh-based writer and direc­tor win­ning this year’s Pit­lochry Fes­ti­val The­atre Short Play Award.

Mr King added: “With Casanova Dream­ing, Martin has cre­ated an amaz­ing work that re­ally gets un­der the skin of the char­ac­ters and chal­lenges how you may think of love, sex and power not just in the 18th Cen­tury but to­day as well.

“It reaches across the years to re­veal the hu­man el­e­ment – or hu­man be­neath the mask – and has great rel­e­vance for us in the 21st Cen­tury as our so­ci­ety strug­gles with reval­u­at­ing the re­la­tions be­tween men and women.”

The first view­ing of the play is to take place on Au­gust 8 at theS­pace on Nid­dry Street, Ed­in­burgh.

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