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25th Anniversary Revue

Wednesday 31st October, 8pm – 11pm BOOK TICKETS HERE Join BOP and friends at our 25th Anniversary Revue to celebrate 25 years of the company and to raise money for our young artist’s development work. We have had a fantastical year and want to have a get together with all our friends and supporters to […]

BOP turns 25 – August: Alasdair Gray

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Alasdair Gray is one of Scotland’s most prolific and iconic creatives. As an author he has written book, plays and poetry – his totemic novel […]

BOP turns 25 – July: Tina McGeever

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Tina McGeever was an Arts Development Officer for Strathclyde and South Lanarkshire Authorities, before she became involved in Birds of Paradise, directing Working Legs (1998), […]

BOP turns 25 – June: Laurence Clark

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is.   Laurence Clark is an internationally-acclaimed comedian, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy. His observational, political stand-up and filmed stunts demonstrate the endearing naivety […]

My Left/Right Foot: development week

With the hustle of crowded Edinburgh pavements, thick with underpaid comics making witty comments about your favourite jacket in the hope of attracting you to their show not far away, the team at BOP thought we should probably stop stuffing ourselves with leftover cake from the parliament reception, pull ourselves away from episodes of QI […]

BOP turns 25 – May: Morven Gregor

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Morven Gregor was the Artistic Director of BOP from 2004 – 2012. During that time she pioneered new approaches to our outreach work and directed […]

25th anniversary at the Scottish Parliament

On the 22nd of March 2018 we were very lucky to be able to celebrate our 25th anniversary in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Patrick Harvie – leader of the Scottish Green Party. Guests invited to the event included Members of Scottish Parliament, people from the theatre industry, people from disability […]

BOP turns 25 – April: Caroline Parker

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Caroline Parker MBE is a deaf actor and the UKs best signing singer. She accompanied Beverly Knight’s rendition of I Am What I Am at […]

BOP turns 25 – March: Mick Duke

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we have been in conversation with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. Mick Duke was involved in BOP Theatre at the very early stages and directed two of the first productions Dougal Graham (1991) and Borderland (1992). […]

BOP turns 25 – February: Amy Conachan

BOP is turning 25 this year – to celebrate we’re releasing a new film each month with with some of the key figures who have helped to make the company what it is. This Valentines Day we hear from Amy Conachan, Amy started her acting career with BOP, playing Laura in our saucy romantic comedy […]

Creative Scotland funding reinstated

Creative Scotland reinstates Birds of Paradise’s Regular Funding Birds of Paradise Theatre Company are relieved to learn that Creative Scotland have reinstated our company’s RFO funding – particularly during our 25th anniversary year – allowing us to continue to advocate, celebrate and promote disability in the creative sector. We want to thank our colleagues, friends […]

A fond farewell to Garry Robson

On this – the final day of January 2018 – we’re announcing that Garry Robson is leaving BOP after five years as one of our Artistic Directors. His work for the company has had an incredible impact on theatre in Scotland – most recently as director of The Tin Soldier, our show for young people […]

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