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King of Scotland is an award-winning, dark comedy and a free adaptation of Gogol's A Diary of a Madman. Long-term unemployed Jamesie McMillan joins a government-funded retraining scheme 'Up The Ladder'. Cited as a shining example of the government's employment policies and chosen for a media profile, Tommy is taken on by the Department of Upward Mobility. The department gets more than they bargained for, however, when they discover just how far up the ladder Tommy is expecting to go. Featuring trouserless bankers, talking dogs, flying taxis and a razor-sharp parody of the workings of politics, King of Scotland is an outrageous Fringe First-winning monologue.



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King Of Scotland is Iain Heggie's theatre adaptation of Diary Of A Madman by Gogol. It has been performed previously by Brian Pettifer, Gerard Kelly and Jonathan Watson.


Other work for theatre includes Wholly Healthy Glasgow, American Bagpipes, An Experienced Woman Gives Advice, Wiping My Mothers Arse, Tobacco Merchants Lawyer, Queen of Lucky People and his new play Heterophobia! Other adaptations include The Don (from Molier's Don Juan) When My Mother Married My Uncle (from Hamlet) and The Lower Depths (from Gorky's play.). Iain Heggie is currently researching amateur football and the work of outsourcing. companies. He is working on a film and two novels.



Liam Brennan - Jamsie


Directed by Barry Robertson

Edited by Barry Robertson

Engineered by Stevie Bull


Liam Brennan


In the Press



Hiding in a rented room in Cornwall Fiona has run away from the events that took place six weeks ago.  Now that the government has found her and is in questioning will we find out what caused the mysterious death of her husband, son and sister-in-law? Why did she run?  Who is to blame? Winner of the Scott Salver award 2018

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