AN EDINBURGH FRINGE musical conceived
in a Mexican internet café, performed in a portacabin
off George Square and starring a young professional actor
who started out with Tryst is transferring next month to London’s
Over the Threshold was conceived by writer/composer
Christopher Hamilton and has captured five-star reviews since
it opened on August 6.
It stars Kieran Brown (we know him as Barry Brown) who performed
with Tryst in the 1990s in such shows as The Secret
Diary of Adrian Mole and Under Milk Wood.
After its run ends at George 2 Musical Theatre on August
31, Over the Threshold opens in London’s
Jermyn Street Theatre – famed for showcasing new musical
theatre - on September 21 and will run through to October
The London shows could mean a big career breakthrough for
Kieran (30) who plays Tom, an out-of-work actor.
He said: I’m proud to be part of Over the Threshold
and thrilled that we’re moving to London.
“I love doing new musical theatre. It’s important
to support new writing and I also love the challenge of creating
a new part from get-go.”
Kieran is a former member of Falkirk Children’s Theatre,
Falkirk Youth Theatre and Tryst. Since graduating from Glasgow's
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he has taken part
in a number of European musical tours and now spends much
of his time in Vienna.
Added Kieran: "There's only a piano accompanying us
and it's a very simple but effective set. I know I can't really
be objective since I'm involved in the show but the music
is to die for."