2011 Edinburgh Fringe

Direct Devitt: Mammy

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Direct Devitt: Mammy. Image shows from L to R: Sharon Rooney, Vivien Taylor. Copyright: BBC

Come and join the madness that is Direct Devitt! Join Anna Devitt (Lee Mack), Vivien Taylor (A Spanking in Paradise), Sharon Rooney (Harry Hill), Katrina Lamont (National Theatre of London & Scotland), Fiona Chapman (EK REP & We Were Here) & Laura McLaughlin (MEDEA) on this comedy tale of one woman on a misson. (Well she would be if she could get rid of her four daughters!) Written by Cathie Devitt.

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Date Time Venue
6th Aug 17.00 Subway
7th Aug 17.00 Subway
8th Aug 17.00 Subway
9th Aug 17.00 Subway
10th Aug 17.00 Subway
11th Aug 17.00 Subway
12th Aug 17.00 Subway
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18th Aug 17.00 Subway
19th Aug 17.00 Subway
20th Aug 17.00 Subway

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Direct Devitt: Mammy is a comedy drama production with an all female Scottish cast. The show was written by Cathie Devitt, produced by Anna Devitt and Cassandra Devitt and includes an extremely talented cast!

The original idea was that they would all pull their strengths together to produce something that they enjoyed and that others would relate to and have a giggle at! On the 1st of April 2011, for one night, the show made its debut for Magners International Comedy Festival and was a sell out!

Then it was asked to go 'Down South' to the Henley Fringe Trust 2011... The show was partly re-cast and re-vamped with sections of the original show integrated with new material written by the cast and creative team. It was a great success! This year's Edinburgh Fringe will see the original story of Mammy at 5pm every night from the 6th-20th of August at Base Nightclub (Venue 56) on The Cowgate.

Mammy is a reminder to appreciate your mother and that she existed before you were even thought of... A story of a woman on a mission... if she ever gets rid of her four daughters!

The Cast

Anna Devitt as Roy: Anna has been up and down the UK in the past year with her comedy routines. After getting to the semis of Scottish Comedian she has fire in her belly, which you may have seen on the Lee Mack's All Star Cast show in 2011. Anna has two shows and numerous appearances this year at the Fringe. Anna is playing Roy... Roy is... well... ah... You'll see!!!!!!

Fiona Chapman as Mammy: Fiona is one of the in-house directors of East Kilbride Rep. Straight after the Fringe she will be involved in Be My Baby. Her credits include We Were Here and further productions with the Citizens Theatre. She plays a huge part of East Kilbride Rep and performs every six weeks! Fiona is playing Mammy... will she live happily ever after?

Katrina Lamont as Camilla (week 2): Fresh off touring Girl-X with National Theatre of Scotland Katrina is making her own debut at the Fringe this year, her credits include The Citizens Theatre, National Theatre of London & Scotland. Katrina plays Camilla, a bi-polar type character with some amazing one liners!

Laura Margaret McLaughlin as Camilla (week 1): Laura gained her BA in Performance and has kept busy ever since! She is a trained dance teacher and has her own Drama School: Laura McLaughlin's School of Dramatics. Her credits include A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Medea & she has had the pleasure of working with Paulo Nutini.

Vivien Taylor as Oolong: Vivien has an MA (Hons) in Film and TV and Theatre from the University of Glasgow and has played everything from junkies to princesses! Her credits include Outpost: Black Sun, CBBC's Hedz and A Spanking in Paradise which is to be released in America and the UK this summer! Vivien is playing Oolong who Vivien says is a bit like an exaggerated version of herself!

Sharon Rooney as Sencha: Sharon has her BA Hons in Acting from Hull and has been touring up & down the UK since 2009. Sharon's credits are a long list but highlights are: Harry Hill & The Steamie. Sharon is making her debut at the Fringe and is also performing her own stand-up routine of songs and banter throughout the Festival. Sharon is playing Sencha, a mixed up lady with some serious issues!

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