ABOUT

Half • Wits is a new theatre company brought together by professionals and enthusiasts of the arts and marked its first solo production with The Odd Couple.

After working  on a variety of productions  for other companies including the sell-out successes Glengarry Glen Ross with Strathclyde theatre group, Rope and Reasons to Be Pretty, Gary Hurr and Aaron Pennie decided it was time to branch out and start their own company. 

Gary Hurr

Gary trained at Strathclyde University’s drama school and made his debut in Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure, in 2010. Since then he has appeared in numerous productions, including Hamlet, Beyond The Rainbow and directed and took the titular role in Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell, staged as part of the 2015 Glasgow International Comedy Festival. 

Recently he has directed Glengarry Glen Ross and Rope. He has appeared in a number of TV and film productions including Outlander and River City. Gary is the co-founder of Half.Wits Theatre Company

 

Aaron studied acting at Strathclyde universities drama class starting with small shows with fellow friends and actors and since then has appeared with a number of companies across the west of scotland and has been involved with STG since 2016 directing Reasons to be Pretty and producing Glengary Glen Ross and Rope. 

Previously, Aaron has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with Neil Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’ and acting credits have included ‘Green Julia,’ ‘Autobahn,’ ‘Table Manners and Vladimir in Waiting for Godot 2019. 

Aaron also produces and hosts the theatre podcast The Buzzword.

You can also visit his photography portfolio at: 

Aaron Pennie

Kristopher Curran

Kristopher Curran is an Irish-born actor, raised in the Scottish Highlands, before moving to Glasgow where he studied acting for three years. He most recently played Estragon in Waiting For Godot, Brandon in STG’s production of Rope in 2017, Greg in Neil La Bute’s Reasons to be Pretty, James Lingk in Glengarry Glen Ross and Bottom in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. 

Kristopher can also be seen in the award winning film Flamingo by Director Bryan M. Ferguson. 

Stewart MacDougall

 

Stewart got involved with acting  at the age of 13 by attending a video course at Scottish Youth Theatre’s Summer Festival, taking part in street theatre and loved it! He took a break from acting to study, but caught the bug again in evening classes at Strathclyde University in 2008 - where he met his wife! Since then Stewart has acted in various companies, previous acting credits include The Winter’s Tale,Table Manners,

Allo’ Allo’, Glengarry Glen Ross and Rope

Thomas Gemmell

Thomas is a teacher of Drama and Media, with a background in corporate training and teaching, has acted, produced, directed and toured with his theatre company TheatreFusion, is the writer of The Gunpowder Plot (find it on Amazon), The Whitechapel Murders (which premiered at Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon Music Hall in 2006), and The Dark Ladies. He has been writing the opening chapter of his fantasy novel “Mercy” for at least 12 years.

Directing credits include: The Wedding Singer, Rock of Ages, Sunshine on Leith, All Shook Up and Calamity Jane, for ACAOS and directed The Odd Couple for Half Wits Theatre

Jade Kelly

A recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Acting course at New College Lanarkshire, Jade has recently been on stage with The odd couple as Cecily pigeon. Previously she has acted in Rope with STG and when she appeared as Elbow in Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.” Other previous roles include Judy in Lanford Wilson’s, “Balm in Gilead,” and Lottie in, “Trojan Barbie,” by Christine Evans.

Richard Craig

Richard Craig’s first production with Strathclyde Theatre Group (STG) was in 1979 at the original drama centre on Ingram Street. Working with the company continually until their 1992 production of ‘Wuthering Heights’. Previous STG performances include The Narrator in Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin’s Tongues and Petruchio in Taming of the shrew, Shelley Leven in Glengarry Glen Ross and as Rupert Cadell in Rope. He has recently been studying acting techniques at the Citizen’s Theatre, and appeared in their 2016 production of This Restless House.

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