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Misconception by Bill Dare

World première

A new comedy of moral confusion by Bill Dare, Sony and British Comedy Award winner.

The Supper Room Assembly @George Street -Thurs 5 Aug to Mon 30 August 3.35pm.

In the cast are Siân Reeves (Louise), Toby Longworth (Jimmy) and Stewart Wright (Noel). It is directed by Katie McAleese with design by Francesca Rodrigues, lighting by Michael Nabarro and sound by Andrew Pontzen. Misconception is produced by Jeremy Meadow and associate producer is Sue Birbeck.

Louise is trying to get pregnant without telling her child-phobic husband. The plan goes well until her best friend Noel intervenes… A sharp contemporary satire exploring love, sex, friendship and the rights and responsibilities of twenty-first century parenthood.

It’s impossible to know how many children are born each year without their fathers’ knowledge. Conception fraud – is it ever right to get pregnant without telling your partner?

Siân Reeves was crowned BBC’s ‘Just The Two of Us’ celebrity singing champion with Russell Watson in 2006. She has been in many RSC productions. Earlier this year she was in Cole Porter’s ‘Paris’ at Sadler’s Wells ‘Lost Musicals’ season. Her numerous TV credits include 4 series as Sydney in ‘Cutting It’ with Amanda Holden and Sarah Parish, as Sally Spode in ‘Emmerdale’ and Hannah in ITV’s ‘Hope Springs’. Stewart Wright’s extensive TV appearances include in the Award winning ‘Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story’, ‘Love Soup’ with Tamsin Greig, ‘Bonkers’, ‘Wild West’ with Dawn French and Catherine Tate. Film roles include in ‘Incendiary’ with Michelle Williams and Ewan MacGregor and ‘Bridget Jones’. He was in Howard Davies’s production of ‘All My Sons’ at the National. Toby Longworth is in the recently released ‘Four Lions’ directed by Chris Morris and was in the BBC Award winning ‘Extras’ with Ricky Gervais’ and BBC’s ‘Nighty Night’. He was in the Matthew Warchus RSC production of ‘Hamlet’ and in Michael Boyd’s RSC ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Bill Dare is a writer and comedy producer. He has co-created ‘Talk to the Hand’ with Nina Conti, her new show at the Pleasance this year. The second of Bill Dare’s BBC Radio 4 comedy series ‘The Secret World’ is currently being transmitted. His highly acclaimed comedy ‘Touch’ was at the Pleasance in 2007. His many other credits include creating and producing BBC’s ‘The Mary Whitehouse Experience’, BBC ‘I’ve Never Seen Star Wars’ with Marcus Brigstocke 2009 and BBC ‘Dead Ringers’, Radio 4 and BBC 2. He produced ‘Spitting Image’ and ‘Smith and Jones Bitter and Twisted’. Bill’s novel, Natural Selection, is published by Penguin. Katie McAleese directed ‘Dream of The Dog’ with Janet Suzman at the Finborough and Trafalgar Studios. She was the associate director to Terry Johnson on the Award winning ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory and The Playhouse London.

Supper Room, Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street Edinburgh. Box Office: 0131 623 3030
Thurs 5 – Mon 30 August 3.35pm (Running time 80 mins)
Tickets: 5 & 6 Aug £5 previews. 7, 8, 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 30 Aug: £12.50 (£11.50 concs).
Fri - Sun 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 Aug: £13.50 (£12.50 concs) no perfs Mon 9 & 23 Aug

25 July 2010