Outlander - The Musical
Based on the novel
Music by Kevin Walsh
Lyrics by Mike Gibb
music & lyrics by
The Outlander music
by Kevin Walsh and lyrics by Mike Gibb bring to life the emotions evoked by Ms. Gabaldon’s
passionate writing, all the pivotal scenes from Outlander are captured in the musical.
started on stage at the grand old age of 16 with Dundee Operatic Society (DOS) with whom she has played many principal roles over the years such as Nancy in
Oliver, Minnie-Fay in Show Boat, Adelaide.
in Guys & Dolls and Millie in
Thoroughly Modern Millie. Sue has also had the privilege of working alongside playwright Mike Gibb playing the part of Grace on four occasions during 2005 - 2007 in theatres across Scotland in his musical play
Five Pound & Twa Bairns and Barbara in
Sunday Morning on Dundee Law
which Kevin Walsh wrote the music for. She has also been in the
The Steamie playing Doreen in 2002 and again in 2004. Sue has recently enjoyed playing the ‘mad’ role of Helen for the second time, working with the cast of
The Berries – Twa an’ a Half Pence a Pund, written by her husband Dundee author, poet and playwright Gary Robertson.
Robertson plays Claire Fraser
|Edinburgh born actor and singer,
has worked extensively in various musical and theatrical productions all over the UK since graduating with distinction from drama school in 2006.
In 2009, he had the distinct honour of being cast as 'Scotland's favourite son', poet Robert Burns in
Ae Fond Kiss: The Life and Loves of Robert
for which he received critical acclaim. This included recording his first ever 'Original Cast Recording CD' which has been useful experience for his work on
Outlander - The Musical.
He has also recently been involved in a modern day re-telling of the legend of King Arthur, playing the Macchiavelian war monger Sir Breunor. The play had it's World Premiere in 2009 at the Edinburgh Fringe and is currently being re-rehearsed for an open air run in a castle in September. It is then likely to be touring all over the UK in 2011.
Allan is absolutely delighted to have joined the Outlander universe and hopes he can live up to the expectations and fluttering hearts that Jamie's words have set over the years – if all else fails, he is at least a 6'4" redhead who regularly wears a kilt and whose nose is slightly too long...so at least he's got that part of Jamie covered!
|Ross Croll is from Dundee, Scotland. He started Highland Dancing at the age of 5 and went on to also study tap ballet and jazz. He won the Scottish National Championship for Highland Dancing in 2003.
Ross studied at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance from 2002-03 and went on to then study Modern Musicianship from 2003-04.
In 2004, Ross toured with the BBC Northern Ireland, Straightforward Productions and a show by John Anderson called
On Eagles Wing. He has also appeared on television on
X-S, BBC Alba and Nickelodeon. Since his tour in 2004 Ross was also approached by Sky 1 to appear in a TV show and was also asked to take part in Channel 4's
Ross lived and worked in London for a short time and
modeled with a photography studio there before returning home to Dundee. He now carries on his singing and dancing with several groups across the city. He is still competing in Championships with Highland Dancing and hopes to carry on his career for some time yet.
Ross plays Frank Randall, Captain Jack
Randall and Sir Marcus MacRannoch
|Michelle has worked with several companies including,
KnifeEdge Productions, The International Theatre for Children and
The Royal Lyceum. Her theatre credits include, Audrey in
Little Shop of Horrors, Serena in Fame and Sally Bowles in
Michelle has also played the role of Lorraine in Mike Gibb’s
Lest We Forget with Aberdeen Performing Arts and subsequently Red Rag Theatre when it toured Scotland in May 2009. Television credits include,
Roughnecks (BBC) Ghost Castles of Great Britain
(Ardent Productions), Grounded (BBC Scotland), and numerous commercials. In January 2010 Michelle travelled to America to play the title role in
Geilie Duncan and Jenny Murray
|In a previous life Kevin
was a software project manager who traveled
all over the world trying to make a disparate bunch of software developers do something other than play games when his back
was turned. He finally saw the light and decided to do what he’d wanted to do all along and write music. Unexpectedly he’s also found himself playing the role of Robert Burns in various places since
plays Dougal MacKenzie and Ian Murray.
chorus sung by sisters Cait and Annie Lennox
|Annie has been competing
in the annual World Burns Federation competition since 2006 and has won gold medals for both Recitation and singing at the North of Scotland Finals on numerous occasions and has gone on to win gold, silver and bronze medals in the National Finals in both disciplines.
She won the Junior Doric Verse at Strichen in 2010 and shared the BBC Scotland Rosebowl for excellence in traditional culture with her sister Cait and has also been nominated for young entertainer of the year
Cait has been competing
in the World Burns Federation annual competition since 2005 in recitation, instrumental and singing. She has won the gold medal at the North of Scotland Finals every year and has gone on to win a gold medal in the finals every year but one. She sang at the official Parliamentary Burns Supper on Burns night 2007 at the Scottish Parliament and also sang and recited at the Burns supper at the Scottish Office in Whitehall in 2009
She won the Scots Verse and Traditional Ballad Junior sections At Strichen in 2009 and was awarded a shield for the most promising young musician. In 2010 she won the Junior Ballad and Junior Bothy Ballad and shared the BBC Scotland Rosebowl for excellence in traditional culture with her sister Annie. She has been nominated for young entertainer of the year.
Cait and Annie both sing with the Inspire Choir and have performed in venues such as the Madeline and the Conservatoire in Paris and at Edinburgh Castle and Duff House in Scotland as invited guests of the Scottish First Minister, Alex
They recently started a band called CAFI who arrange Scots songs on cello, fiddle, recorder and voice. They won the Aberdeen Music Festival Open Scots Instrumental section in 2010 and also won the trophy for the best Scottish Instrumentalists of the festival.
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Just wanted to let you know that the CD arrived safe and sound last week
and I have been listening to it constantly ever since - I love it! The
songs have a way of sticking in your brain (in a good way!) and I am
driving my kids mad in the car, singing "Falling" "I Am Ready", etc, etc
:-). Say The Words is beautiful but with those haunting
lyrics, almost too painful to listen to. I find the song in my head
hours after last having listened to it.
My favourite song is probably "Falling", for both the lyrics and tune.
I wish you every success with "Outlander The Musical".