National Theatre of Scotland presents Rantin’ at Paisley Museum.

The National Theatre of Scotland, in association with the Arches, presents  

By Kieran Hurley
Created with Liam HurleyGav PrenticeJulia Taudevin and Drew Wright

Performed by Kieran Hurley, Gav PrenticeJulia Taudevin and Drew Wright


The National Theatre of Scotland, in association with the Arches, presents Rantinpart cosy living room gathering, part play, part gig session. 

“…this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre, where music swirls engagingly, is taut, nuanced and illuminatin’ ” (The Herald) 


Drawing on storytelling, live music and the Scottish folk tradition, Rantin stitches together visions of Scotland’s past with its ever-changing present reality, to reveal the patchwork identity of a nation. Performed in intimate venues, the interweaving of stories and music explores a nation’s plurality of lives, experiences and cultures. 

character from the show is specifically set in the town of each performance and audiences  in Paisley will see local references.

Rantin, was originally presented as part of the Auteurs project, a collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and the Arches, for the 2013 Behaviour festival. The production starts its tour at the Arches in Glasgow and has its final tour performance in Paisley.

Rantin has been created by lauded young theatre- maker, Kieran Hurley, whose award-winning one man show Beats, has recently toured the UK.  Recent shows include Hitch (Arches, Forest Fringe), and Chalk Farm, co-written with AJ Taudevin, (co-produced by Oran Mor and ThickSkin). 

Kieran has worked in close collaboration with his co-performers: musicians Gav Prentice and Drew Wright (aka Wounded Knee) and actor and theatre-maker Julia Taudevin to create this production.

Kieran Hurley says “I’m really excited to be taking Rantin on tour in 2014. We’ve got a great team, and I can’t wait to share the work with audiences across Scotland.”

Rantin is kicking off the National Theatre of Scotland’s Dear Scotland 2014 season of theatre, debate and celebration. The Company is inviting audiences to take part in Dear Scotland, not only by coming to events but also through sharing their thoughts about Scotland in 2014. Audiences in Paisley will be given a postcard with the greeting line, Dear Scotland on which they are encouraged to share their rants and regrets, love letters or break-up sentiments, advice or demands, hopes and dreams, and then to send the postcard back for free to the National Theatre of Scotland. The responses will be interlaced to create a living record of this momentous year.  For more information on this and for other ways to get involved please 

Direction by Kieran Hurley; Set and Costume Design by Lisa Sangster; Sound Design by Matt Padden; Lighting Design by Paul Claydon

Paisley Museum, High Street,  PA1 2BA
Saturday 1 March, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10/£6
Box Office: 0300 300