Rope – Run 14th-18th November 2017

Review of Rope in June and Winter

Our darkly comic thriller Rope opened on Tuesday 14th November and it runs until Saturday 18th November. Ticket can be bought here: Websters Theatre, Glasgow

Loosely based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case, two university students, Wyndham Brandon and (in our version) Charlotte “Granno” Granillo, murder fellow student Ronald Kentley as an expression of their Nihilistic intellectual superiority. They hide Kentley’s body in a chest and invite his friends and family round for a party, using the chest as a table. 

It was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, and the real life murder case was also filmed as Compulsion.

Directed by Gary Hurr, produced by Aaron Robert Pennie and stage managed by Stacy Nicholson.


Wyndham Brandon – Kristopher Curran

Charlotte Granillo – Eveline Novak

Sabot – Sara Hamilton

Sir Johnstone Kentley – Neil Anderson

Kenneth Raglan – Stewart Macdougall

Leila Arden – Jade Kelly

Mrs Debenham – Jenny Ryall

Rupert Cadell – Richard Craig

Ronald Kentley – Aaron Robert Pennie



Rope: Audition Notice

(Buy Tickets Here)

This November STG will be staging the darkly brilliant Rope, by Patrick Hamilton, written in 1929 and loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case, and we’re looking for a cast !

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Murder is an art.

There is no such thing as the perfect murder. Or is there? Join us this autumn for a night of mystery, intrigue and plots in a production inspired by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

When two wealthy students, Brandon and Granillo, plot and commit the ‘perfect crime’ to prove their intellectual superiority, the arrogance of the thrill killers gradually comes undone as they invite family and friends for a dinner party with a difference.

Set in the era of the Mad Men, come and enjoy a night of smart suits, designer dresses, and razor sharp dialogue. Brought to you by Director Gary Hurr (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Producer Aaron Pennie (Reasons To Be Pretty) – this is sure to be a hot ticket for those cool November nights.  ‘Rope’ will be performed at Glasgow’s intimate theatre, Websters, in the heart of the west end from November 14 – 18, 2017.

Cast of Characters:

Brandon – arrogant, superior, aesthete, domineering, athletic. (male, playing age: 20/30s)

Granillo – weak and easily led. Nervous and fidgety. Dominated by Brandon. (male or female, 20/30s)

Kenneth Raglan – a fawning hanger-on. Has a soft spot for Leila Arden. Small part (male, 20/30s)

Leila Arden – demonstrative friend of Brandon and Granillo. Likes being the centre of attention. (female, 20/30s)

Sir Johnstone Kentley – elderly book collector, the father of the murdered man (male, 50/60s or older)

Mrs Debenham – a rather silly, upper class woman. Small part (40s)

Rupert Cadell – an older acquaintance of Brandon and Granillo. Poetic and a dreamer. Gradually unravels the murder plot using old fashioned detective work (male, 30/40/50s)

Sabot – a surly manservant to Brandon and Granillo. Small part (50s)

Ronald Kentley – the murdered student friend of Brandon and Granillo. (non-speaking part, seen briefly at the beginning and end of the play. ) (male, flexible with age range)

Auditions will be held in Glasgow in the week beginning August 28. Rehearsals will be held, initially, twice weekly from early September and the production week is November 13 – 18. Familiarity with RP (accents) would be an advantage.

To book an audition slot please email:


Audition Notice: Reasons To Be Pretty


The next STG production, in association with Aaron Pennie and Gary Hurr, will be Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute in April 2017.

Auditions will be held in a Glasgow venue (to be confirmed) on:

Sunday the 5th February, from 12pm onwards (20 minute slots)

Wednesday the 8th February, 6pm onwards (20 minute slots)

Characters: 2 Male, 2 Female (Age range – late 20’s to early 30’s)

If you’re interested please prepare a 2-3 minute monologue from a contemporary American play. There will also be an opportunity to work shop scenes from the play.


Greg’s tight-knit social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker’s pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph’s lack thereof get back to Steph. But that’s just the beginning. Greg’s best buddy, Kent, and Kent’s wife, Carly, also enter into the picture, and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity, and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question: How much is pretty worth?

Rehearsals start on the week beginning the 20th of February, for two nights a week, depending on cast availability.

STG are a Community Theatre Group and a registered charity: Registered charity number: SC042388

The show is unpaid.

Week of production is 17th to the 22nd of April 2017 at Websters Theatre.

email us for an audition slot at:

Glengarry Glen Ross Cast

The Cast:

Richard Roma – Iain Campbell

Shelly Levene – Richard Craig

David Moss – Aaron Pennie

George Aaronow – Stewart Macdougall

John Williamson – Thomas Gemmell

James Lyngk – Kristopher Curran

Waitress / Baylen – Sasha Macpherson

Blake – Gary Hurr 

 It’s going to be unmissable!!

Audition Notice! Glengarry Glen Ross

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UPDATE : We now have a cast! Thank you to everyone who auditioned. 


Strathclyde Theatre Group invites expressions of interest from actors to appear in its flagship autumn production, David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Gary Hurr, produced by Aaron Pennie, at Websters Theatre, Glasgow from 7 – 10 September 2016.


The ability to speak with a convincing American accent

Availability to attend all required rehearsals starting in late June and then in July and August 2016 (likely commitment is two rehearsals per week initially and more frequent nearer the production dates)

Must be free during production week, September 3 – 10 2016 (evenings)

Comfortable delivering dialogue which some may find offensive (frequent swearing, racial insults etc)

Unpaid work

For the audition:

please prepare a short monologue from a modern American play. You will also be asked to read some scenes from Glengarry Glen Ross and may be asked to work with other actors on some scenes in a workshop type session.

Cast of characters

(some roles are open to both male and female actors, where indicated by M/F). Ages are indicative at this stage and will depend on final casting.

Ricky Roma – the leading salesman, slick, ruthless, charming. Target playing age 30s/40s. (M/F)

Shelley “the machine” Levene – older salesman down on his luck, in a slump and desperate for a return to his glory days. Target playing age 40s/50s/60s.

Dave Moss – volatile, scheming salesman. At odds with Roma throughout. Target playing age 30s/40s/50s.

George Aaronow – nice guy. A salesman who hates his job and the lies he has to tell to succeed. Target playing age – 40s/50s/60s.

John Williamson – the sales office manager. Company man. Hated by all the salesman as he has never done their job. Bureaucrat but willing to bend the rules for personal gain. Target playing age 20s/30s.

James Lyngk – impressionable, friendless client of Roma. Signs up to buy some real estate then changes his mind. Target playing age 30s/40s.

Balen – police officer investigating fraud at the sales office. (M/F). Target playing age 20s/30s/40s.

Blake – ruthless, slick sales director from head office. Delivers a searing indictment of the salesmen during a meeting at the start of the production. (M/F). Target playing age 30s/40s.

Auditions will be held in Glasgow on the following dates:

June 9 (evening)

June 12 (afternoon)

June 16 (evening)



New Show – Glengarry Glen Ross

Here’s the poster for our next full-length show!

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet – a play about desperate real estate agents using ruthless methods to sell subpar properties to naive buyers. Packed full of wit, swearing, and double-dealing.

The tiny Gothics (hour long melodrama/horrors from the Victorian age) are still under construction (keep getting in touch if you’re interested). 

We’ll be putting out an audition notice for Glengarry Glen Ross soon – meanwhile you can already buy tickets!

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New Projects (Spring 2016)


Easter is over – Spring is defiantly in the air – despite the storms – and STG are looking for new projects for the rest of the year and beyond.

If you live in or near Glasgow (in Scotland) you’re welcome to join us – the information you need is here (all you need is enthusiasm and reliability):

And if you have an idea for a show or anything else you’d like us to mull over – drop us a quick email at:

We’re already considering a season of One Act Gothic Melodramas – Dracula, The Murder In The Red Barn, Sweeney Todd, The Body Snatcher’s… that sort of thing – so if you’re interested let us know!