Last Updated on 25th February 2016
Big Sean, Mikey and Me, a darkly comic one-man show written and performed by Edinburgh-born actor Ruaraidh Murray and directed by Paul Robinson, will have its London debut in 2015, playing as part of the Vault Festival from 4 – 8 February.
Big Sean, Mikey and Me is the story of Ruaraidh, his imaginary friend Sean Connery and his childhood pal, rough diamond, Mikey and their adventures through the streets of Edinburgh that tourist guides omit…
Big Sean, Mikey and Me had great success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, with a sell-out run and five -star reviews. The Gilded Balloon toured the show in Scotland in 2013. Ruaraidh has since had sell-out successes at the Festival, with the critically acclaimed shows Bath Time (2013), and Boxman (2014) both of which also enjoyed sell-out runs and five/four star reviews.
Ruaraidh was born and raised in Stockbridge in Edinburgh and went on to study acting at The Oxford School of Drama. He was a member of the Traverse Theatre and Royal Court Theatre young writers groups, and his theatre acting credits include the 10 year stage revival of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting (No.1 UK Tour), Tom Kempinski’s High Jumpers (New End Theatre) and Jimmy Barr’s Disintegration and We’re All Doing Time (Union Theatre).
Ruaraidh’s film/TV acting credits include: feature film New Town Killers, Irvine Welsh’s The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs, BBC’s Sea of Souls, Dalziel and Pascoe, ITV’s Lenny Blue, C4’s Sword of Honour. Ruaraidh recently acted with Brian Cox in BBC comedy Bob Servant Independent. He has a starring role in the British feature film Night Bus directed by Simon Baker which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2014. He can be seen on Netflix starring in Borgia season 3.
Director Paul Robinson is the award winning artistic director of Theatre503, the home of ground-breaking plays, described by the Guardian as “arguably the most important theatre in the Britain today” www.theatre503.com
Ruaraidh and Paul are currently writing the feature film script for Big Sean, Mikey and Me.