THE NEW COMEDY DRAMA FROM THE WRITER OF THE GHOSTING OF RABBIE BURNS AND CO-WRITER OF THE WEDDING PLANNERS
BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Maureen Parker is a hopeful romantic. She is also 55, twice divorced, single and the owner of ‘Two’s Company’ Matchmaking Agency, a new Dating Service for those who prefer ‘a more traditional approach’ to finding love – aka the local old-school lonely-hearts who think Broadband is a new pop group and mobile dating means holding hands on a stairlift.
Maureen’s been in the business of love for over thirty years, long before texting, swiping and poking became obligatory, but her ‘clients’ are more likely to be on Warfarin than WhatsApp, and the only posting they’re doing is sending their dating disasters into Maureen’s weekly Advice Column in the hope of some romantic rescue.
As Maureen comes to terms with spending another weekend with a bottle of Pink Gin, Alexa’s Top Ten Tearjerkers, and a pile of lonely hopefuls the tide wouldn’t take out, she receives an enquiry that rings a few unexpected bells; her first love, Michael, the one who broke her heart, is back in town…and he’s looking for a date – with her.
But does she want to see Michael again after all these years?
Can she bear to meet him for a coffee in Glasgow, back to where they first met?
And, more importantly, is Maureen ready to stop looking for love for others and find it for herself?
‘Gillian Duffy’s work is beautifully written and laced with humour throughout’ – Into Creative
‘Duffy’s brilliant, compact commentary on Modern Love’ – Dundee Review
‘Gillian Duffy’s writing takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotion’ – Goodreads.com
The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she’d hoped for – the ghost of Rabbie Burns appears to give her some dating advice…and he knows what he’s talking about!
Featuring the great songs and poems of Burns, such as ‘My Love is Like a Red Red Rose’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘Charlie is my Darlin’ and, of course, ‘Auld Lang Syne’, this hilarious comedy proves that love and relationships haven’t changed that much in 200 years after all.
Starring John Kielty and Alyson Orr.
- ‘Gillian Duffy’s writing takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion’ – Goodreads.com
The Wedding Planners
THE HILARIOUS NEW MUSICAL COMEDY
BY GILLIAN DUFFY AND ALYSON ORR
Mairi has her dream job running the ‘I Do’ wedding agency, planning that special day for brides to be all over the country. But it’s not all plain sailing – she has to deal with Bridezillas, wild Hen Nights and making sure there’s always plenty of Prosecco on tap!
Mairi is also fed up being single; she can’t wait to find her Mr Right – she’s on every dating site there is, but she still can’t find her Prince Charming. And to make matters worse, her colleagues Rose and Belle are both in relationships.
As Mairi continues to search for romance, she stumbles upon a secret that threatens to plunge the agency into chaos and ruin everything for an unsuspecting bride to be.
The Wedding Planners is the hilarious girls’ night out you won’t want to miss!
Fancy a Stiff One...
CO- PRODUCED BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Last spotted leaving BBC’s River City in a limo with Claire from Steps – Gary is back at the Fringe following smash-hit runs in 2016/17. Swapping the limo for a hearse, Gary’s taken up a sideline putting the fun in funerals – no, seriously! He is a bona fide funeral celebrant. You’re going to die laughing!
★★★★★ (Sunday Mail).
‘Jam-packed with laughter and song’ (EdinburghReporter.co.uk).
‘The standout show of the 2016 Fringe’ (Telegraph).
‘Buckets of charm and hilarity; Gary’s a joyous revelation’ (Graham Norton).
The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
THE HILARIOUS NEW COMEDY BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Heartbroken author Ariel Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she’d hoped for. The ghost of Rabbie Burns appears to give her some dating advice – and he knows what he’s talking about!
Featuring the great songs and poems of Burns, such as ‘My Love is Like a Red Red Rose’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘Charlie is my Darlin’ and of course ‘Auld Lang Syne’, this hilarious new comedy proves that love and relationships haven’t changed that much in 200 years after all.
Starring James Mackenzie (River City, Raven, Outlander) as Burns.
(based on an original idea by Alyson Orr)
Gillian Duffy is an Irish author, playwright, screenwriter and producer. Her first novel, The LA Commandments, was published in 2011, her short story ‘Dear Joe’ was published in the 2014 Rites of Passage Anthology, London, and she is currently working on her latest novel, Life Script.
Her new comedy play, The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns, opens in Glasgow in January 2019 and tours Scotland for three weeks before its off-Broadway production in 2020.
She is also working on a show about the legendary Jazz singer Peggy Lee and various new comedy dramas for TV. Gillian has devised, produced and directed theatre and live music events in Ireland, California and the UK.
Email Gillian by clicking here
The L.A. Commandments
The L.A. Commandments is Gillian Duffy’s debut novel.
Rites of Passage:
Rights of Womanhood
A SHORT STORY BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Every two years, the submission call is given by RED INK to women from all over the world who have a autobiographical story to share about an important aspect of their life that they believe others should hear.
Rites of Passage, Rights of Womanhood is based on the landmarks and milestones that affected all of the contributors’ personal lives and how they overcame or faced these issues.
Gillian’s short story ‘Dear Joe’ was featured in the 2014 edition.