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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. 

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The L.A. Commandments is Gillian Duffy’s debut novel.

Joanne Kavanagh and best friend Suzie pack their bags and swap dreary, depressing Dublin for the cool Californian coast. Both are determined to start a new life in the land of opportunity, leaving behind the recession and their complicated families.
They make a pact at the airport to stick religiously to the ‘LA Commandments’, a list of ten ‘Thou Shalt Nots’ for their new life in LA, including ‘Thou Shall Not Fall in Love,’ but when Jo befriends sexy, shy musician Marc, and Suzie falls for womanizing bar-man Chris, not only are the commandments at risk of being broken, but also the girls’ hearts…
With all California has to offer — sunshine, shopping, killer nightlife, and drop-dead-gorgeous men — will the girls stay faithful to the LA Commandments
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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.

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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’ (
‘The standout show of the 2016 Fringe’ (Telegraph).
‘Buckets of charm and hilarity; Gary’s a joyous revelation’ (Graham Norton).