Curtain Up Tony Roper Pays Visit To National Library Scotlands

Monday, 22 February 2010

Acclaimed Scottish actor and writer, Tony Roper, attended a special viewing of the National Library of Scotland's Curtain Up - 40 Years of Scottish Theatre exhibition in Edinburgh last week.

 

An original extract from Tony Roper's hand-written script for The Steamie, a play which centres around women working in a Glasgow washhouse in the 1950s, is one of the many impressive pieces that feature within the exhibition.

 

 

Amongst the wealth of other theatre memorabilia, props and costumes on display are the gold 3-piece costume worn by Alan Cumming in 'The Bacchae'; John Byrne's original 'pop-up book' stage set for  'The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil ' as well as pictures of Scottish acting talent, including Siobhan Redmond, David Tennant, Brian Cox and Una McLean.

 

Curtain Up - 40 Years of Scottish Theatre first opened to the public in December last year and will be on display at the National Library of Scotland until May 3.

 

For more information visit http://www.nls.uk/

 

Picture shows: Tony Roper, writer of 'The Steamie', sitting next to an extract from his original script which is part of the Curtain Up - 40 Years of Scottish Theatre at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. ..(Photograph: Richard Scott/MAVERICK)

 

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