Catching up with Grant O’ Rourke

download-1I lost saw Grant O’ Rourke live at The Gilded Balloon in Jockey Wilson Said for Fringe Festival in Edinburgh during the summer of 2017. Great one man show. That fall Season 3 of Outlander aired and we said goodbye to Rupert after the Battle of Culloden. So just what has Grant been up to in the last year or so. A great bit of stage work, and recently, working with The Lyceum to promote youth in theatre. If you haven’t kept up with some of the austerity measures in the UK, many schools and other arts outlets for students have had funding yanked. So just like in the US and other countries, conservatives are hitting the arts.

Grant has been busy with stage in the last year plus, with what looks like some fun roles:

2018, StageClarke/DirkWHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OFTraverse Theatre,
2018, StageSir GeorgeTHE BELLE’S STRATAGEMRoyal Lyceum EdinburghTony Cownie
2018StageKing KeichKING KEICHOran MorPaul Brotherson
2018StageActor 2BALLYTURKTron TheatreAndy Arnold

2019StageOrgonTARTUFFEOran MorTony Cownie

Rupert has also done a bit of Television other than Outlander, while it’s 2016, still it’s a show that’s been running in the UK for a while, and you can catch on Brit Box in the US, In Plain Sight, playing DS Wilson. Plays with another Alum, Douglas Henshaw. In Plain Sight is a true story based on one of Scotland’s earliest known serial killers. Henshaw is currently playing in Shetland Season 5, airing now. If you are in the UK, you should be watching.

So keep an eye out on his Twitter feed for new adventures.

The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Scottish Talent fund

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