Meet the Cast: Treasure island

Our re-imagined production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, written by Ross McKay and co-produced with Visible Fictions, will be staged at Lanternhouse from 29 November to 24 December. Meet the four stars of the show.

Photographed: Anthony O’Neill (top left), Harry Ward (top right), Megan McGuire (bottom left), Stephanie Macgaraidh (bottom right)

Ross McKay
Robbie Stevenson

Anthony graduated from Performing Arts Studio Scotland in 2021. With a particular interest in film and television, he is passionate about pursuing a career in screen acting. He especially enjoys roles that are physically demanding and is enthusiastic about the interplay between music and drama. Born in Dipolog City, Philippines, Anthony has been fortunate to travel from a young age and has ambitions to explore more of the world through his performance work. His favourite role to play so far has been ‘Cameron Burns’ in PASS’s adaptation of Beautiful Burnout.

Harry Ward
Long John Silver

Trained: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Recent Theatre Credits: Celtic The Musical (SECC), Underwood Lane (Tron), Not Now (Òran Mór), Orphans (National Theatre Scotland),Tartuffe (Adelaide Fringe), The Steamie (SECC), What Girls Are Made Of (Raw Material), The Dark Carnival (Vanishing Point), Rhinoceros (The Lyceum, Edinburgh), Music is Torture (Tron, Glasgow/Tromolo Productions), Dick McWhittington(Perth Theatre), Para Handy (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Celtic – The Musical(Alterean Productions / Scottish and Irish tour), Mack the Knife, Moby Dick (Òran Mór), Janis Joplin: Full Tilt (Stratford East, London) and Fever Dream Southside (Citizens, Glasgow).

Television and Radio credits include Trust Me (Red/ITV) Taggart, High Times, Still Game, Waterloo Road, Dr Finlay’s Casebook and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (BBC Radio 4).

Megan McGuire
Storyteller, Squire and many more characters

Megan McGuire is from Glasgow and a graduate of the BA Musical Theatre course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Theatre credits include Gonzalo in “The Tempest” (Tron Theatre), The witch in “Hansel & Gretel ” and Eris in “Sinbad” (tours of the UAE with Kevali Productions); Veluptua in “Treasure Island” (Motherwell Theatre); The Blue Fairy in “Pinocchio” (Geez A Break Productions). Screen credits include Mabel in “Outlander” (Starz);“What teaching taught me” (advert for the Scottish Government). She is also a singer and clarinettist.

Stephanie Macgaraidh
Lots of wonderful characters, including the parrot

Steph is an actor, singer-songwriter and musician from Fife, who graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2018. Having lived in London since graduation, she is thrilled to finally be performing back in the homeland!

Theatre Credits Include: Swing in FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY (UK & Ireland Tour), Gráinne Mhaol/Antonia in THE SEA QUEEN/TWELFTH NIGHT (Gods and Monsters Theatre), Moth/Maria in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Oxford Shakespeare Company)

Other Credits Include: Eilidh in WHAT ARE WE CALLED? (Blotched Ink Productions), Ellory in THE LAST DELIVERY (Westminster Film School), First Witch in MACBETH (award winning audio drama, Almost Tangible).

Treasure Island

Tuesday 29 November – Saturday 24 December


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