STAGE WORK (I did a little research on this topic but this is all I could find)
He was active with the Moray Youth Theatre throughout his childhood and adolescence. (started with them at the age of 11) prior to this he did the odd school play.
His first job was that of the lead actor's understudy in "Oliver!" and went on to do quite a few musical productions with the group hey Kev fans - wanted to share this with you so you can see where it all began. Kevin is on the left, playing Fat Sam in Bugsy Malone - 1985(ish) (Ruth Kirkwood) Moray Youth Theater Jean McIver, the director of Moray Youth Theatre, cast McKidd in his first role in a production of Anne Of Green Gables in Elgin Town Hall in 1987. "Dead Of Night" it was a talent show case. One part read"kevin Mckidd took to the stage for a sketch in which santa is forced at knifepoint to give a punk a job as a YTS christmas helper.." It also mentions you when you played baloo the bare "Bear". (Heather Hatch) i remeber a life time ago being on stage with Kevin at Elgin town hall we were both in the Moray Youth Theatre. I was in Bugsy Malone which was so much fun to do, especially when we got to go and perform at Eden Court for one night only!! I a...lso was in Oliver and Bendigo Boswell. It was a great time in my childhood. (Lisa Illston)
I was one of the first people in my family to go to university, and that was a big thing, but I hated engineering, and after two months stopped going to lectures and joined the Edinburgh University Theatre Company.' After a year McKidd dropped out formally and did three years of drama school at Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University College. boards.hbo.com/blog-entry/Aggripanillas-Blog/Unflappable-Polly-Walker/700000537
1995 During last year of drama school, landed the lead role in "The Silver Darlings" at Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow for the Wildcat Theatre Company, for which he won the Gulliver Award. The Silver Darlings, was staged by Robert Carlyles Rain Dog Theatre Company. www.isabellajarrett.co.uk/izzyreviews.html
1996: RICHARD III (Barbican) Souvenir Programme David Troughton, Robin Nedwell, Michael Siberry, Susan Brown, Diana Coupland, Cherry Morris, John Nettles, Clifford Rose, Victor Spinetti, Simon Chadwick, Kevin McKidd; dir:Steven Pimlott [44pp; 8.25x11.7; cast list, photos, illustrations, articles, biographies etc.; VG] (£5) SOLD www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theatricalia/02rsc/rsc9599.htm
full casts : Programme - Richard III, RSC at the Barbican Centre, London Creator(s):MCKIDD Kevin [Actor]; WHELAN Daniel [Actor]; LLOYD Melissa [Actor]; WHYMPER William [Actor]; NETTLES John [Actor]; FREDERICKSON David [Actor]; TROUGHTON David [Actor]; GALLAGHER Don [Actor]; PIMLOTT Steven [Director]; COUPLAND Diana [Actor]; SPINETTI Victor [Actor]; BIRTWELL Ralph [Actor]; MORRIS Cherry [Actor]; WILLIAMS Ben [Actor]; HOLE Joanna [Actor]; ARNOLD Robert [Actor]; HANNAN Anthony [Actor]; SHAKESPEARE William [Author] 1554 - 1616; BENTALL Paul [Actor]; ROSE Clifford [Actor]; SANDERS Rachel [Actor]; BROWN Susan [Actor]; MAY Roger [Actor]; CARR Jason [Composer]; HOHEISEL Tobias [Designer]; CHADWICK Simon [Actor]; SMITH LANE Jon [Actor]; MORRIS Julian [Actor]; IRVING Daniel [Actor]; FAULKNER Sam [Actor]; GUYETT Lionel [Actor]; LISTER Robert [Actor]; NEDWELL Robin [Actor]; SEALE Orlando [Actor]; SIBERRY Michael [Actor]; www.backstage.ac.uk/cgi-bin/query.pl?view=full_single&query=type%3ditem+and+any%3dbic.br.1039793680
2003 11-13 July - Lloyd Webber’s newest musical The Woman in White Sydmonton Festival - The presentation was a workshop of Act One and included a couple songs from Act Two. A six-piece orchestra was conducted by Simon Lee. The cast included Anne Hathaway ("The Princess Diaries"), Laura Michelle Kelly (Eliza of Trevor Nunn's West End My Fair Lady), Kevin McKidd ("Trainspotting"), Roger Allam ("The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone") and Kevin Colson (Aspects of Love). (2004 sep 15) The buzz has been building on this one ever since last summer, when the first act was unveiled to appreciative audiences at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival: the cast there included Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway and Trainspotting's Kevin McKidd. Neither of them is now on board, but one far bigger star is - namely Michael Crawford, back treading the British boards for the first time since The Phantom of the Opera 18 years ago
Credits Oliver Anne of Green Gables Bugsy Malone Dead Of Night Bendigo Boswell The Bent The Tempest Seek Bevagan Improverts The Silver Darlings Britannicus Richard III The last of the MacEachans Tis Pity She's a very *friendly* person Far Away Woman in White www.trpw.org/theatre/Contributors.asp?id=752
Awards information 1995 - The Gulliver Award for the Performing Arts in Scotland The Silver Darlings - by John McGrath (Citizen's Theatre) - 1994 ~~Won the Gulliver Award for his performance Role - Finn 1998 - Ian Charleson Award for outstanding performances by actors under the age of thirty in classical roles (i.e. in plays written prior to 1904) members.aol.com/dramaddict/charleson.htm#1998
On stage, Kevin was given the Gulliver Award in 1994 for his part in 'The Silver Darlings' at the Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow. He also went on to play Richmond in the Royal Shakespeare Company's version of 'Richard III', and had the title role in Almeida's West End production 'Britannicus' at the Almeida, which followed onto Broadway. It was for this role that he won the Ian Charleston Award in 1998. Other productions include 'Tis' Pity She's a Whore', where he played opposite Jude Law at the Young Vic, and 'Far Away' at the Royal Court, directed by Stephen Daldry.http://www.filmbug.com/db/296601
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They have a recording of Far Away with Kevin Mckidd Far Away Recording Location Albery Theatre Date 01/03/2001 Duration 50 mins Writer Caryl Churchill Director Stephen Daldry Producer Royal National Theatre Cameras 1 Description FAR AWAY by Caryl Churchill, directed by Stephen Daldry, designed by Ian McNeil. A short but chilling and powerful vision of a dystopian future: 'the opening impression of a holiday in an English beauty-spot has changed to some nameless political abattoir where the regimes butchers carry out their nightly task' With Annabelle Seymour-Julen, Linda Bassett, Kevin McKidd, Katherine Tozer, 50 mins, 1 camera
Leanne, your ability in researching information about Kevin is amazing! I SO wished my students would be this patient and careful while researching for their assignements, I´d always give them straight As!!!
But I got two minor observations. I think Kevin joined Bedlam Theatre while he was still at Edinburgh University studing Civil Engineering. Remember the story about poisoning he told in the Jay Leno interview.
The other one is that I think he never got the chance to star in Andrew Lloyd Weber´s musical when it opened. The wikipedia link lists him as only being part of the cast during the workshops (before the play went to stage, I guess). I also think (but can´t remember where this info is coming from) that he was casted in Rome then, which prevented him from staying in the play. But how cool would it be to see Kevin in a musical??? We already knew he can act, but in Topsy-Turvy he proved he can also sing, and VERY well!!! The guy is multilatented!!
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you will notice the dates of "the bent" 1990 but he only started at Queen Margaret in 1992 so for 2 years before the was already acting in the Bedlam Theatre group ...cant find a date for the Seek bevagan (mentioned on the leno) the full cast lists are not all on the www.bedlamites.co.uk/shows/00433.php site (well not that I can find)
re the other Query....... Lloyd Webber's Musical in Progress, Woman in White, Gets UK Presentation By Kenneth Jones 17 Jul 2003
Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, The Woman in White, got its first airing for an audience July 11-13 at the Sydmonton Festival, the composer's private arts festival at his English country home.
The presentation was a workshop of Act One and included a couple songs from Act Two. A six-piece orchestra was conducted by Simon Lee.
The musical is freely based on the novel by Wilkie Collins and has book and lyrics by Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy) and David Zippel (City of Angels). Trevor Nunn (Cats) directed, and Simon Lee was musical director.
The cast included Anne Hathaway ("The Princess Diaries"), Laura Michelle Kelly (Eliza of Trevor Nunn's West End My Fair Lady), Kevin McKidd ("Trainspotting"), Roger Allam ("The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone") and Kevin Colson (Aspects of Love).
A mysterious tale of damsels in distress, a wicked aristocrat, lunatic asylums, family fortunes, desolate mansions and a sinister Secret Society, "The Woman in White" was a popular success for 19th-century English novelist Wilkie Collins, who went on to write the first modern detective story, "The Moonstone."
The musical continues to develop toward a production, but there is no announced timetable for the work. American and British producers and other industry folk were present at Sydmonton.
Andrew Lloyd Webber composed Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, among others, and produced Bombay Dreams on the West End.
Bombay Dreams, the Bollywood-flavored show with a score by composer A.R. Rahman and lyricist Don Black, will be produced on Broadway by Waxman Williams Entertainment in early 2004. Lloyd Webber's long-running Broadway musical, The Phantom of the Opera, continues at the Majestic.
Just when you thought Cambridge Circus was going to be defined forever by the image of that sweet little waif from ' Les Miz' , along comes a new, more shadowy graphic - the shimmering, silhouetted figure of the woman in white, the eponymous heroine both of Wilkie Collins's landmark novel and Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical. The buzz has been building on this one ever since last summer, when the first act was unveiled to appreciative audiences at Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton Festival: the cast there included Princess Diaries star Anne Hathaway and Trainspotting's Kevin McKidd. Neither of them is now on board, but one far bigger star is - namely Michael Crawford, back treading the British boards for the first time since The Phantom of the Opera 18 years ago. In the interim, Crawford has played LA, Vegas and headlined Dance of the Vampires , which remains one of Broadway's more notorious recent flops. So, although no one is officially using the word 'comeback' to describe his relationship to Woman in White, can it be seen in any other way?
Crawford's Count Fosco isn't the musical's leading role: he comes in halfway through the first act and leaves halfway through the second. But such issues hardly perturb lead producer Sonia Friedman, whose older sister, Maria, has the show's most prominent part. 'It's a supporting role,' Sonia says of Fosco, 'but let's put it this way: he's on stage a lot more than the Phantom.' (Good point.) And as for filleting an episodic 600-page novel into something stageworthy, that explains its description as 'freely adapted from the classic novel'. Writer Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy ) smiles: 'I mean, I'm sure there will be purists who absolutely hate it.'
What they're saying: 'The chemistry works really well on this, and that's just a matter of luck, isn't it?' - Jones.
Working for it: The classic novel thing didn't hurt ' Les Miz' . Oh, and Crawford.
Working against it: Lloyd Webber hasn't had a stonking new West End hit since, well, Phantom .
New bit of info re Kevins Moray Youth Theater productions
supplied by Heather Hatch a fellow MYT
I found an article for a summer show that we did called "Dead Of Night" it was a talent show case. One part read"kevin Mckidd took to the stage for a sketch in which santa is forced at knifepoint to give a punk a job as a YTS christmas helper.." It also mentions you when you played baloo the bare. ha ha. Im hoping she meant Bear
Title: The last of the MacEachans Date of Event: Between 8 April 1997 and 19 April 1997 Event Type: play Language: English Notes: A Freeway Stage Production for Wildcat at the Citz Event Number: 16214 Items associated with this Event: box office return: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/14 contract: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/10 contract: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/11 leaflet: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/2 memorandum: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/25 press release: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/24 production file: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/4 programme: The last of the MacEachans STA WSP 44/1 Names associated with this Event: company: Freeway Stage Productions director: John McGrath 1935-2002 dramatist: John McGrath 1935-2002 performer: Elizabeth MacLennan performer: Kevin McKidd b.1973 venue: Citizens' Theatre Stalls Studio , Glasgow special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/detaile.cfm?EID=16214
Post by Geniusmentis on Jul 10, 2009 11:22:13 GMT -5
It would be wonderful to see him playing in a theatre, but for me it would be impossible...
(OFF TOPIC)Maybe 15th July I'll go to see Verdi's Aida (lyric opera) in the theatre of Cagliari!
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Hi well i remeber a life time ago being on stage with Kevin at Elgin town hall we were both in the Moray Youth Theatre. I was in Bugsy Malone which was so much fun to do, especially when we got to go and perform at Eden Court for one night only!! I a...lso was in Oliver and Bendigo Boswell. It was a great time in my childhood. i am so happy for Kevin, he has done so well with his career. I have no doubt it will go from strength to strength. Take care (Lisa)
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