- Kern Falconer (pictured left) in Killing Johnny Glendinning
'My very first professional show was Hobson’s Choice at The Lyceum in 1988 directed by Ian Wooldridge and since then I have performed in 15 in-house shows and worked with seven different directors.There have been many highlights but if I were pushed, one of them would have to be the wild, bohemian and exuberant production of Tankred Dörst’s Merlin. I was very flattered to be given the title role and asked by Ian Wooldridge to lead a cast of 18 actors and 3 musicians. A cast size that was the largest that had been seen on stage at The Lyceum for many years and to my knowledge has rarely been exceeded since. It was an avant-guarde production in every sense of the word with ensemble unaware what the next day’s tasks would entail. In the early days of rehearsal the cast wouldn't receive the next pages of the script until the following morning as a result of the translators Tom McGrath and Ella Wildridge having worked through the night to produce them.
Mine has been a wonderful relationship with a beautiful building, dedicated production teams, supportive administration and a loyal Edinburgh audience. Here’s to the future!.'