Absolute Bowlocks!

By Graeme Rooney

Mon, 02 May, 2022 — Sat, 07 May, 2022

Directed by Johnny McKnight

When pompous President Maxwell of the Bowling Club belittles the skills of Ladies Champion, Ailsa McKay, she decides to disguise herself and enter the Gentleman’s Championship. The straightforward plan soon becomes more complex when her alter ego, Alistair, is entered into other tournaments, gains family members and not everyone falls for the disguise. Blackmail, unheard of medical conditions and the world’s slowest bowler contrive to ruin Ailsa’s dream. Can she keep Alistair a secret and beat the pompous President?

Presented in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts.

Tour Dates

Aberdeen Performing Arts w/c 9th May, 2022


GRAEME ROONEY is a writer/performer who co-created and starred in the Edfringe sell-out and BBC2 sketch show ‘The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek’. He's also had writing commissioned for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland, and for Comedy Central.  He trained at RCS and graduated from the BA-Acting course. His acting credits include - The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre, West End), All My Sons (Queens Theatre), Europe (Dundee Rep/Barbican), Doc Martin (ITV), Bad Education (BBC) Rab C Nesbitt (BBC), Ashes to Ashes (BBC) and watch out for him this year in Wedding Season (Disney Plus).

JOHNNY MCKNIGHT trained at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and works as a director, writer and performer. Directing credits include: TICKBOX (Lubna Kerr/Edinburgh Festival); RAPUNZEL (National Theatre of Scotland); DEATHTRAP (Dundee Rep); BLITHE SPIRIT (Perth Horsecross); WENDY HOOSE,  PROMISES PROMISES (New York Drama Desk nominee), INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF SEE THRU SAM, SMALLTOWN, LOVE HURTS, NEWS JUST IN (Random Accomplice); THE FROGS, HANSEL & GRETEL, CARMEN REDUX (Scottish Opera);  WOMEN ON THE VERGE, SPRING AWAKENING, MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (RCS).  He has directed over 14 pantomimes for Macrobert Arts Centre and Tron Theatre. This is his third production for Oran Mor (RINGROAD, THE REAL MRS SINATRA).

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