"a love letter to British rock music"

Ever Young is a short film about one man’s journey from Britpop through to Brexit.

It’s a love letter to British rock music and the joy of being young, talented and ambitious.

It is a companion piece to the upcoming musical Battery Park which tells the story of a group of young people from Inverclyde who achieved the ultimate Scottish status - that of being glorious failures.

Tommy MacIntosh sits in the Greenock bowling club, the same seat he’s sat in for the last twenty years. When an enthusiastic young student approaches him and starts to ask him about his old band, Battery Park, Tommy is reminded about the adventures and promise of his youth. They were the kings of Scottish Britpop, they were Greenock’s own answer to Oasis. Until it all went wrong. Of course, it always goes wrong. However, the student isn't all that she seems and soon Tommy is confronted not only by the pain of his past, but the joy of it too.

A Beacon Arts Centre and Sleeping Warrior Theatre Company co-production. 

Pictured left: Filming at Beacon Arts Centre February, 2021.

 

Watch on YouTube here

 

Subtitling by Stagetext www.stagetext.org

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Credits

Tommy | Andy Clark

Lucy | Rosie Graham

Young Tommy | Max Burns

Ed | Zach Puckrin

Angie | Jade Bonnar

Filming | Lost Clock Productions

Dramaturg | Debbie Hannan

Stage Manager | Emma Skaer

Producer | Ailie Crerar

Writer, Director, Composer & Editor | Andy McGregor

Additional footage from Lesley McLaren, Paul McGranaghan, and Urbexy Video

Guitar solos | Stuart McArthur 

Backing vocals | Stuart McGregor and Kirsty McGregor

Songs performed by Andy McGregor

For Beacon Arts Centre

Creative Learning Co-ordinator | Kate Stevens

Customer Services Supervisor | Chris Patrick 

Facilities | Alex Ellis 

Facilities | Shaun Boyle 

Finance & HR Officer | Tessa Calder 

Marketing Officer | Lisa McRuvie 

Technician | Ian Swinscoe 

Theatre Director | Pauline Kane 

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