John McCardle - King Lear

John McCardle (Brookeside, The Red Lion) recites a speech from Shakespeare's 'King Lear'.

Dave Anderson - The Steamie

Dave Anderson (Chic Murray, Lions of Lisbon) performs a wee tune from 'The Steamie'.

Robert Kingsland - The Road Not Taken

As part of Rapture Mini Bites actor Robin Kingsland recites 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost.

Alexander Morton - Banquo Macbeth

As part of Rapture Mini Bites actor Alexander Morton performs a short monologue from Macbeth.

Jo Freer - A Man's a Man for A’ That

Jo performed with Rapture in The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie last year and she is one of Scotland’s most popular performers.


Sara Stewart - Joyce Grenfell Monologue

Sara Stewart recites Joyce Grenfell monologue from Who's Afrid of Virginia Woolf?

Sara gave a phenomenal performance as Martha in Rapture's production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf , receiving a best actress nomination for the prestigious Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

Dylan Blore - Shakespeare Sonnets

Dylan Blore recites Shakespeare Sonnets in week 7 of Rapture Mini Bites.

Dylan appeared with Rapture last year, playing Taplow in The Browning Version.

Mike Cullen - Coming Home

Scottish playwright Mike Cullen with his own song 'Coming Home'.  It’s a powerful and very prescient piece of art.

Jane McCarry - Kate o Shanter

Still Game’s Jane McCarry reading Kate o Shanter by Matthew Fitt. Jane has appeared with Rapture many times over the years. Enjoy this reading!

Janet Coulson - Giving Notes

Janet appeared as 'Pauline' in Rapture’s production of Harold Pinter’s 'A Kind of Alaska' last year.

Paul Albertson - Ben Okri Poem

Paul has appeared with Rapture several times over the years, a tremendous actor and a smashing bloke!

Colin McCredie - Edwin Morgan Poem

Colin is best known for his long running role in the iconic Scottish TV series Taggart.

He appeared with Rapture in 2016, starring in Democracy by Michael Frayn, and formed a wonderful double act with the late great Scottish actor Sean Scanlan in that production.

Bryony Afferson - ‘Arthur' (song)

Bryony appeared with Rapture in 2015, giving a wonderful performance as Anne Deever in All My Sons by Arthur Miller.


Frances McNamee - An Ideal Husband

Frances appeared with Rapture just last year, starring in Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.

Enjoy this Mabel Chiltern monologue from Oscar Wilde's 'An Ideal Husband'.

Michael Moreland - Macbeth Monologue

Michael Moreland appeared in Rapture's production of All My Sons by Arthur Miller and Democracy by Michael Frayn, performs Macbeth's speech "If it were done..." A real treat!

Jackie Morrison - The Red Balloon

Jackie appeared with Rapture just last year,  starring in Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.

Enjoy this reading of Effie Morrison's poem 'The Red Balloon'.

Ben Stratton - One by One

Actor Ben Stratton performs his own song 'One by One'. Enjoy!

Billy Mack - Holy Willie's Prayer

The wonderful Billy Mack performs Burn's satirical poem Holy Willie's Prayer, as part of this week's Rapture Mini Bites.

Jimmy Chisholm - Merchant of Venice

The wonderful Jimmy Chisholm gives a rendition of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.

Ashley Smith - Mrs Midas

Actress Ashley Smith performs her rendition of Carol-Ann Duffy’s Mrs Midas. Please enjoy!

Brendan Charleson - W.H. Davies Poems

Brendan Charleson performs three William H Davies poems for this week's Rapture Mini Bite.

We hope you enjoy Brendan's fantastic renditions!

John Stahl - Two Gentlemen of Verona

Much loved Scottish actor John Stahl heads back to his beginnings in youth theatre and gives us his marvellous rendition of Lance's speech from Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Valerie Gogan - NF “Wally’ Simpson Poems

Actress Valerie Gogan performs three poems from NF 'Wally' Simpson. Enjoy! #theatreoftheabsurd

Jim Kitson - Sonnet and Song

This week's Mini Bite features Jim Kitson performing both his favourite Shakespeare Sonnet - No29, as well as his song "Stupid" from his band Mrs Beckett.

Stay In touch