Photo by Debbi Clark

Starring Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle & West End
leading man Norman Bowman.
The Scot & The Showgirl is a true(ish)wee musical thingamajig about a perfectly imperfect relationship that began 28 years ago at Edinburgh Waverley train station.She,
a Broadway icon and Edinburgh Fringe survivor.
a Scottish musical theatre lover- with a tilt to his kilt.
Together, with their crackin’ band, they celebrate their quirky romance in a touchingly funny song cycle - from Brigadoon to Broadway and from Scotland to Sondheim via Costello, Bacharach, The Proclaimers and more.
Expect love, laughter and tartan.

Video by Daniel Hurley

"Frances Ruffelle and Norman Bowman have the “it factor” in spades and an ease to their delivery which has humor, warmth and a perfect blend of individuality. After seeing this show you wish for this relationship to go “500 Miles.”
Suzanna Bowling for Times Square Chronicles

Where are we?

We're heading back to where it all began, Edinburgh, and the 2024 Fringe Festival.
We'll be at the Queen Dome, Pleasance Theatre daily at 3.50pm from Wednesday 31st June until 26th August (excluding Tuesdays).
So. Why don't you join the group, it's better than being a party poop!Still need convincing, you can read reviews of our show via Linktree HERE.

Photo by Debbi clark

Who are we?

Frances Ruffelle (The Showgirl) originated the role of Eponine in Les Miserables , London & Broadway winning the coveted Tony Award. Frances has performed in many musicals and plays including Roxy in Chicago, Queenie in the Wild Party and Piaf in Pam Gem’s Piaf. Frances is also a recording artist, composer & writer.Norman Bowman (The Scot) recently finished playing Sam in Mamma Mia, West End & soon to be seen appearing as Sir William Herbert in the feature film, Firebrand, alongside Jude Law’s portrayal of Henry VIII. Other leading roles…Marius in Les Miserable, Danny Zuko in Grease, Munkustrap in Cats, Billy Bigelow in Carousel & Sky Masterson in Guys & Dolls. Norman is also a wedding & funeral Celebrant and avid Shakespeare lover.

The set list

We'll let reviewer Stephen Mosher explain....
"Now, there are those who are going to hate this, but I’m not going to do a rundown of what Norman and Frances sing in the show. It will not be fair to future audiences to spoil the story. I know it isn’t Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, where the audience is asked to “keep the secret” but this is one of those shows where it really is essential, for the enjoyment of the piece, to go without any prior knowledge of the material. However, some teasers:
Sondheim fans will be in heaven.
Cole Porter devotees will be satisfied.
Burt Bacharach buffs will be sighing.
Lovers of forgotten musical theater will be excited.
Maury Yeston enthusiasts will be cheering.
Barbra Streisand admirers will be happy.
Judy Garland fans will be delirious (because Frankie has done the impossible, she has found a new way to present Garland’s most ubiquitously performed torch song - this is not a subtle hint).
Les Miserables aficionados… well, let’s just leave that one dangling in the air, shall we?"Enough of a teaser?

photo by jacky summerfield

CREATIVE TEAMCreated & staged by Frances Ruffelle & Norman Bowman
Directed by Paul Baker
Musical director & arrangements by Ryan McKenzie
Musical arrangements by David BarberMUSICIANS MAY VARY FROM VENUE TO VENUE:
Cello: Kate Shortt
Drums: Nick Anderson
Photographer: Debbi Clark

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Mind made up.....take your seats!

31st June to 26th August @ 3.50pm (excluding Tuesdays)
Queen Dome, Pleasance (Venue 23)

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