Broch star set to star in Capital production

Isla MacCall is set to sing for famous composer
Isla MacCall is set to sing for famous composer

A Broch teenager will take to the stage in Edinburgh this weekend to perform the songs of a famous New York composer.

Isla MacCall, 18, will star in An Evening With Jonathan Reid Gealt this Saturday night after auditioning for the American composer via YouTube.

Isla said: “I listened to Jonathan Reid Gealt’s songs and I loved them — they’re stunning.

“They’re really new to me but I was blown away by how beautiful they were.”

The former pupil of Fraserburgh Academy will be well supported with boyfriend Lewis and parents Malcolm and Tracy, set to travel to the Capital and see the show.

Isla, a HND Musical Theatre student at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh, is excited at the prospect of performing to a sell-out audience.

She said: ““I’m nervous because it will be my first time performing for The MGA Academy, but I’m excited, too.

“I’m very lucky to get the opportunity of this experience from MGA.”

Andrew Gowland, Director of The MGA Academy, said: “We are very excited about such a massive name in Jonathan Reid Gealt coming to Edinburgh and allowing musical theatre aficionados to see his songs performed by some of the best emerging stage talent in Scotland.

“Through Beyond Broadway Productions, the students at The MGA Academy have been given a great opportunity and we hope they, and the audience, have a fantastic time on Saturday night.”

Saturday’s show is the only Scottish date on Gealt’s current UK tour and follows a performance in London earlier this month.

Tickets, priced £15, are on sale now at the Beyond Broadway website via http://tinyurl.com/JRGtix