Edinburgh Theatre Arts

Create. Challenge. Entertain.

Colin McPherson


First Acting Performance:
- In the chorus in a school production of “Calamity Jane”. I have been hooked ever since.
Favourite Roles Performed:

Lloyd the incompetent, philandering director in “Noises Off”, Inspector Pratt the Clouseau-esque incompetent detective in “Secondary Cause of Death” and Brother Barnabus the incompetent alchemist in “The Sorceror’s Tale”. Anybody else notice a theme of incompetence? A case of art imitating life?
Directing Experience:

“Noises Off” and “Pardon Me, Prime Minister”. Satisfied my control-freak, perfectionist  tendencies.
ETA Debut:

“A Fistful of Mondays” in April 2011. ETA required someone to play Tom Jones, a character
incompetent at socialising, incompetent at dancing and incompetent with women. I knew the part was for me.
I like ETA because:
ETA tackles challenging and entertaining pieces of theatre and brings them alive with a variety of performing and staging skills. The group offers a friendly environment but with a serious focus on producing an end-product to be proud of, and offers the opportunity of involvement in all aspects of the theatrical process. I hope my incompetent contributions can continue to be part of that for a long time to come.
Unfulfilled acting ambitions:

Ken Harrison in “Whose Life Is It Anyway”, Mortimer Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Basil Fawlty.