SCOTTISH ACTRESS ISABELLA JARRETT....STAGE FILM TELEVISION AND RADIO
Isabella will be appearing as Gertrude
John Gabriel Barclay
Mon, 16 November, 2015 — Sat, 21 November, 2015
By John Carnegie | Directed By John Carnegie
Derived from Henrik Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman”
On the eve of the First World War, in a house in a bleak valley high above Edinburgh, two sisters come face to face for the first time in eight years. In the room above them, they can hear the footsteps of the man who was the cause of their estrangement: John Gabriel Barclay, disgraced banker, ex-jail bird and would-be saviour of the world. The next hour will change their lives for ever.
John Carnegie’s take on Ibsen’s astonishingly contemporary masterpiece concentrates the action into a continuous flow and moves the tale into a new timeframe, a new country and a new language: a rugged rural Scots that reflects the rough-hewn passions of the protagonists. Ibsen’s play has not been seen in Scotland since a production at the 1986 Edinburgh Festival by Ingmar Bergman.
John Carnegie is better known as a director but his version of James Hogg’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner and his own Hermiston proved notable successes for the Rowan Tree Theatre Company in the Borders. As a director, his work (which has included the TMA Award winning On The Line at Dundee Rep, the Fringe First Award winning productions of Bozzy and The Admiral Jones and three previous shows at Òran Mór) has been seen over the years at most theatres in Scotland. Latterly though, he has concentrated his activities on the Continent.
Following this production Isabella will appear at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in The Crucible
Isabella appeared in
Pitlochry Festival Theatre's
Summer Season 2014
Whiskey Kisses, The Admirable Crichton, Passing Places and Mr Bolfry
Isabella appeared as Fairy Nightshade
The Brunton Theatre Musselburgh
From 26th November - 4th January 2014
"Isabella Jarrett takes true delightin her villainy as wicked Fairy Nightshade."
Thom Dibdin The Stage Mon 2nd Dec 2013
"Battling over the fate of Princess Aurora good Fairy Thistledown and bad Fairy Nightshade
(Isabella Jarrett) vie magnificently for laughs"
Josie Balfour Evening News 11th December 2013
Isabella appeared as Jan in
Lockerbie: Lost Voices
by Lee Gershuny
Saturday 21st September 2013
Scottish actress Isabella Jarrett and her daughter Hannah Jarrett-Scott will play mother and daughter in Lockerbie Lost Voices , premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe. This will be the first time they have appeared on stage together.
Watch Isabella in the new Scottish feature film
can be heard on
Monday to Friday, BBC Radio Scotland on January 30th at 14.05
can be seen shortly in
Wisteria the Witch
in Puss in Boots at the Brunton Theatre
Directed by Tim Licata
Edinburgh Evening News: Wisteria The Witch (Isabella Jarrett has just the right amount of presence and evil intent to produce enthusiastic boos and hisses. Drew McAdam 5th Dec 2012
The Scotsman: The Brunton has served up it's usual evening of glorious family fun... the most joyfully glamorous villaness in Scottish Panto (Isabella Jarrett's Wysteria). Joyce Mc Millan 4th Dec 2012
The Herald: Splendidly not nice is Isabella Jarrett's swishily glam Wysteria, who tricks Rory out of his boots. Mary Brennan 4th Dec 2012
Isabella can be seen in the forthcoming film
Directed by Dominic Reynolds
Thursday 22nd December 2011
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"We have a small seven-strong professional ensemble that rarely misses a trick, in a version of Aladdin that starts off on the right foot.
In no time at all, Aladdin's wicked uncle Abanazer has whisked him away to the cave of delights.
They're helped on their way by two Genial Spirits, in Robert Read's chubby genie of the lamp, and Isabella Jarrett's beautiful and glamorous genie of the ring.
No opportunity for fun is missed, from opening number to closing walk-down and the whole Brunton team deserve the warmest Christmas applause, for one of the least pretentious and most enjoyable pantos of the year."
Isabella can be heard in
By Colin Douglas
Directed by David Ian Neville
A radio 4 Woman's Hour Special
Transmission Mon 23rd May - Friday 27th May 10.45 - 11.00am
Repeated Friday 27th May 21.00 -22.00 Hrs
Isabella can be heard in
the BBC Radio 4 production
MacMillan's Marvellous Motion Machine
Isabella appeared as
The Brunton Theatre
23rd November - 31st December 2010
At the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe
WINNER OF GLASGOW HERALD ANGEL
NOMINATED FOR BEST ENSEMBLE
STAGE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FRINGE
"Creepiest of all is the soliloquy delivered by Isabella Jarrett, as the mother of the girl who is being tortured by the management. In all of the Fringe, Jarrett’s was the performance that stuck with me — her character was strangely sweet and exceptionally heartless."
Sunday Times Magazine
Fire Exit in association with Citizens Theatre
A late-night gothic Victorian promenade for small audiences in a Masonic lodge, by award-winning 'theatrical maverick' (Financial Times) and 'site-specific genius' (Scotsman). A haunting, darkly comic tale of yet another chorus girl burning to death. Meet Flora McIvor and witness her meteoric rise to power in a corrupt music hall. Bloodthirsty coup or red velvet revolution? The management is getting away with murder... 'Haunting ... magnificent ... stunning' ***** (Scotsman); 'Ravishing ... chilling ... exquisite' **** (Guardian); 'Tremendous ... vivid' **** (Herald); 'Style, suspense, panache' ***** (Metro); 'Compelling ... brilliant ... cunningly seductive' **** (Financial Times). www.MadeInScotland2010.com
"There's no lack of radical thinking in the story behind Frederic Mohr's BARRY.... Jarrett conveys it with great charm and skill."
"Isabella Jarrett deserves plaudits for a brilliantly sustained performance"
Isabella also appeared with Communicado Theatre Company in
Adapted and directed by Gerry Mulgrew
from the novel by Robin Jenkins.
Following the critical acclaim of Communicado's adaptation of Jenkins's The Cone Gatherers, Fergus Lamont promises once again to bring to life the work of one of Scotland's finest writers. In a story rife with scathing Scots humour, Jenkins introduces us to Fergus, a man at odds with his own identity. Despite a childhood in the slums, he learns of his nobel connections and is determined to join the aristocracy, claiming his rightful place in Scottish society. This journey of self discovery takes Fergus to the trenches in World War I, an Edinburgh country home and a weather beaten outpost in the Outer Hebrides before returning to his birthplace. In this adaptation of Robin Jenkins's most searching exploration of the modern psyche, Communicado creates not just an unforgetable character but an image of Scotland and what it is to be Scots.
Cast: Irene Allan, Sandy Grierson, Lesley Hart, Isabella Jarrett,
John Kazek,Beth Marshall, Aly McRae, Malcolm Sheilds, David Vernons
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