Grinagog Theatre

Our people

Clare McGarryClare McGarry - Artistic Director

Clare has been dedicated to working with young audiences since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2001.

Clare was the Artist in Residence with Paisley Arts Centre 2018-19 where she created a show in a giant teapot, Cosmopot and delivered a community engagement programme. She was the Musical Director with Glasgow Life on three of their community Christmas shows; Ricky McWhittington (2017), Aladdin (2016) and Cinderella (2015.) Outside of Grinagog she regularly freelances for other companies. She was an Associate Artist of Imaginate in 2014 and volunteered in 2005 in a primary school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She co-created The Farmer’s Cheese, a show for Cochlear Implant wearing children with music ensemble Symposia, which toured the UK, South Africa, Boston and Chicago.


Bill WrightBill Wright - Director

Bill Wright works in the Centre for Voice and Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has directed six shows for Grinagog including The Edibles and Little Ulla.

Bill trained as an actor and worked on stage, radio and tv. He began teaching at Coatbridge College before moving to the RCS. He directed three of Glasgow Life's community pantos Ricky McWhittington (2017), Aladdin (2016) and Cinderella (2015.) He has trained with Nadine George and is an accredited teacher with Voice Studio International. He regularly appears as the front man of Jericho Hill, a tribute to Johnny Cash.


Oliver SearleOliver Searle - Associate Composer

Oliver works as a lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. With Grinagog he composed music for The Edibles, The Pokey Hat and the development of Mr Roo's Igloo.

He has composed music for many theatre productions, recently working with a male choir for Martin O'Connor's Theology which was nominated for a CATS Awards for Best Music and Sound 2014.

Other work includes PRS 20x12 New Music Award for Technophonia, working with Drake Music Scotland, which was nominated for a RPS Award and a British Composer Award. Oliver composes for music ensemble Symposia, who co-created The Farmer's Cheese, a show for children who wear cochlear implants.

Superior entertainment for tots.”
The Times on The Edibles ★★★★