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. She project manages all of Grinagog's shows and has performed in seven of them!

Clare will work as the Musical Director of Glasgow Life's community tour of Aladdin in 2016. In 2015 she was the vocal coach for their production of Cinderella. 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 will direct Glasgow Life's community production of Aladdin in Dec 2016 and was the director for their tour of Cinderella in 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 ★★★★