"Shape shifting through time"
Kathleen Campbell is a founder member of Three Wee Crows Theatre Company and has strong family roots in Argyll. She trained at the Birmingham SSTDA and her professional work includes director and actor with Rites of Passage Theatre based in London performing epic promenade shows – Tony Harrison's The Passion (Westminster Abbey), The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Christmas Carol and Flight 013. Kathleen has toured nationally with Empty Space Theatre in The Aspern Papers (Time Out Critics Choice), The Rainbow, Wilde Stories, To Be Shaw (Edinburgh Fringe First), Pilgrim's Progress (Battersea Arts Centre) and The Comfort of Strangers.
She has also toured with Bruvvers Theatre and Snap People's Theatre Trust and shows include Robin Hood, Nowt to Launch (Newcastle Playhouse and Holland), Of Mice and Men and Portrait of Pinter (Harlow Playhouse). Kathleen performed in Genet's The Maids (Edinburgh Festival) and Interrogation for Show of Strength (Bristol). Other shows in London include Milton's Comus (Kings' Head Theatre), Milkwood Blues (Riverside Studios), The Applecart (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Nicholas Nickleby (Aldwych Theatre).
Kathleen has taught in Brixton Prison and at Ballet West Taynuilt as well as directing shows in the community of Taynuilt.
Trained at RSAMD, Vivienne has directed and appeared in theatre in the Netherlands, The Philippines, New Zealand, the Middle East as well as in her native Scotland.
Her extensive professional career includes work for the Tron and the Arches in Glasgow, the Glasgay Festival, and as director at the Festival Fringe. Notably, I Confess, directed by Andy Arnold for The Arches Theatre, Glasgow, and recently released on DVD, was a pioneering example of interaction between actor, audience and location.
A multiple award winner both as an actor and director, she is a founding member of Three Wee Crows. After moving to Argyll, having spent so many years overseas, she was inspired by magnificent scenery, historic buildings and the rich heritage, creating a vision of bringing these three elements together as live theatre.
Jane Dunbar trained at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh and Strathclyde University.
Her most recent work includes a one woman show “An Audience with the Lizard Lady” by Gowan Calder. Which Jane performed at the Seafield Hotel, Campbeltown last December. Other works: “A Date with the Dame” written for her by Morag Stark - inspired by Dame Barbara Cartland, “The Mother” by Lynne Truss, “Miss Fozard finds Her Feet” and “Bed among the Lentils” by Alan Bennett. These shows are performed under Jane’s company name “Madcow” and toured round small venues allowing theatre to be available to all.
Jane has worked with a variety of companies over the years: The Arches, Hopscotch, KYBO, Factional and Newstage.
For many years a workshop leader for Strathclyde University’s accredited Acting courses, she teaches Drama in Primary and secondary schools and children who have diverse and different needs.
Jane is delighted to be part of the Three Wee Crows and is looking forward to the continuation of “Home Fires Broken Sons”, bringing history to life at Duart Castle and elsewhere and creating stories with her fellow Crows.
Inspired by 'if you can't beat them, join them' approach to theatre arising from being married to Vivienne, David is the archetypal backstage hand : set building, lighting, sound, music and stage management, transport and logistics. Together with Vivienne, they have directed and stage managed shows and performances literally all over the world, in many varied and unusual theatrical settings.
David brings music and sound production expertise to the company, having graduated from Argyll College as a very mature student with an HNC in Sound Production. With a professional background as a management consultant, David also offers a modest degree of business management.
We also wish to recognise and thank our many friends who have contributed scripts, music,
costumes or simply moral support.
A special thanks to Crows flown – Elaine Newton, Carol Thomson, Ian Craig, Ann Barlow.... your
contributions were immense and you are sorely missed.
And finally, grateful thanks to our 'Honorary Crows', Len Brown - for his superb scripts, and Isla Hannigan and Kathrine Blythe - for being great team members during the Home Fires - Broken Sons tour.