Irvine actor Ron Emslie is bringing his hit one man show to his home town, following a four-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Man Shed, written by Euan Martin of Right Lines, will come to the Harbour Arts Centre on Wednesday, September 20.

It is a bitter-sweet one-man theatre piece which explores the joy of sheds, the pain of loss and the comfort of friendship. The play has been inspired by the work of the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association.

In fact, Jason Schroeder, CEO Scottish Men’s Sheds Association, said of the show: "Ron Emslie delivers a 'standing ovation' performance which goes straight to the heart... don't miss it." 

Ron had his acting debut at the Harbour Arts Centre in the '70s - where he shared the stage with Kirsty Wark.

He has since had a 45-year career in film, TV, radio, theatre and musical theatre.

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His TV work includes co-starring in Don’t Forget to Write with George Cole, Bust with Paul Nicholas, Dr Willoughby with Joanna Lumley and The Bill as DCI Grant Morys.

He was a member of the original West End cast of Buddy (starring in over 1,200 performances), also starring in Godspell, and Piaf with Elaine Paige in London’s West End.

Ron has also performed in repertory seasons at many of England’s provincial theatres.

Writer Euan said: “Having been forced to cancel the inaugural tour in 2020 due to the pandemic, it was fantastic to get the opportunity to present Man Shed at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022.

"The reaction to the show was so positive, that we are returning to the Fringe in 2023 with a four-week run at The Gilded Balloon.

"Also, there has been considerable demand from venues around the country, so we have organised a Scottish tour in September, immediately following the Fringe.”