Productions featuring Katie Gillespie


March 2011 A girl goes missing. A community is under scrutiny. This is North Glasgow: but a little bit weirder. Young people from Toonspeak carried out a series of consultations with local people of all ages, finding out what they … Continued

Survivor’s Guide to Suicide

Autumn 2009 A collaboration with Lifelink Crisis and Choose Life, Survivor’s Guide to Suicide played to packed audiences at the RSAMD’s Chandler Studio in September 2009. Performed during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, this imaginative and original piece of issue-based theatre … Continued

Teenage Sexual Health: The Musical!

Autumn 2009 Working with Musical Director Brian O’Sullivan, and getting lots of useful information from North Glasgow Youth Health Centre, our first Studio Sessions group decided to tackle the difficult topic of teenage sexual health by creating a unique musical! … Continued


2008 Created by Toonspeak’s 14+ group and director Laurence Crawford (who was interviewed and chosen by the group), Perceptions premiered at St. Andrew’s Byre Theatre alongside Toonspeak’s exchange partners Byre Youth Theatre. It was then taken to the NTS Exchange … Continued

Pictures in the Stars

Autumn 2005 In 2005 Toonspeak took local audiences to the stars! Created and performed by young people of North Glasgow “Pictures in Stars” was a visual spectacle involving original music, projection, movement and spoken word based on the themes of … Continued

Come Ahead

Spring 2006 “Come Ahead…” was a project that was very important to the young people of Toonspeak. The production aimed to reduce the prevalence of knife crime in the North Glasgow area after a spate of stabbings in the local … Continued


Spring 2005 In March 2005 Toonspeak presented “Just” a brand new tragic comedy by Ali Smith. This was Toonspeak’s 2nd outing with the Shell Connections Festival. The show was performed at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow then at the Royal … Continued