Kenny Boyle

Kenny began his career in earnest after appearing in Scottish Youth Theatre’s summer productions. During this time he appeared in Stuart Paterson’s “The Glory”, adapted and directed by artistic director...

Kenny began his career in earnest after appearing in Scottish Youth Theatre’s summer productions. During this time he appeared in Stuart Paterson’s “The Glory”, adapted and directed by artistic director Mary McCluskey, a play that’s hard hitting and honest depiction of the Jacobean rebellion gained considerable critical acclaim. During his time with SYT one reviewer said of Kenny that his ability to ensnare and entertain an audience through the use of the unusual could allow you to think of him as a “more pleasantly demeanoured Marilyn Manson”. Following working on the Summer Productions for SYT Kenny was brought on board as a facilitator of their workshops for participants from the ages of 5 to 25. He now leads workshops in school drama clubs and for Sonic Boom Theatre Company.

Following SYT Kenny found himself playing titular roles such as Oedipus, Mort and Romeo in a number of prestigious venues including the festival theatre in Edinburgh, His Majesties Theatre in Aberdeen and the Citizens theatre Glasgow, and theatre will always be his first love.

Kenny returned to stage theatre after a period of a year when he had focused on becoming an accomplished and experienced murder mystery performer and honing his skills of improvisation and rapport establishing across more than 40 murder mystery gigs across the whole of main land Scotland. Upon his return Kenny co-founded the Glasgow based theatre company Sonic Boom.

Through Sonic Boom Kenny has produced and directed a minimum of three plays each year, including a promenade version of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ performed in a night club, Lewis Carroll’s classic ‘Through the Looking Glass’ staged in the Arches and ‘Still Game’ at the Tron. Sonic Boom were also behind the writing and producing of original play “No Time Has Passed in Hippoland”, which dealt with the sensitive but highly relevant topic of euthanasia and gained attention and support from the likes of Zoe Wanamaker and advocates on both side of the debate.

Recently Kenny appeared in his first one man show, ‘Scott Miller is a Lying Cheat, the one man romantic comedy’ played to sold out audiences and rave reviews, wherein was described in national press as ‘compelling’, ‘undeniably talented’, ‘captivating’ and ‘brilliant.’

Kenny was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to work on the prestigious cosla award winning community project “The Street”, where he worked with vulnerable young people from Hamilton and the surrounding area.

Most recently Kenny has appeared in the Ayr Gaiety panto Cinderella, the first show at the theatre after it’s grand re-opening, playing the part of Dandini; Sonic Boom’s “Forever” performed in Ctoo as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and directed by Ben Harrison; and “How to Catch a Cat Burglar”, which was so well received in the Glasgow International Comedy Festival it was brought back by popular demand.

Kenny is currently on the MA acting course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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