Isobel McArthur

  • Actor
    Female / Glasgow/Manchester/London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    20 - 26
    Height
    5' 4" (1m 63cm)
    Weight
    8st. 3lb (52kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Slim

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Isobel McArthur is superb as the single-minded artist... McArthur inspires admiration for her unconventional heroine Daphne Oram.
Allan Radcliffe
thetimes.co.uk
2017McArthur is formidable as Oram... McArthur is quickly building a reputation as one of the most scene-stealing character actors around.
Christine Irvine
exeuntmagazine.com
2017Played out by a wonderfully engaging McArthur taking the microphone to address the audience in immaculate cut-glass tones
Neil Cooper
heraldscotland.com
2017Isobel McArthur impresses... there’s a seriousness, poignancy and creative passion about McArthur’s central performance.
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com
2016Isobel McArthur’s sobbing Mock Turtle is glorious
Stephanie Green
theskinny.co.uk
2016Isobel McArthur deftly takes ownership of the material, embracing her precarious role within it... her tale is subtly reassuring.
Elliot Roberts
edinburghfestival.list.co.uk
2016McArthur and Kirkwood shine as lovers pulled apart by lies... Kim Allan and Isobel McArthur excel as a comic duo.
Alice Bethany Markey
young-perspective.net
2016The trio of actors- Kim Allan, Isobel McArthur and David James Kirkwood -are excellent, handling tonal shifts effortlessly.
Lorna Irvine
thetempohouse.wordpress.com
2016Isobel McArthur’s ponderously hilarious internal monologues – performed by her and Kirkwood over the band re-tuning – are perfectly pitched.
Christine Irvine
tvbomb.co.uk
2016An electrifying show driven by a pair of terrific front-line performances from actor-musician Kim Allan, and actor-musician-playwright Isobel McArthur.
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com
2016
Gareth K Vile
thestage.co.uk
2016
Neil Cooper
heraldscotland.com
2016Mike Bartlett's sharp lines delivered with speed and flair by Isobel McArthur as a radiant and fiercely intelligent W.
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017Carrie
Theatre
The Monarch of the Glen
Richard Barron
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
2017Several
Theatre
Robin Hood
Laura Stevens
Manhattan Children's Theatre
2017Daphne Oram
Theatre (Tour)
Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound
Paul Brotherston
Blood of the Young
Tron Theatre / Scottish Tour
2017Several
Theatre
Avoidable Climbing
Drew Taylor
Take Me Somewhere
Citizen's Theatre
2016Dormouse/Mock Turtle
Theatre
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Anthony Neilson
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company
Lyceum Theatre
2016Performer
Theatre
BLANK
Nassim Soleimanpour
Aurora Nova
Summerhall, Edinburgh
2016Isobel
Theatre
How to Sing it
Isobel McArthur and Ros Sydney
in preview with Tron Theatre
2016-W-
Theatre (Tour)
COCK
Andy Arnold
Tron Theatre Company
2015 - 2016Ensemble
Theatre
Golden Arm Theatre Project
Paul Brotherston
Blood of the Young
Traverse Theatre
2015Nurse
Theatre (Tour)
The Last of the Dragons
Laura Stevens
Manhattan Children's Theatre
Pleasance
2015Roxanne
Rehearsed Reading
Cyrano de Bergerac - translated by Edwin Morgan
Gerry Mulgrew
Communicado Theatre Company
Edinburgh International Book Festival
2015Dancer/Performer
Corporate
Belle & Sebastian SSE Hydro
Stuart Murdoch/Sarah Swire
Belle & Sebastian
SSE Hydro
2015Daphne Oram
Rehearsed Reading
Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound
Paul Brotherston
Tron Labs 2015/Blood of the Young
The Tron Theatre
2013 - 2015Medusa
Rehearsed Reading
GORGON
Sarah MacDonald, Claire Willoughby
Giddy Aunt/Imaginate
2014Isobel
Rehearsed Reading
How to Sing it
Devised
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Arches
2014Salisbury
Rehearsed Reading
King JohnStone Soup Shakespeare
The Tron Theatre
2014La Marquise
Theatre (Tour)
1914 MACHINE
Paul Brotherston
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Traverse Theatre
2014Kala Lubu
Rehearsed Reading
A Season in the Congo
Marcus Roche
Tron Theatre Company
The Tron Theatre
2014Mary Brenham/Rev. Johnson
Theatre
Our Country's Good
Gerry Mulgrew
Tron Theatre Company
2014Diana
Theatre
All's Well That Ends Well
Nick Hutchison
The Globe
Shakespeare's Globe
2013Luidmila
Workshops
Vassa ZheleznovaRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
2013Ensemble
Workshops
ElectraRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
2012Girl on date
Film (Short)
Le PureCliff Andrade
2012Juliette
Film (Short)
A Work of Art
Joel Parry
Picture Show Productions
2011Amy
Theatre
Temp/Casual
Ben Power
Spent Ambition
Contact Theatre
2010Juliet (lead)
Theatre
Romeo + Juliet
Andrew Pecoraro
Pantheon
Gilmorehill G12
2009The Imaginary Musician
Theatre
Something of Nothing
Craig Conway
Contact Young Actors Company
Contact Theatre
2009Amy
Theatre
Temp/Casual
Ben Power
Spent Ambition
24:7 Theatre Festival
2006Young French Girl
Theatre
The Brides' Lament
Paulo Nikli, Jacopo Lanteri, Susanna Tresilian
Envision Theatre/SERVIdiSCENA
The John Thaw Studio Theatre
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014Post Graduate ActingRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD)

    About me

    Actor, experienced in theatre with excellent story-telling and comedy skills.

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  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • French
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TIE/TYA
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    Musical Skills
    • Accordion
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    Accents (UK)
    • Cheshire
    • Cockney
    • Glasgow
    • Lancashire
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Northern England
    • Northern Working Class
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Southern England
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Shoulder Length
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Mezzo-Soprano
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Wholesome
    • Geeky
    • Free-spirited
    • Posh
    • Intellectual