Douglas Currie……

The Author of this play was born in Haddington. From the age of seven he has been “entertaining” . From early days singing to boy scouts and to singing on top of a bofors gun on a troop ship to India he has covered a lot of ground. During the war in the East he joined E.N.S.A. playing in troop concerts in India, Egypt, South Africa, Assam and in England.

After the war he became a professional actor with Repertory companies in England and in Scotland. He joined now reowned company of Glasgow Unity Theatre with Roddy McMillan, Russell Hunter and Marjorie Thomson. Douglas played an Indian pedlar in the Gorbals Story for over 600 performances. This play took him to London’s West End Garrick Theatre, London.

Tonight’s play is his third foray into the realm of playwriting. ” Light of my Life” his first play was based on the life of Jane Welsh and Thomas Carlyle. ” The Wit to Woo”, a comedy, won a drama award in Scotland. Douglas is now retired and lives in Haddington with his wife, two dogs and a cat. He is still entertaining and writing and playing for the Lothian players.

Excerpt from France to Fotheringay programme June 1987.

Both Douglas and his wife are now deceased.

Irene Higgenbotham 18th September 2021