The Steamie is back this Hogmanay for a limited run. Written and directed by Tony Roper with songs by David Anderson, the show takes over Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the largest entertainment venue in Scotland. Harry Ward joins the cast as the lovable drunk handyman Andy, and so The Fountain caught up with Harry about all things The Steamie.

TF: Can you tell us a little bit about your character, Andy, in the production? 

Andy is your typical Glaswegian loveable rogue who is partial to a wee swally, not unlike myself, haha. He’s a great character who has brilliant banter with the women throughout the play as he gradually gets more and more drunk.

TF: You were doing TV for a while with Waterloo Road and Still Game, are we likely to see a return back to television Harry? 

No plans at the moment for any more television work but you never know what’s round the corner!

TF: And what is it that draws you to the theatre, you have been in many productions over the last few years?

I’ve always loved doing theatre even as a kid, it’s the live element and instant response from an audience, especially in comedy, where you feel like you are all in the play together, having a laugh. 

TF: And what is on the cards for after The Steamie, what can we look forward to? 

At the moment after The Steamie I’m going on holiday with my family. It’s been a brilliantly busy year, I have been on tour round the world for most of it which has been amazing. So we’ll see what happens after the break!

For more information on The Steamie and tickets to the performance click here