A co-production with macrobert and Utter.

My brother, I want to stay in school.  I need £20 a month to get my O-levels.  Can u help?  Love Ronnie.

When Joe was 18 he went to Uganda, a typical Gap year kid.  He white-water rafted the Nile, went on safari, taught in an orphanage – ticked all the boxes.  He made a lot of friends.  Little did he know that one friendship would follow him for ten years, all the way back to Manchester and beyond.

Educating Ronnie is a semi-autobiographical show about the relationship between Joe and Ronnie.  It tells the story of Joe financially supporting Ronnie’s education in Uganda, over a number of years.

It explores what can happen when trying to bridge the 6000 mile gap and how good intentions can easily become guilty burdens.

Educating Ronnie played at Assembly George Square, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and HighTide Festival.

Cast & Creatives

  • Joe Douglas
  • Gareth Nicholls Director
  • Michael John McCarthy Sound
  • Joe Douglas Writer