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The Cambion

A New Audio Podcast Drama

Playwright Lesley Capitanchik has received funding from Creative Scotland to work with In Motion on the development of her script The Cambion from a full length audio script  into an episodic audio podcast that can raise the profile of Doric Scots. 

The Cambion explores what happens when the witch panic in 1597 reaches the shores of the River Don, and a young servant girl finds herself charged with witchcraft.

Performed Reading

Development has been taking place from July 2023 in St Mary’s Church Hall located near The River Don.


A reading of the development stage will take place on Saturday 14th of October at 4.30pm. The event will comprise of a performed radio reading, music and food. There will also be a Q & A with the cast and creative team.

If you would like to attend this please email by Wednesday 11th October.

Creative Team

Playwright & Associate Producer – Lesley Capitanchik

Producer & Script Development – Lisa Nicoll

Sound Designer – Zoe Irvine

Vocal Coach – Michael Hill

Musician – Kit Storm

Photographer – Cara Pirie

The Cast

Lewis Winter Petrie

Lewis is a young Scottish actor from Dundee, just returning from 7 months at sea as a performer on Viking cruises.


Lewis trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating in 2020. He has performed at venues such as Perth Theatre, Dundee Rep Theatre, Royal Glasgow Concert Hall and Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe.


Lewis is delighted to be returning to work with In Motion once again and can’t wait to lend his voice to the role of Lord Alexander.

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Estrid Barton

Estrid was born in Edinburgh of Scottish and Austrian parentage and brought up in the north-east.  Estrid’s professional career has seen her work at the Royal Lyceum, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Awkward Stranger, Right Lines, Firebrand, Communicado, No Nonsense Productions, Prime Productions, Eden Court, Stellar Quines, Wildcat, Brunton Theatre, Mull Theatre and Theatre Workshop, amongst other companies.

Radio includes: Sunset Song for BBC Radio 4, Confessions of a justified Sinner for BBC Radio 3, and numerous readings and short stories for BBC Radio Scotland.


Film and television work include: Still Game, Armchair Detectives and Howards End for BBC, Bad Brown Owl and St Mathurin’s School of Practical Joking for Tartan Smalls and CBBC.

In 2021 Estrid took herself off to Brussels and Paris for the best part of the year, where she filmed the international children’s adventure series, Theodosia (Cottonwood Media, HBO Max, ZDF, BBC and Globo), assuming the role of Lady Lavinia Throckmorton. Estrid has just completed filming for the Second series of Theodosia in Brussels and Morocco.

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Layla Kirk

Layla Kirk is a Scottish Actor who was born and bred in the sunny city of Aberdeen. Not just your typical lass though, she’s a Scottish, Trinidadian, South African Indian.

Layla was cast as Iona Khan Junior in Karen Pirie (world productions) which was released last year on ITV. Layla played Heather in feature film Mercy Falls which is currently available to watch in North America and Canada (a Tubi original). She is currently awaiting the release on 8 part tv series that she filmed In Riga, playing one of the lead characters. Layla also plays Sunnah in season 2 of Beta Female (BBC Radio4).

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Rebecca Wilkie

Rebecca is originally from Aberdeen and graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2019.

Her theatre credits include: Everything Under The Sun (Fringe First Winner '23); Class Act (Edinburgh Traverse); Embrace (F-Bomb Theatre); Nightlands; Fallen Angel of the Moine (both Dogstar Theatre); The Infernal Serpent (Glasgow Oran Mor); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Walking Theatre Company); San Diego; Peter Pan; The Breathing House; Orpheus and Eurydice; Julius Caesar; Balm in Gilead; and Philistines (all RCS).

Her film and television credits include: Redwood Massacre with David Ryan Keith (Clear Focus Media); Glentanar directed by Darren Campbell (Made with Love Films); Life in Two Halves with David Higgs (Rumble); and Lucky Break (Waylate Films) directed by Andrew Dobbie.

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Scott Mooney

Scott can be seen as 'Simon Challis' in Black Mirror season 6 currently streaming on Netflix.


He has also just wrapped on a feature film set to be released for American audiences this December.


Scott has worked with Lisa and the team at In Motion Theatre in the past and is looking forward to working with them again.

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Mark Kydd

Born in Dundee, Mark studied at Queen Margaret University.

Theatre includes Macbeth (Edinburgh International Festival), Iphigenia In Tauris (Golden Age Theatre), Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Mary Rose, Rough Crossing and Dangerous Corner (Perth Theatre), Assassins (Rapture Theatre) and Egil, Son of the Night Wolf (Grey Coast Theatre). He appeared at the Ovalhouse in Tripitaka's Hot Dogs And Eternal Triangles, which subsequently toured to Hong Kong and Singapore. For Glasgay! he appeared in The Chalky White Substance/The Municipal Abattoir, The Bridge and Spain, which he co-created with James Ley.

His self-penned solo show There Were Two Brothers was commissioned by Outspoken Arts in 2014 and has played throughout Scotland, most recently as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Television includes Taggart, Outlander and Clique.

Currently he is writing a new solo show with the working title Still Martin.


Rehearsal photos by Cara Pirie

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Produced by In Motion Theatre Company with funding from Creative Scotland.


In Motion Theatre are pleased to provide support for independent projects, giving them a platform for their work.

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