We are a music and theatre company from Scotland, producing and touring engaging and interactive theatre shows for children and their families.
Our company’s sell-out stage shows pack major city centre theatres, concert halls, arts centres and festivals across the UK, blending the educational with the entertaining into a magical live theatre experience. For many young audiences, a trip to The McDougalls is often their first taste of live theatre. Our productions have become a box office highlight of theatres across the country, and for audiences, a biannual trip to see our latest show has become the ultimate ‘day out with the kids’.
Our albums, digital music and online TV shows have gained a popular reputation with children across the globe. The musical adventures of The McDougalls now enthral young fan bases in the USA, Spain, Greece and Australia.
From headquarters in the West of Scotland, our work is created and performed by award-winning duo Ruairidh Forde and Ryan Moir, who consolidate backgrounds in theatre production, primary education and children’s television into a fun-filled, unique musical act. From a one-off show created for Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre in 2014, the concept has evolved into a nationwide touring operation: an unrivalled brand of live entertainment capturing the imaginations of thousands of children.