A wee bit about us....
Sonsie Ltd was set up by Niall Black in 2018.
Based in Glasgow, Niall has had a 30 year career in the arts including theatre, events, dance, opera and live art. His early career was with Hull Truck Theatre and Northern Stage before moving to London in 1997. From 2005 to 2013, he was the Head of Production at the National Theatre of Scotland, helping to shape and grow this new national performing company.
In 2013 he moved to London as Head of Production at the Royal Court Theatre until returning to Scotland in 2015 to settle down with his family in Glasgow.
Niall has always sought to work across the arts in different forms, both within his own role and also within different disciplines. Sonsie Ltd has been created to further this. As a company, Sonsie now works across the arts and provides support, advice and knowledge to a range of artists and producers in Scotland and elsewhere.
Sonsie recognises that artists and producers need to be supported for them to fully realise their ideas. As a company, we bring people and skills together to nurture and deliver projects, no matter how challenging.
And the name, "Sonsie"?
Well according the Scotsman newspaper, "The word itself originates from the Gaelic words "sonas", meaning luck, or "sona", which means good fortune". It can simply refer to the bringing of luck or good fortune.
Most people tend to know it from the opening lines of the Robert Burns poem "Address to a Haggis"
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o the puddin'-race!