About Modest Predicament
Modest Predicament are a Glasgow-based theatre company run by Jenny Gilvear and Shilpa T-Hyland. We believe in the influence of the narratives we tell each other; in the magic of both the everyday and the epic; in seeking out alternative and seldom heard stories; and in the importance of the act of re-telling. We tell all kinds of stories, including work for a range of age groups and performance spaces.
This is where you'll find information on our past and present projects, and upcoming shows.
Photo by Mihaela Bodlovik
Shilpa T-Hyland is a recent graduate from the MA in Classical and Contemporary Text at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. She directed 'Bubble' by Kieran Hurley as her final showcase at RCS.
Other directing credits include: In The Bones (On The Verge Festival, The Royal Conservatoire Scotland); The Changeling Scenes (Globe Education); Erin, Errol and The Earth Creatures (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival); The Cabinet of Curiosities (Buzzcut Festival).
Assistant and trainee credits include:
Timon of Athens (Bard in The Botanics, Dir. Jennifer Dick); The 306: Day (Perth Theatre/ National Theatre Scotland/Stellar Quines, Dir. Jemima Levick); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Royal Conservatoire Scotland, Dir. Hugh Hogart); Anything That Gives Off Light (The TEAM / National Theatre Scotland, Dir. Rachel Chavkin).
Jenny Gilvear is an English literature and theatre studies graduate of the University of Glasgow. She has written, directed and performed extensively with STAG, as well as with Vagabond theatre company in Canada.
Jenny has previously worked at the Tron Theatre, Summerhall, Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh, teaching classes at the Citizens Theatre Nightschool and touring educational workshops with Scottish Opera. She has also worked as the venue manager for the Traverse Theatre during Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2017/18, and as a digital communications assistant at manipulate Visual Theatre Festival 2017.