Tags �merchant city�

Steven Rance



Small of a*se yet big of heart, Steve appears for Flying Pig from the relaxed decadence of Glasgow’s Merchant City and by day is a Principal Teacher of Moral and Religious Education. Those of you who have met him may require to read that sentence again.

Born at an early age, Steven has grown into a performer of some stature, and following some recent Chiropractic assistance has now reached the height of 6 feet 3, without the stoop (with it, 5 feet 5).
Following his debut as ‘3rd Peasant’ in the South Leeds Panto, and training with the St Philips Primary School Players, he achieved critical acclaim in the roles of ‘Pharaoh’ and ‘Dracula’, though not at the same time.

After a period of “resting” he returned to the stage in Pools Paradise as ‘the Revd Toop’ – an ecclesiastical role, which of course would point to a calling in later life. As, indeed, did his roles as an arrogant young man in The Fantasticks, a cuckolded lover in Arcadia, a boorish actor in Kiss Me Kate, and, most taxing of all, a transvestite in Hair.

Television has included a role as ‘Bored Audience Member’ in An Evening With Evelyn Glennie and a surprised but rather pleased winning contestant on defunct daytime STV quiz Beat the Streets.

Steven is, of course, best known for his recurring role as ‘fake tan road tester’ on BBC Radio Scotland, in which he describes the texture, colour and efficacy of a variety of tanning products for the benefit of mid-morning listeners.