Boabby the Barman set to serve up the awards at the 2017 CATS

Press release 5 June 2017

Gavin Mitchell, known to millions as Boabby the Barman in Still Game, is to present the awards at the 15th anniversary CATS ceremony this weekend it was announced today, 5 June 2017.

“We are delighted that Gavin is to join us as our guest presenter this year,” says Mark Fisher, CATS co-convenor. “Gavin is known to millions for his role as Boabby the Barman in Still Game and Still Game Live. We expect him to serve up plenty of laughs along with the awards at the CATS.”

“Gavin is as much a presence on the stage as the TV,” adds Joyce McMillan, CATS co-convenor. “He has appeared in glittering productions ranging from panto to Pricilla Queen of the Desert. We are sure he will feel right at home in the glittering CATS ceremony.”

“It’s a pleasure, a privilege and slightly petrifying to present to my peers with the peerless Joyce McMillan at this years CAT awards, ·on what has been another bumper year for productions and exponents of their craft,” says Mitchell “I look forward to seeing friends, colleagues and critics alike for fun , frolics and celebrations.”

The 15th anniversary Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland will be presented at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Sunday 11 June. There are a few tickets priced £15 (£10 Festival Theatre Friends) still remaining. Further information on the event and how to book visit:


For further information contact: Lesley Booth, 0779 941 4474 /

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