AN up and coming director from Inverclyde is making his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with his new radio play.

Kevin Jannetts is making his debut at the world famous arts showcase with his new radio play Para Handy.

The man behind the radio play of It's A Wonderful Life is now working his magic on the classic tales by Neil Munro.

Talented Kevin adapted, directed and stars in the 1950s comedy performed as a radio broadcast.

Para Handy was originally created for a performance at the Beacon in Greenock - and now it is now moving to the Royal Mile.

Kevin said: "It was a perfect fit.

"The venue, audience and comedy of Para Handy tales all suited the 1950s radio play format.

"Creating this new show gave us the opportunity to combine popular and less well known stories, which work well in the radio play format."

Kevin was delighted to secure a spot with the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts at their Riddle Court Venue during the festival.

Starring alongside Kevin is actor Stewart Phillips and the line-up is completed by Calum McVittie, who is also a professional magician, and Valerie Barr a hugely talented accordionist and recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The production features devised radio actor characters, live sound effects created by the cast and the audience and live music.

Before heading for Edinburgh Kevin is going to give his local audience a sneak preview at Skelmorlie Golf Club on Saturday July 28.

Para Handy is on at the festival at PQA 2, Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, The Royal Mile (Venue 277) from August 13-19.