Theatre

Support for theatre fund

Support for theatre fund

Theatre leaders’ positive response to £10M fund:

The Scottish theatre sector has, unsurprisingly, welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a £10 million Performing Arts Venues Relief fund for venues hit by the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

July 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Theatre Blogging

Theatre Blogging

The Emergence of a Critical Culture:

Meghan Vaughan’s new book Theatre Blogging – the Emergence of a Critical Culture was recently published by Bloomsbury. Here’s Mark Fisher’s review.

July 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
ScotGov commits to theatre

ScotGov commits to theatre

Clear statements from Culture Sec & FM:

Economy and Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said she is “actively working on the case” of theatre recovery post Covid-19 during the First Minister’s press conference on Friday 26 June 2020.

June 29, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Five from Inside

Five from Inside

★★★☆☆   Zippy:

A series of enigmatic, eclectic discoveries, Five From Inside’s guerrilla-portraits of isolation expose some of the tensions facing theatre-makers staring down a digital ‘new normal.’

April 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Tempest

The Tempest

★★★★☆    Virtual storm:

While many theatre companies have resorted to screening films of existing shows during lockdown, Banbury-based Creation Theatre has not only created a new piece of theatre but is performing it live.

April 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
Seaside streaming

Seaside streaming

Dunbar company puts Mary QoS play online:

Battery Theatre, which creates site-specific shows for and about the community of Dunbar, is putting its most recent production online, after being forced to cancel this summer’s offering due to Covid-19.

April 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

★★★★☆ Blooms with delights:

The Secret Garden, Fife-based Red Bridge Arts has once again given a children’s classic a radical makeover without losing the heart of the original story.

March 7, 2020 | By | Reply More
Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti

★★☆☆☆    Flat:

Mrs Puntila and Her Man Matti at the Lyceum is full of energy and has no shortage of comic potential. However, the end result is puzzlingly uninvolving.

March 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Dial M for Murder

Dial M for Murder

★★★★☆ Engaging:

Classic British play Dial M For Murder is at the King’s all this week before going to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal next, and no one is phoning it in.

February 25, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

★★★★☆  Nowt wrong:

Brilliantly silly and utterly hilarious, Mischief Theatre returns to Edinburgh with Peter Pan Goes Wrong, spending the half term holiday until Sunday at the Festival Theatre.

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More