Theatre



Edinburgh Fringe Festival revamped

20th October 2020

What does a theatre festival look like online? The Fringe Festival has long been the pièce de résistance of the Edinburgh annual calendar. From some of the biggest names in entertainment to the small, unknown artists who are yet to be discovered, the festival is all-inclusive and caters to everyone’s interests. Performances range from circuses, ...


Citizens Theatre as a new season approaches

10th October 2020

Citizens shares its plans to entertain theatre-starved audiences. Following the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions across Scotland last week, whatever slow progress that had been made to reopen theatres seemed to disintegrate overnight. However, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre have announced their programme moving forward into Autumn and the new year. Much of this focuses on the programme ...


Preview: The Place I Call Home theatre festival

8th October 2020

 Paines Plough’s plans to quench our thirst for theatre. All of us theatre enthusiasts have been starved of the joys of live performance. But theatre companies across the country have been striving to provide digital content to satisfy our appetites and a new theatre festival plans to do the same. Joint artistic directors of Paines ...


Covid-19’s attack on the arts

14th September 2020

Anton Ferrie discusses how Covid-19 has impacted creatives within the theatre industry. As the economy contracts and the chancellor’s shiny investment plans seem to have stalled, the culture sector is still without clear investment or an ability to plan ahead. Theatre venues, without the insurance guarantee that has offered certainty to film and television as ...


Stage to screen

29th August 2020

What does the Hamilton movie mean for the future of musical theatre? Broadway-to-film adaptations have long allowed people to enjoy the stories of musicals beyond their theatre run. While films based on musicals date as far back as the 1920s, this trend became increasingly popular in the 1950s and 60s with adaptations of The King ...


A Play, A Pie, and A Pint: Volume One

29th August 2020

Read six of the most critically acclaimed pieces staged at Oran Mor in one convenient book. For years, Glasgow’s residents, especially those in the West End, have been entertained at Oran Mor’s award-winning theatre program – A Play, A Pie, and A Pint. Having produced over 500 plays in the past 15 years, this lunchtime ...


Review: pillowtalk

28th August 2020

Live Witness Theatre deliver a new interpretation of theatre suited for the age lockdown. During lockdown people have either been forced to go without seeing their nearest and dearest, or have been forced to see them every second of every day. It’s taken a visible toll on many.  Following three couples during lockdown, Hayley Scott’s ...