The Guardian 2 June 2020

We never ask the right question of the future,” says David Greig, artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre. “If you’d asked me six months ago what the big question of 2020 was going to be, I’d have been asking if the theatre would get an uplift in our Creative Scotland support and if the next season will attract an audience. Then suddenly something else comes along.”

Thanks to a question nobody thought to ask, his theatre has gone into “hibernation” for the rest of the year. “There’s not going to be anything like what we would have understood as normal theatre for some considerable time,” he says. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).