The Scotsman 6 February 2024

Can there be anything more British than a seaside caravan holiday? Surely this is the only nation whose idea of escape is staying on a neatly laid-out plot facing a sea breeze while politely tolerating the neighbours and hoping for sun.

But not so. When playwright David Greig showed his new play, Two Sisters, to theatres in Sweden and Australia, they recognised the scenario instantly. He had based this wistful comedy on his memories of childhood stays in Lossiemouth and with his own children in North Berwick, not to mention his familiarity with Pettycur Bay near where he lives and the subject of the BBC reality TV series Life On The Bay.

But his international colleagues said their audiences would know exactly what he was talking about. [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).