The Scotsman 5 August 2022

You can’t fault Dominic Hill for perseverance. Last summer, the artistic director of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre staged The Comedy Of Errors as part of Scottish Opera’s Live at No 40 Festival. It ran long enough to pick up a couple of five-star reviews, but only after disaster had struck. Before the show had even opened, some members of the company tested positive for Covid and five performances had to be cancelled, amounting to half the intended run.

If you managed to see it, you were one of the select few. That was a shame, because Shakespeare’s comedy went down a storm. Proving you can’t keep a good show down, Hill is having a second bash at it – this time with a month-long tour. After another year of uncertainty, he reckons the mood is still right for a breezy comedy about mistaken identity. [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).