The Guardian, 8 December 2020

It’s been a long time since we saw the black doors of Glasgow’s Tron theatre swing open. A long time, too, since we caught sight of its artistic director, Andy Arnold, who emerges from theatrical gloom in this exquisite 30-minute film to lead us through the building’s shut-off corridors and back rooms.

He’s wearing a dishevelled dinner jacket and bowler hat – shades of Waiting for Godot and that era when everyone dressed for the theatre. He smiles in welcome but our visit feels illicit.


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).