The Scotsman 14 October 2021

If you’re an actor, a theatre can look like a closed shop. There are too few parts going to too few performers. Getting a break can seem impossible. Those who belong to an underrepresented group can feel more excluded still.

Andy Arnold, artistic director of Glasgow’s Tron Theatre, is trying to change that. His production of The Tempest, scheduled to coincide with the COP26 summit, has been shaped by three criteria that go some way to redressing the balance. [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).