Double Drop by Dirty Protest at the new MultiStory venue

The Guardian 9 August 2021

On the wall in my kitchen is a calendar made by Edinburgh theatre critic Thom Dibdin. This time last year, he and his photographer brother Peter took a set of pictures of Edinburgh festival venues that were shut because of the pandemic.

In February, we see Thom and his bike on the eerily empty Meadows. In July, he is the only one left standing in the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. This month, he’s on the Mound in front of the National Galleries with not a half-price ticket booth in sight. [READ MORE]

Picture: Double Drop by Dirty Protest at the new MultiStory venue

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).