The Coolidge Effect

The Guardian 28 July 2020

Stories to Connect Us is the name given by the Glasgow company Wonder Fools to its online season – and with good reason. In our months of lockdown, connection is exactly what we’ve missed. It is ironic, then, that The Coolidge Effect, the second show in the season, should be about disconnection. Its theme is internet pornography, something that could have been purpose built for a time of social isolation. [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).