Fighting Austerity Through Theatre
Vicious will be showing at the Deaf Connections Theatre from Wednesday the 27th - Saturday 30th March.
COMMONSPACE caught up with those involved in new play Vicious, produced by Horsehead Theatre, which is highlighting the fight against pension inequality and austerity measures.
WATCH: Play written and performed by Syrian refugees in Glasgow
The Trojans is an important new adaptation of Euripides’ great anti-war tragedy, written and performed by Syrian refugees living in Glasgow, now showing at Platform Theatre.
The deeply moving play is the result of nine months of drama workshops with Glasgow-based Syrian refugees. It features powerful and raw performances, their honesty bringing the reality and horrors of war into the Easterhouse theatre.
Groundbreaking Edinburgh theatre project to explore CIA 'War on Terror' abuses
Experimental theatre project will deploy academic research into infamous 'extraordinary rendition' programme
A SCOTTISH theatre company is set to launch a groundbreaking artistic project exploring the CIA's secretive extraordinary rendition programme during the war on terror years.
The rendition programme after the 9/11 attacks saw terror suspects transported around the world to keep them outside of judicial oversight, and to circumvent human rights protections against various forms of detention and interrogation.
Theatre Review: The Last Days of Mankind
John Davis, Professor of Education at The University of Strathclyde, reviews the Scottish/German collaboratively directed anti-war play The Last Days of Mankind, currently running at Leith Theatre, which involves an international cast of theatre groups, musicians and actors.
Any public funds for Scottish Youth Theatre must be used to tackle inequality, says River City star
Scottish Youth Theatre ‘prices out working-class students’, actor and director Iain Robertson has said
SCOTTISH ACTOR and director Iain Robertson, best known for his roles in Small Faces, The Debt Collector, Sea of Souls, and most recently River City, has written to the Scottish Government calling a portion of any public funds given to Scottish Youth Theatre (SYT) to be used to address inequality of access.
Seanmhair is a totally immersive piece of performance
CommonSpace theatre critic Tara Fitzpatrick gives her take on a "highly intense" effort from Hywel John
SEANMHAIR, from Welsh writer Hywel John, is a wonderfully acted, highly intense piece of theatre which expertly shifts between characters and timescales.
Jenny, a well-spoken, upper-class Edinburgh girl falls in love with Tommy MacLeish, a cheeky, working-class lad from Leith.
The story is told by older Jenny, looking at an older and mentally frail Tommy and remembering their first meeting.
The North! The North! is a truly dark experience - not for the faint hearted
CommonSpace theatre critic Tara Fitzpatrick says there were a few nervous looks for the exit during this Christopher Harrisson effort
THE North! The North!, created and performed by Christopher Harrisson, is a dark, uncomfortable fable unlikely to be enjoyed by the faint-hearted.
Theatre group lands £3,000 in funding to help homeless people be heard
Raised Voices, a creative writing and drama group for people with experience of homelessness, speak to CommonSpace about their uphill climb
“Finding myself without a home was like arriving in a deep, dark hole,” says Raised Voices member Colin Brown.
A clear and uncompromising take on Europe's refugee crisis
Theatre critic Tara Fitzpatrick reviews The Sky is Safe, Dogstar Theatre Company, Summerhall’s main stage, 4– 27 August (then touring Scotland)
THE Sky is Safe, Dogstar Theatre Company’s fifth Edinburgh Fringe show, is a play with a clear and uncompromising take on the misery and injustice of Europe’s Refugee Crisis.