2014 was another terrific year for theatre and performance in Glasgow and beyond – we thought we hadn’t seen that much but after a quick look at our diaries, we realised we’d seen quite a bit!
We saw most of our theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, along with the rest of you! Nina’s favourite show was seeing Irish new writing company Fishamble presenting Swing, a delightful show about music and dancing and love. Katherine enjoyed seeing National Theatre of Scotland’s The Tin Forest in the South Rotunda as part of the Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme and also loved experiencing the incredibly successful Catherine Wheels’ White! Philippa’s highlight of the Fringe was seeing Every Brilliant Thing as part of Paines Plough Roundabout season and also seeing Bridget Christie’s political stand-up comedy – wacky and informative.
Our current cast member Alan MacKenzie started 2014 off with a bang in The Pitchfork Disney at the Tron Theatre, and then went on to play Hamlet in Bard in the Botanics in the summer. In April, our talented friends Enormous Yes brought us their findings in The Forbidden Experiment at The Arches and the Traverse. We were pleased to join Vickie Beesley and Terra Incognita on their walking tours in As I See It in Kelvingrove Park in November. Our long term collaborator Amy Conway also made two shows in 2014, Karōshi (過労死) Trans. “death from overwork” at Buzzcut and 30:60:80 at Arches Live! (with Vickie Beesley). She’s had a terrific year and we’re sure there is more to come.
It’s been a great year for theatre and our aim is to see more and more in 2015!
Other mentionable highlights:
Birdland, Royal Court
The CHRISTEENE Machine, Soho Theatre
Chris Thorpe: Confirmation, Battersea Arts Centre
Bryony Kimmings: Fake It Till You Make It, Forest Fringe
The Great Yes No Don’t Know Show, National Theatre of Scotland
The Nether, Royal Court