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Mark Fisher
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Follow me on Twitter at MarkFFisher, WriteAboutTheat and LimelightXTC I am a freelance journalist and critic specialising in theatre and the arts. Publications I write for include the Guardian and the Scotsman. I am the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: how to make your show a success and How to Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers. I am also editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls: A Limelight Anthology. From 2000-2003, I was the editor of The List magazine, Glasgow and Edinburgh's arts and events guide.
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Blog Archive

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Slope theatre review and further huffing and puffing

I'm still going on about the Scottish smoking ban, this time on the Guardian's Culture Vulture blog. Two people have joined in the discussion there so far, but the Scotland on Sunday page is up to 114 responses.

Meanwhile on Mark Fisher's Scottish Theatre Links there's a link to my theatre review of Slope by Pamela Carter, directed by Stewart Laing.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Smoking, promoting and theatre reviewing

Been away for a few days, so haven't drawn attention to two articles from last weekend. One is about Culture Ireland giving Scottish theatre a run for its money on the Edinburgh Fringe. The other, which I didn't write, but I did do most of the interviews, is about the smoking ban on stage.

Why has one attracted 107 responses and the other none?

Meanwhile, my colleague Shona Craven has started a new theatre review website called On Stage Scotland. I'll be adding details to Mark Fisher's Scottish Theatre Links soon.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Glasgow/Russia/the world

New on Mark Fisher's Scottish Theatre Links today: a touching story of teenagers from Glasgow and Russia joining forces and a profile of Edinburgh company Highway Diner as it prepares a work-in-progress presentation of Building Skyscrapers for the Arches.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Stewart Laing's Slope

Interview with Stewart Laing and Pamela Carter about Slope in yesterday's Scotland on Sunday. Follow the link on Mark Fisher's Scottish Theatre Links.