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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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Monday, September 25, 2006

Autumn almanac

Seems it's been a while since I've posted anything here. Sorry to let down all my billions of readers. There's just been too much darned theatre to see.

Usually there's a bit of a lull in September while the theatre world has a lie down after the Edinburgh festival and takes a deep breath before the autumn season. Not so this year. Thanks in large part to the National Theatre of Scotland, there's been loads to see already - and we've not even reached the end of September.

There are the three shows by the new NTS Ensemble – all of which are worth seeing if you can make it along to the community centres where they're performing – the first tentative steps of the NTS Young Company, which has performed one lunchtime show and is about to open another as part of Arches Live, and there's the high profile Tutti Frutti (I expect my review to be in tomorrow's Guardian).

This is in addition to the Play, Pie, Pint lunchtime series, now operating in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the busy Arches Live programme and new productions from the Royal Lyceum, Boilerhouse, Wee Stories (Is this a Dagger? is a great mini-Macbeth), Catherine Wheels, TAG, Borderline, Dogstar and others.

All this and more on Mark Fisher's Scottish Theatre Links.