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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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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Watch out! It's the Black Watch watch

Black Watch continues to plough a path to theatrical domination as John Tiffany wins best director in the Critics Circle Awards. All the other winners are for productions south of the border: Best new play: Rock 'N' Roll by Tom Stoppard; Best musical: Caroline, or Change; Best director: John Tiffany (Black Watch); Best actor: Rufus Sewell (Rock 'N' Roll); Best actress: Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?); Best Shakespearean performance: Tamsin Greig (Much Ado About Nothing); Best designer: The Punchdrunk Faust Company; Most promising playwright: Nina Raine (Rabbit); Most promising newcomer (apart from playwright): Connie Fisher (The Sound of Music) and Andrew Garfield (Beautiful Thing/ Overwhelming/ Burn/ Chatroom/ Citzenship).

Meanwhile, I've got a new blog on the Guardian site about the strange case of the Maltings Theatre in Berwick wanting to charge Scottish audiences more than locals.

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