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Watch Scottish Theatre Online!

A number of Scottish companies and artists are currently offering their shows online and here’s a list of those (please contact us if you would like us to add anything to it):

Los Rabinovich
Los Rabinovich


Surge gears up to present an outlandish mix of acts performed in the kitchen, in the garden and sometimes even in the street. There’s a full evening of astonishing interactive entertainment as Surge Festival goes online.

Live from around the world on 4th July, Surge Festival brings you new and established work from Los Rabinovich (Mallorca), Cocoloco (Australia) Oceanallover, Scottish Youth Theatre as well as a special edition Cirqulation Cabaret and Neverthere Scratch event.

This year’s festival also includes the Moving Out Symposium, an Outdoor Arts Showcase, the Surge Arms Live Cabaret – which has been broadcasting weekly throughout lockdown – and finishes off with a Live DJ set from Balkanarama.

The programme will be accessed through a single page on our website- www.surge.scot –  keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Pass the Spoon, Magnetic North
Pass the Spoon, Magnetic North

Pass the Spoon – the show from Magnetic North: their  ‘sort-of opera about cookery’ by David Fennessy, Composer, David Shrigley and Nicholas Bone. The company dedicate the film to the memory of Pauline Knowles who played June Spoon and died in 2018.  The film can be found here: https://www.magneticnorth.org.uk/productions/pass-the-spoon-archive-recording

Phone Fictions Watch Party – If you missed the live version, the films shown can be now watched on their website – Visible Fictions put a call out for artists living in Scotland to create 1 minute films on their mobile phones whilst in lockdown, the team at Visible Fictions selected 15 pitches and commissioned them.

The artists selected are: Roberto Cassani / Elspeth Chapman / Christine Urquhart & Zoe Bullock / Stewart Ennis / James Beagon & Sophie Harris / Simon Macallum / Nikki Kalkman / Martin McCormick / Patrick Wallace / Tim Reid / Laura Berni / Cameron Strachan / Amanda Aiken & Emma Butler-Cole Aiken / Calum Coutts / Dan Padden

Films include and exciting mix of art forms including stop frame animation, original music, sketches, monologues and more!

All the films are suitable for audiences aged 5+ – please join us with your families, flatmates, or by yourself!

Tromolo Productions at Made in Scotland launch, pic. Colin Hattersley

Biding Time, Tromolo Productions – this show, part of Made in Scotland 2013, is now available to watch online here: https://vimeo.com/118691569

Image from surge.scot

Surge Live Cabaret – Every Wednesday from 9pm
Join them at the regular Wednesday night Surge Arms Live Cabaret, Click the link from 8:30 pm – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81539209917    

Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s #PFTLightHopeJoy
You can watch their short films as they are published three times a day or you can catch up with what they have filmed so far on their YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23PFTLightHopeJoy

Tailor of Inverness
Tailor of Inverness, image from dogstartheatre.co.uk

The Tailor of Inverness – Dog Star Theatre Company- it has taken its place as one of the great Scottish theatre productions.  To date, it has played to over 40,000 people in 112 venues around the world, generating an overwhelmingly powerful response from audiences everywhere. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thetailorofinverness

Circling A Fox – a documentary on the story behind The Tailor of Inverness: Brian Ross’s beautiful documentary about the story behind The Tailor of Inverness, produced by Hopscotch Films.  Brian’s film follows Dogstar as we tour with the play in Poland and Ukraine.  It also features archive footage and audio of the Tailor himself.  Circling A Fox blends documentary, theatre and poetic drama-reconstruction to tell the story of Matthew Zajac’s quest to seek the truth about his father’s past and his efforts to reach out to a family he never knew existed. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/circlingafox

Rapture Theatre Company – Mini Bites – a series of, online bite size performances.  

STAYING IN – Tricky Hat Productions – https://vimeo.com/416935766 – Nothing can stop The Flames, not even a global pandemic! Tricky Hat launches a digital collaboration with The Flames in Scotland and Japan. STAYING IN is the second of three short films.

Now that you have settled into quarantine, what have you discovered – hobbies, talents, who you really are? Dressing up and dressing down, The Flames explore what they miss and what they love in this extraordinary time. 

The Flames, in Scotland and Japan will invite you to stay in with them during national lockdown. The Flames is Tricky Hat multimedia performance company just for people over 50. Through performance, film and music, we explore stories of later life, challenging perceptions of ageing. This film is subtitled in Japanese.

Created by the Flames in collaboration with Tricky Hat Artists: 

  • Kim Beveridge – Digital Artist
  • Mick Slaven – Musician & Composer
  • Aya Kobayashi – Movement Direction
  • Fiona Miller – Artistic Director
Eastgate Theatre
Eastgate Theatre, image from eastgatearts.com

Eastgate Theatre – follow their YouTube channel for interviews, fragments of plays and more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpF1NeIjxgZk52wzY9i6ufg

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