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Mark Fisher, feature writer, theatre critic and editor

MARK FISHER is a theatre critic, editor, feature writer and freelance journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s, contributing theatre reviews, interviews, arts features and travel articles to newspapers and magazines in Scotland and all over the world.

He is the Scottish theatre critic for The Guardian and Variety, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to Scotland on Sunday and many magazines, newspapers and websites. As an editor, he has worked for the Edinburgh International Festival and Raploch Urban Regeneration Company. He is the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays and The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: how to make your show a success published in February 2012.

Recent interviewees include Derek Jacobi, Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan, Eric Idle, Peter Brook, Neil LaBute, Ben Elton, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Philip Pullman, Ian McDiarmid, Ross Noble and Alistair McGowan. Recent subjects include comedy in prison, Madonna in Malawi and the environmental impact of the arts. He is a judge for the Theatre Awards UK, the Scotsman Fringe First awards and the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland and has taught classes in arts reviewing and feature writing.

He is also responsible for the theatreSCOTLAND website, a wide-ranging database of actors, playwrights, theatre companies and buildings, plus reviews and articles. Sign up for theatreSCOTLAND updates. Sign up for theatreSCOTLAND discussion.

 

"Fisher is the perfect host, and what shines through is his experience in theatre and depth of knowledge." Three Weeks, 2011

 

This site features sample articles on a range of topics from theatre to travel, from arts politics to health as well as details of clients, journalistic experience and contact information.

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For the very latest articles follow the links in the box below.

LATEST ARTICLES

2007-present

Scottish theatre blog

REVIEWS, thoughts and observations about theatre in Scotland.

2003-present

The Guardian

ARTICLES about theatre published in the daily newspaper and online

2006-present

The List

RECENT articles about theatre published in the fortnightly events guide.

2005-present

Scotland on Sunday

FEATURES on a range of subjects, plus some reviews.

1999-present

theatreSCOTLAND

REVIEWS, articles and extensive database about Scottish theatre.

2004-present

Variety

REVIEWS and news items about Scottish theatre in the US theatre bible.

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