Mark Fisher, travel 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.

As a travel writer, he has written about the arts scene in Stavanger, Norway, the human pyramids of the castellers of Catalonia and life in Sri Lanka after the Asian tsunami. He has also written about Hans Christian Andersen in Copenhagen, casino security in Las Vegas and winter walking tours in St Peterburg. In 2009, he visited Malawi to write about the Madonna adoption case.

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.

View from the Utstein Kloster Hotel, Mosterøy near Stavanger, Norway


Recent interviewees include Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Philip Pullman, Ian McDiarmid, Ross Noble and Alistair McGowan. Recent subjects include comedy in prison, Scotland's Homecoming and the environmental impact of the arts. He is a judge for the TMA Theatre Awards, 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.

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.

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



Scottish theatre blog

REVIEWS, thoughts and observations about theatre in Scotland.


The Guardian

ARTICLES about theatre published in the daily newspaper and online


The List

RECENT articles about theatre published in the fortnightly events guide.


Scotland on Sunday

FEATURES on a range of subjects, plus some reviews.



REVIEWS, articles and extensive database about Scottish theatre.



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

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