Michael Alexander examines the legacy of the critically acclaimed Black Watch play as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. A young man wearing a brown leather jacket steps timidly onto the stage, his eyes caught like rabbits in a headlight as he peers out at the audience seated before him.
Political infighting. Loyalty. Spying. Scheming and betrayal. In this era of Johnson, Corbyn, Putin and Trump, these phrases are as relevant to the world of politics today as they’ve ever been.
Hopes are increasing that the Byre Theatre could reopen by the end of the summer under new management.
Thousands of people from all over the world have joined a campaign trying to save the Byre Theatre in St Andrews.
By switching from describing him as “a great man” to “our greatest failure”, you would be forgiven for thinking Kevin Toolis is confused about Gordon Brown.
The Byre Theatre in St Andrews is likely to go into liquidation because of cash flow problems.
An opera based on Iain Banks' first novel will get its world premiere later this year, just months after his death.
Scottish actor Tom Urie has spoken of his “shock and upset” when he heard the 80-year-old Byre Theatre was to close.