On Sunday December 28 1879, during a violent winter storm, the train to Dundee was crossing over the River Tay when a huge section of the bridge collapsed, taking with it 59 souls. It was a disaster beyond anybody’s imagination.
‘What would William McGonagall make of ‘extortionate’ rail fares’ to Dundee?, asks writer ahead of Rep show
If 19th century poet and tragedian of Dundee William Topaz McGonagall were alive today, what would he think of the cost of a rail ticket for Glasgow folk wanting to visit the V&A?
Dundee Rep, take a huge bow. The much anticipated, uniquely Dundee play, Tay Bridge, is world class.
FEATURE: Dundee Rep would be ‘nothing without the people’, say staff as theatre celebrates 80th anniversary
As Dundee Rep celebrates its 80th anniversary, Michael Alexander hears from staff about how the theatre is helping to shape the world through ideas and stories.
Three top Scottish comedians have given The Courier their take on the classic Christmas tale. Michael Alexander spoke to Glasgow-based writer, performer and William Topaz McGonagall expert Gary McNair to find out how he thinks the legendary 19th century Dundee poet and tragedian might have interpreted Christmas 2019.
As the Whitehall Theatre in Dundee celebrates its 50th anniversary on Friday November 29, Michael Alexander speaks to some of its stalwarts and discovers that, despite a few bumps in the road, the institution is still going strong.
Doricula. Dracula, but with a Doric twist.
FEATURE: ‘Incredible inspiration’ of Mary Shelley highlighted by actress as Frankenstein launches at Perth
Scottish screen actress Eilidh Loan stars in the new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which launched at Perth Theatre on September 5. Here, she tells Michael Alexander about the 'incredible' inspiration she has taken from the 19th century author.
FEATURE: Getting under the skin of Fife actor Michael Moreland’s latest monstrous role as Frankenstein
Michael Alexander speaks to Fife-raised Frankenstein actor Michael Moreland about his monstrous role now touring the UK.
Those of a certain age will remember him from The Really Wild Show, back in the 1980s.