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Projects archive

The Scottish Arts Council is proud to support the many exciting drama projects and activities on the go throughout Scotland.  Browse through this list of past featured projects and select one by clicking on the image or hyperlink to read more.   Projects include articles on particular events, activities, people and organisations.

To view current featured projects - go to our Drama projects section 

Grid Iron's Once Upon a Dragon; photo: Tim Morrozzo 

Imaginate Children's International Theatre Festival 2007

The UK's largest performing arts festival for children and young people.

Julie Brown & Johnny McKnight; photo courtesy Random Accomplice 

Little Johnny's Big Gay Adventure

Random Accomplice takes its Glasgay! show to the Prague Fringe Festival.

Christopher Simon; Photo: Richard Campbell, courtesy Traverse Theatre 

Traverse in Jordan

The Traverse Theatre Company presents When the Bulbul Stopped Singing to audiences in Jordan.

Scottish Arts Council delegation, Brooklyn Bridge; Photo: Alexandra Stampler-Brown

Reflections on APAP 2007

Alexandra Stampler-Brown, Stellar Quines theatre company, reflects on some of her experiences at APAP 2007.

Yararcusu, Hidden Gardens 2005.  Photo: Louise Sabey 

Oceanallover's Yararacusu

Oceanallover's experimental piece Yararacusu combines physical theatre, scultpure and live music.

John Edgar; Photo: Lung Has Theatre Company 

Lung Ha's

Monster's Tears

The Puzzle 2006; Photo: Eamonn McGoldrick  

Giant Productions

The Puzzle

Tha Texan, Petrol Jesus Nightmare; Photo:  Richard Campbell

Traverse in Kosovo

Traverse takes its production of 'Petrol Jesus Nightmare #5' by Henry Adam to Kosovo.

Faith Liddell and Deborah Aydon; Photo: Jonathan Littlejohn

Amnesty International Awards

'Unprotected' wins Freedom of Expression Award

Montague Place image; photo courtesy Mischief La Bas

Montague Place

Mischief La Bas' most recent touring show.

Image from Intermission; Photo: Iain Hales

Theatre projects 2006/07

Awards for Scottish theatre projects in 2006/07.

How to Kill (Your Lover) image; Photo: Courtesy Theatre Objektiv

Theatre Objektiv

A close-up of the Edinburgh based theatre company.

Puppet Animation Festival Logo; Photo Courtesy John Fardell

Puppet Animation Festival 2006

Let the performers entertain you, or have a go at making and performing your own puppets!

A Different Language; Photo: Douglas McBride

Suspect Culture: The Escapologist

New performances from one of Scotland's leading theatre companies.

Scene from Katie Morag; Photo: Douglas Robertson

Mull Theatre's new buildings

 Mull Theatre finds a new home and takes Cyprus to London.

Pauline Knowles as Martha; Photo: Robert Workman

Catherine Wheels' Theatre in Schools project

 Catherine Wheels Theatre project play to over 12,000 on latest schools tours.

Scene from Fergus Steps Out; Photo: Marc Marnie

Lung Ha's turns 21

Scotland's leading learning disability theatre company celebrates its 21st birthday.

Perfect Spot, Good Morning; Photo: Courtesy Arts in Motion

Cartoon Theatre and The Perfect Spot

Innovative show combines full screen animation with live performance.

Image from Voice Stealer; Photo: Courtesy Stephen Holland

Degenerate 3

Scotland's only International Disability Arts festival.

Perth Youth Theatre; Photo: Courtesy Horsecross

Promote YT's Festival of Youth Theatre 2005

 Scotland's first Festival of Youth Theatre.

Intercity Edinburgh image; Photo: Dimitri Milopulos

Intercity Festival 2005

 One of Europe's most important arts festivals focuses on Edinburgh.

Strenga Nona with Magic spaghetti pot; Photo: Kevin Low

Licketyspit's Magic Spaghetti '05

Licketyspit's latest show for young children and families.

Race day, benchtours' Mayhem; Photo: Marc Marnie

benchtours' community outreach

 Community outreach goes from strength to strength.

Emergency Exit Arts, Runga Rung; Photo: Alan McAteer

Big in Falkirk 2005

Scotland's national street arts festival is back.

Scene from Dig For Fire; Photo: Courtesy Labratorium-33

The Arches Theatre Festival

 The Arches celebrates its fourth annual spring theatre festival.

Suspect Culture's One-Two; Photo: Tim Nunn

Suspect Culture

Combining the best of British and European theatre with music and visual arts elements.

Guests at Playwrights' Studio, Scotland launch event; Photo: Verdi Productions

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland

A new national initiative designed to directly engage people with Scotland's rich playwrighting culture.

Raja in When The Bulbul Stopped Singing; Photo: Richard Campbell

Traverse Theatre Company

A short overview of the award-winning Scottish theatre company 

Visible Fictions' 'The Pearl'; Photo: Kevin Low

Visible Fictions - a profile

A profile of one of the UK's leading theatre companies for children and young people.

Merlin in Merlin the Magnificent; Photo: Nicola Young

Christmas Shows 2004

Much more than just pantomine.


benchtours' 'How Many Miles to Babylon'; Photo: Marc Marnie

benchtours – a profile

A broad, international network of artists giving a modern twist to classical texts.

EGYT in a circle; Photo: David Taylor

Theatre in the Netherlands

 A cultural exchange initiative aiming to promote Scottish arts.

Plutôt La Vie's 'A Clean Sweep'; Photo: Douglas Robertson

A Clean Sweep - a Plutôt La Vie Production

A scriptless theatre piece involving brushes of all shapes and sizes.

Carnie Trio - Mischief La Bas' Painful Creature; Photo: Ian Smith

Painful Creatures - A Mischief La-Bas project

A walk in the woods with a difference.

The Arches Theatre

The Arches Theatre – a profile

A profile of the multi-artform venue.

Scottish Youth Theatre's 'Dying for it'; Photo: WAG design


Annual children's theatre showcase event.

*International Children's Theatre Festival 07
*Random Accomplice
*Traverse in Jordan
*Reflections on APAP 2007
*Lung Ha's Monsters Tears
*Giant Productions
*Amnesty Awards 2006
*Traverse in Kosovo
*Montague Place
*Theatre projects 2006/07
*Theatre Objektiv
*Puppet Animation Festival 2006
*The Escapologist
*Mull Theatre
*Catherine Wheels
*Lung Ha's
*The Perfect Spot
*Degenerate 3
*Promote YT Festival
*Intercity Edinburgh 05
*Magic Spaghetti
*Benchtours outreach
*Big in Falkirk
*Arches Theatre Festival
*Suspect Culture
*Playwrights Studio
*Traverse Theatre
*Visible Fictions
*Christmas shows 2004
*Theatre in the Netherlands
*A Clean Sweep
*Mischief La-Bas
*Arches Theatre
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