Theatre Record


Sat 04 May 2024


This month we're continuing to enter the archive, and it's slow progress. We're getting there one year at a time.

Also, we've tweaked a few things to keep the site running efficiently and smoothly. We'll continue to improve the listings page further too.

I'm pleased to say that Doollee is now on line again and you can click on the link under 'Affiliates' to get there. There will shortly be some changes to the site so that people know that the website is left in tribute to Julian who died in September 2022, in honour of his work. His family have some ideas to develop it in the future but for now, it's lovely to have it available again.

As always, if you have any comments or suggestions please do let me know at

Mon 01 Apr 2024


We've made some more improvements to the website this month. On the 'What's On' tab you can now sort by title, theatre and date, which we hope may be very helpful. Edinburgh Festival listings are continuously being added too.

We're working on improving the 'What's On' section further, to make sure that shows don't get listed twice. We'll get that changed soon, as well as making sure the description sections are correct. Thanks to all of you who pointed out these errors - it really helps us to improve.

Outdoor theatre has started again - shame about the weather though. I hope the sun comes out as more of these productions take place all over the country. We'll try and list as many of these as we can.

We're making some headway into adding the backlog to make everything searchable too, which is great.

As always, do let us know if you have any suggestions or comments at

Mon 04 Mar 2024


Although it's only March, the Edinburgh Festival line up has already been announced. We have added the Edinburgh fringe listings to the website, and as more performances are announced, we shall add them as time goes along. The Edinburgh International shows are announced on 7th March, so we'll add them to the listings too. There's more information if you're interested - and

I've managed to catch a few shows this month, one being Cecil Beaton's Diaries, which was reviewed in TR at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022. Reading the reviews, it was a mixture of opinion but I did agree with The Reviews Hub review in that it was a 'delightful, intimate, personal performance'. I'm glad I saw it.

I've also seen Casting the Runes by Box Tale Soup at our local college theatre. It was wonderful. The acting was superb, the puppets (which they made themselves) were an excellent addition, and so skillfully used, and the minimal set was cleverly moved and used. Thoroughly enjoyable.

As you know, TR lists major productions as well as small ones, and I hope you manage to see some great theatre this month. As ever, we'll try to list and review as much as possible from around the country.

We're continuing with entering the backlog of TR, so more and more is now searchable. It's a slow process, but we'll get there.

As always, do let us know if you have any suggestions or comments at