Monthly Archives: August 2019

Joyce McMillan online…

All my writing on theatre and general social/political issues is available online here.

Everything on the site appears in date order, below, beginning with the most recent column or review.  Most of these pieces are commissioned by, and first appear in, The Scotsman. Ultimate ownership of copyright remains with me, and is asserted here.

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© Joyce McMillan 2011


Fringe First Winners 2019 – Final List



ARTHUR by Daniel Bye and his baby Arthur – on location in people’s homes. Daniel Bye, One Tenth Human, and ARC, Stockton.
ENOUGH by Stef Smith Traverse Theatre Company.
HOW NOT TO DROWN by Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati ThickSkin with Traverse Theatre, Tron Theatre and Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield.
MUSTARD by Eva O’Connor Eva O’Connor at Summerhall
RAVEN by Still Hungry Collective (Berlin). Chamaleon Theatre and Aurora Nova at Assembly Roxy
RICH KIDS: A HISTORY OF SHOPPING MALLS IN TEHERAN by Javaad Alipoor. Javaad Alipoor and HOME Manchester in association with Traverse Theatre


ARE WE NOT DRAWN ONWARD TO NEW ERA by Ontroerend Goed. Ontroerend Goed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Vooruit and Richard Jordan Productions in association with Zoo, at Zoo Southside.
BOBBY & AMY by Emily Jenkins. Emma Blackman Productions and Emily Jenkins at Pleasance Courtyard.
EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW by Mary Taylor and Tamsin Shasha. Shasha and Taylor Productions at Summerhall.
LIPSYNC by Kirsty Young with Jenna Watt. Cumbernauld Theatre at Summerhall.
THE PATIENT GLORIA by Gina Moxley. Gina Moxley and Abbey Theatre with Pan Pan Theatre Company at the Traverse
SH!T THEATRE DRINK RUM WITH EXPATS by Sh!t Theatre. Soho Theatre in association with Show and Tell at Summerhall
SUBJECT MATER by Nadia Cavelle Woven Voices at Paradise in the Vault.
UNTIL THE FLOOD by Dael Orlandersmith. Arcola Theatre Production Company at the Traverse.


THE AFFLICTED by Jake Jeppson and Groupwork. Groupwork at Summerhall
BABY REINDEER by Richard Gadd. Francesca Moody Productions at the Roundabout @ Summerhall
THE DESK Reetta Honkakoski Company in association with Start To Finnish at Summerhall
DISPATCHES ON THE RED DRESS by Rowan Rheingans. Rowan Rheingans at the Scottish Storytelling Centre
E8 by Marika Mckennell. The North Wall, Oxford in association with the Pleasance at the Pleasance Dome