David Pollock

David Pollock

Biography

David Pollock is an arts writer based in Edinburgh. He has written about theatre for the Stage, the Scotsman, the Independent, the List, the i, Financial Times and others

Recent Articles

Ali the Magic Elf

Ali the Magic Elf

Clowning, music and gentle Christmas fun for younger theatregoers, in a streaming show made for those with and without hearing loss
Oh Yes We Are!

Oh Yes We Are!

Perth Theatre’s replacement Zoom pantomime delivers the experience to your home with humour, poignancy and perfect choreography
High Man Pen Meander

High Man Pen Meander

The centenary of Glasgow’s poet laureate Edwin Morgan is celebrated with a beautifully busy, filmed promenade through the city’s Tron Theatre
The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

Pitlochry’s charming seasonal show for younger audiences, The Magic of Christmas, survives a necessary transition from the promenade to the small screen
The Journey

The Journey

Illusionist Scott Silven’s mould-breaking, interactive online show for the Traverse Theatre becomes a theatrical quest for human connection
Hannah Lavery: ‘I have learned to lean in, to think that everything I’m doing is for a tiny room’

Hannah Lavery: ‘I have learned to lean in, to think that everything I’m doing is for a tiny room’

The award-winning poet, playwright and performer talks about almost relinquishing her dream of a career in theatre, liking the idea of ‘fusion fiction’, and why her play Lament for Sheku Bayoh feels more urgent and timely than ever
Emergence: Undocumented and Strange Rocks

Emergence: Undocumented and Strange Rocks

Mull Theatre’s duo of new online plays powerfully explore themes of hope and purpose
The Harvest

The Harvest

Glasgow community arts project involving dance, music and food becomes a profound and timely celebration of togetherness
The Portal podcast: 'We have to think that one day we’ll do this in front of an audience'

The Portal podcast: 'We have to think that one day we’ll do this in front of an audience'

Creating an immersive podcast in lockdown, which captures the club culture of the 1990s, has presented challenges for writer and composer Martin Green, director Wils Wilson and dramaturg David Greig, but as they tell David Pollock, the experience has only made them more excited for when the show can finally be performed on stage
Pop-up opera

Pop-up opera

Light-hearted but soulful performances in Scottish Opera’s free outdoor show
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