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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

Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil

Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil

Gary McNair’s heartfelt audio play explores fandom in lower-league football, in the latest instalment of Edinburgh Royal Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage series
A Night by the River Tay

A Night by the River Tay

Anthology piece celebrating the landscape of the River Tay, which comes alive amid the Pitlochry woodland
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Glasgow’s celebrated outdoor Shakespeare series Bard in the Botanics returns with a fresh and funny production
The Wind in the Willows/White Nights

The Wind in the Willows/White Nights

Colin McCredie’s vainglorious Mr Toad leads a lively ensemble in Kenneth Grahame’s classic, while Brian Ferguson gives a riveting performance in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s tale of a lonely dreamer who falls in love
The Mother Load

The Mother Load

Glasgow-based Lynda Radley’s sharp comedy exploring early motherhood is the fourth installment of the Sound Stage series of audio plays by Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh
Adventures with the Painted People

Adventures with the Painted People

David Greig’s poignant and timely play about civilisation, colonialism and connection, in stunning outdoor surroundings at Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Hindu Times

Hindu Times

Hindu deities come to Dundee in Jaimini Jethwa’s intriguing but uneven audio play
Braw Tales

Braw Tales

Mull Theatre teams playwrights with performers for five vivid and varied animated monologue shorts
Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

For the latest instalment of Sound Stage, The Slab Boys’ John Byrne revisits his debut play in an audio comedy that feels destined for staged performance
Musician Michael John McCarthy: ‘During the pandemic I’ve missed true collaboration’

Musician Michael John McCarthy: ‘During the pandemic I’ve missed true collaboration’

Scottish-based composer and sound designer Michael John McCarthy talks to David Pollock about his podcast project The Dream Frequencies and why he longs to return to full-blown theatre productions
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