This will be the first year that Mobius hasn’t worked with shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a very long time and we’re feeling the loss keenly as we approach August. As the team entrusted to get reviewers in to see shows, we wanted to make the best of this break in the routine by helping cast light on one of the most mysterious and fascinating aspects of the process… what goes on inside the mind of a theatre critic?
Designed to be useful to anyone involved in staging theatre in the UK - whether you would have been headed to the Fringe this summer or not - we’ve teamed up with the Guardian’s theatre critic in Scotland and regular contributor to The Scotsman (and many others) to offer a special one-off webinar for theatre-makers, venue teams and others we work with.
Insights into Theatre Criticism with Mark Fisher will take place at 10.30am, on Wednesday 22nd July. Adapted from Mark’s popular course for aspiring critics and journalists, the two hour interactive session will offer participants the chance to learn about the building blocks of theatre criticism and gain understanding of journalists’ thought process when writing up a show.
Mark Fisher is a theatre critic, editor, feature writer and freelance journalist based in Edinburgh. He has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s, contributing theatre reviews, interviews, arts features and travel articles to newspapers and magazines in the UK and all over the world. He’s also the author of several books including How To Write About Theatre.
There are very limited places on this one-off webinar which we are offering at an affordable cost, so do get in touch soon if you’d like to take part.
This will be the first in a series of online group seminars hosted by Mobius, offering expert perspectives to help clients hone their knowledge and skills in these challenging times. Details of next month’s seminar will be announced soon.
Find out more about Mark Fisher here