New history of Scottish Theatre podcast series with Fergus Morgan

News 8 Feb 2024

The Traverse is pleased to announce the development of a new podcast series, hosted by writer Fergus Morgan, exploring 400 years of theatre and playwrighting in Scotland, with support of the Scottish Society of Playwright's SSP@50 Fellowship Awards.

This yet untitled podcast exploring the history of Scottish Theatre will be created in collaboration with Edinburgh-based audio producer Bespoken Media and will feature contributions from historians, academics, critics, contemporary theatremakers and more, illuminating four centuries of drama in Scotland, hosted by freelance arts journalist and critic, Fergus Morgan. Fergus is the Scotland correspondent for The Stage, with his work also featuring in The Financial Times, The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Scotsman, TimeOut, Vice, WhatsOnStage and Exeunt Magazine, amongst others.

We sit alongside nine other projects being undertaken by artists and partner organisations within Scotland and are pleased to be able to support this project which is providing opportunities for writers to create new work, strengthen bonds between artists and communities within Scotland and celebrate the work of playwrights over the past 50 years as the Scottish Society of Playwrights (SSP) celebrate their 50th anniversary.

Writers were invited to submit proposals detailing their proposed fellowship project and were then selected by a panel made up of members of the Scottish Society of Playwrights Council and external creative organisations; find more information about the panel here.

Join us in congratulating Fergus and all of the fellows involved in the SSP@50 Awards, here's to a great year of celebrating Scottish playwrighting!

The SSP@50 Fellowship Awards are supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.