This is our selection of the most influential moments in Scottish theatre history. Click an image for more information and other resources.
Rob Roy, 1815
Peter Pan, 1904
The Gorbals Story, 1946
The Tintock Cup, 1949-50
The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil, 1973
Men Should Weep, 1982
The Steamie, 1987
National Theatre of Scotland, 2006
Black Watch, 2006
Do you agree or disagree with these choices?
These are just our ideas – though we hope we’ve made a good case for the inclusion of each. We know that the most influential moments in Scottish theatre are not necessarily always predicated on the most challenging plays or the most critically-acclaimed productions or the most popular people but we think that these are ten moments that made a difference and influenced subsequent practice in Scottish theatre. But, just to show how rich our Scottish theatre heritage is, here is an alternative list of 10 influential moments!
Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis, 1540
A Wish For Jamie, 1960
Traverse Theatre, 1963
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, 1987