Past Projects


Bard in the Botanics 2011

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Gordon Barr
“shamelessly sexy…a gorgeous romp of a show” The Scotsman

Hamlet, directed by Jennifer Dick
“poignant and rousing” The Herald

Pericles, directed by Gordon Barr
“spins real magic out of this strange tale” The Scotsman

The Wars of the Roses, directed by Marc Silberschatz, Jennifer Dick and Gordon Barr
Produced in association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Bard in the Botanics 2010

King Lear, directed by Gordon Barr
“among the best of the productions to have been staged here in recent years…both compelling and intelligently comic” Sunday Herald

Queen Margaret, directed by Jennifer Dick
“beautiful and infinitely watchable” The Scotsman

Twelfth Night, directed by Gordon Barr
“one of the finest interpretations of this beautiful play I have ever seen” The Scotsman

Emerging Artists Production: Titus Andronicus, directed by Marc Silberschatz


Bard in the Botanics 2009

The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Gordon Barr
“an interpretation that’s both funny and thought-provoking” The Scotsman

Macbeth, directed by Jennifer Dick
“quietly menacing…and earthily realised” The Herald

Richard III, directed by Gordon Barr
“harrowing theatre at its best…an excellent production” Onstage Scotland


Bard in the Botanics 2008

The Merchant of Venice, directed by Gordon Barr
“****…as strong and satisfying as I have ever seen” The Scotsman

Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Gordon Barr
“inspired…jaw-achingly hilarious”  The Daily Telegraph

B in the Park: Love’s Labours Lost
directed by Jennifer Dick and Sarah Chalcroft

B in the Park Stirling: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
directed by Kirsten McLean and Lisa Gregan


Bard in the Botanics 2007

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Gordon Barr
“**** . ….a fun, lively and incredibly economical Midsummer Night’s Dream…excellent.”  The Herald

Othello, directed by Gordon Barr
“an engrossing performance…very much recommended”
The Metro

B in the Park: Twelfth Night
directed by Jennifer Dick and Sarah Chalcroft


Bard in the Botanics 2006

The Winter’s Tale, directed by Gordon Barr
“as intelligent, thoughtful and heartfelt a version of this great play as any audience could hope to see” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

The Comedy of Errors, directed by Gordon Barr
“You would have to search far and wide to find a bolder, brasher, funnier Shakespeare comedy this summer” Mark Brown, Daily Telegraph

David Leddy’s Sussurus
“a magical blend of sorrow, anger, compassion, excellent writing and magnificent music” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman


Bard in the Botanics 2005

Romeo and Juliet, directed by Gordon Barr
“electrifying and a ferocious command of the text, and a pulsing sense, often completely absent on the British stage, of the link between words and action in Shakespeare’s text” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Twelfth Night, directed by Gordon Barr
“a delightful production and has an indefinable something that makes watching it unfold a joyous experience” Ken Speirs, The Mail on Sunday

Lear, adapted from King Lear, directed by Scott Palmer
“It’s rare in Scotland to see a production that engages so thoroughly and creatively with the substance of a great Shakespeare text – a 21st century Lear to cherish” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman


Bard in the Botanics 2004

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Gordon Barr
“keeps the audience bubbling with appreciation throughout and boasts performances to die for” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Richard III, directed by Scott Palmer
“they bring the Bard to life, playing with conviction, understanding and increasing skill” Edinburgh Guide

The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Gordon Barr
“full of sharp acting; genuine wit and that sense of joie de vivre that can make outdoor Shakespeare such a memorable experience” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Macbeth, directed by Andrew McKinnon
“genuinely moving and creates much of the freedom that is exciting in outdoor theatre” The Independent


Bard in the Botanics 2003

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Gordon Barr
Measure for Measure, directed by Kate Varney
Henry, based on Henry V, directed by Scott Palmer
Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Kate Varney
Antony and Cleopatra, directed by Scott Palmer

Other productions include: The Tempest, As You Like It, Shakespeare’s R & J, Infinite Variety: Shakespeare’s Women, Kabuki-Titus and many more.

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