MARK FISHER has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s, contributing theatre reviews, interviews and arts features to newspapers and magazines in Scotland and all over the world.
He is the Scottish theatre critic for the Guardian and Variety, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday and many magazines, newspapers and websites.
As a freelance editor, he has worked for the Edinburgh International Festival and several projects for The List magazine.
As well as being the co-editor of Made in Scotland, an anthology of plays, he is the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show a Success ("A wonderfully practical but also inspirational book full of good advice" - Lyn Gardner, The Guardian) and How to Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers ("A perfect introduction to what could be a lifetime of pleasure" – British Theatre Guide). He also wrote the foreword to the 2015 edition of Knives in Hens by David Harrower and is the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls (Mark Fisher Ltd).
He is a judge for the Theatre Awards UK, the Scotsman Fringe First awards and the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and an advisor for the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. He has also been on the panel for the Herald Angels and the Amnesty Fringe awards.
He is also responsible for the theatreSCOTLAND website, a wide-ranging database of actors, playwrights, theatre companies and buildings, plus reviews and articles.
"Fisher is the perfect host, and what shines through is his experience in theatre and depth of knowledge."
Three Weeks, 2011
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