MULL THEATRE is one of Scotland’s foremost touring theatre companies. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of its own island community and throughout Argyll and Bute as well as to the overall provision of theatre activity within Scotland. With its new Production Centre, it aims to be a hub of creative opportunity where exciting new work is produced, great projects conceived, skills acquired and nurtured, creativity encouraged, ideas developed, collaborations fostered and careers launched. See New Centre update.
Touring, Commissioning, Development, Supporting Creativity
Mull Theatre provides an environment of creativity and exploration in the arts. It supports education and community theatre programmes, new writing initiatives, creative apprenticeships and a diverse range of opportunities for individuals and groups to release their creative potential. The company regularly commissions new work from some of Scotland’s leading dramatists. It also runs a playwrights’ workshop, a further-education drama course in association with Argyll College, and has a close involvement with schools and community groups.
Mull Theatre tours extensively throughout the country, often to areas of low population where there is little access to live theatre, and it also contributes to the programming of major theatres with seasons at venues such as Dundee Rep, Perth Theatre, the Byre, the Royal Lyceum, the Tron and the Citizens Theatre. It has recently (December 2005) completed a London West End run, in association with the Ambassador Theatre Group, of a new play commissioned by the company.
Mull Theatre produces a high quality programme of new productions each year. Its work receives regular critical acclaim in the national press. Recent productions include:
CYPRUS by Peter Arnott
KATIE MORAG by Mairi Hedderwick
THE LONESOME WEST by Martin McDonagh
JEKYLL & HYDE by RL Stevenson
THE DESIGNATED MOURNER by Wallace Shawn
COPENHAGEN by Michael Frayn
KIDNAPPED by RL Stevenson
….one of those productions that will surely go down in the annals of Scottish theatre as magically memorable ****
Kenneth Spiers, DAILY MAIL
….Alasdair McCrone’s production for the extraordinary Mull Theatre Company hardly puts a foot wrong *****
Mark Brown, SUNDAY HERALD
….an electrifying, unmissable experience ****
Neil Cooper, THE HERALD
….Mull Theatre shows just why it has become one of Scotland's success stories ****
Joyce McMillan, THE SCOTSMAN
Mull Theatre is registered in Scotland as a limited company with charitable
Charity No: SCO 013560
Mull Theatre is part of the Scottish national theatre community