Audiences can delve deeper into Perth Theatre’s autumn Season Subscription shows with a series of exclusive Theatre Talks.

Free to Perth Theatre Season Subscription holders and available for £2 to anyone else who would like to come along, the initial run of pre-show talks covers Tally’s Blood, Perth Theatre’s co-production with The Gaiety, Ayr and Cumbernauld Theatre Company, Sylvian Productions’ Woman Walking, Theatre Royal Bath Productions’ Jermyn Street Theatre production Farm Hall and Aye Tunes! and Aberdeen Performing Arts My Doric Diary..

On Thursday 28 September, chair of the BOOKMARK Festival Gail Wylie will host a panel discussion with Tally’s Blood playwright Ann Marie Di Mambro, director Ken Alexander and designer Fraser Lappin.

Woman Walking playwright Sylvia Dow is in conversation with Merryn Glover author of The Hidden Fires – A Cairngorms Journey with Nan Shepherd on Friday 29 September.

Veronica Kinahan and John Cummings explore the art of audio description before the performance of Farm Hall on Tuesday 3 October.

Shane Strachan presents Discovering Doric before My Doric Diary on Wednesday 11 October.

All talks take place in The Space, Perth Theatre and last for approximately 45 minutes.

The Theatre Talks Schedule

Theatre Talk: Tally’s Blood

Thu 28 Sep: 18:00

The Space, Perth Theatre

Theatre Talk: Woman Walking

Fri 29 Sep: 18:00

The Space, Perth Theatre

Theatre Talk: Farm Hall

Tue 3 Oct: 18:00

The Space, Perth Theatre

Theatre Talk: My Doric Diary

Wed 11 Oct: 18:45

The Space, Perth Theatre


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About Gail Wylie

Gail began her working life as an English teacher in Edinburgh schools. She then joined the adult education department (now called the Centre of Lifelong Learning) at the University of Edinburgh where she became the Course Organiser for Literature and Creative Writing. Over her fourteen years there, she developed the Certificate in Theatre Studies.

During her time as Chair of the Muriel Spark Society she initiated visits to Italy, organised a memorial flagstone at the Writers’ Museum and helped to secure the funding to complete publication of all of Spark’s novels.

Gail ran her own business (from 2002) offering literature classes in contemporary fiction and poetry and took groups to London and Stratford on Avon for theatre visits. She gave pre-theatre talks for many visiting productions to Edinburgh’s Festival and King’s theatres; including Waiting for Godot with Ian McKellan and Patrick Stewart, One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden, Enron and the Propeller Company’s Richard III and The Comedy of Errors.

Gail lives in Perthshire and is the Chair of the well-established BOOKMARK Book Festival.

About Joyce Caplan

Joyce’s involvement with theatre began as a student when she ran the book stall in the newly opened Nottingham Playhouse. She remembers John Neville in thigh boots as Coriolanus and a young Ian McKellen in Chekov. At university she acted (badly) in Brecht and Shakespeare  but was of course hooked on the magical transformation theatre creates for both actors and audience. She is now Chair of the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Awards who visit every play in the Fringe that has a Scottish connection. Working with Directors, Actors and Managers has given her a real understanding of the complexities and team work required for effective productions. Joyce is also a teaching fellow at Edinburgh University in Scottish Literature.

Wednesday 30 August 2023