Critics Award Nomination
An open-air production of a Sixteenth Century Scottish play performed as part of the AHRC-funded ‘Staging and Representing the Scottish Renaissance Court’ Project, led by Professor Greg Walker of the University of Edinburgh’s English Department, has been nominated for a prestigious Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland award by the cream of Scotland’s Theatre Critics.
Sir David Lyndsay’s ‘A Satire of the Three Estates’, performed in historic Linlithgow Palace, was directed by Gregory Thompson (AandBC Theatre Company), and featured well-known Scottish actors such as Tam Dean Burn, Gerda Stevenson, Jimmy Chisholm, Alison Peebles, and Gerry Mulgrew. It has been nominated in the Best Ensemble Performance Category, sponsored by Equity.
The project, a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, Brunel University, Historic Scotland, and AandBC, used site-based performance, archival research, and textual reconstruction to investigate the significance of Lyndsay’s play for Scottish cultural history and national identity both in its own time and today.
Professor Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh, said that the nomination was a tremendous honour for the research team and a wonderful recognition that original research could also produce entertaining and thought-provoking theatre.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, on Sunday 8th June.
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