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Talk Show - Cyrano de Bergerac

Hidden Love
Panel includes Liz Lochhead, Christopher Whyte, Eve Nicol and Kathryn Joseph

Fresh insight, music and ideas from unexpected places.

We invite artists, authors and thinkers to come and watch a show with us. Hosted by David Greig, they take to the stage to share their response to the themes of the play with our audiences. Expect ideas, insight and stimulation through short talks, song, music, poetry and conversation.

The events are free but ticketed.


Liz Lochhead is a poet as well as a playwright. She recently completed a five year term (2011-2016) as the Makar, or National Poet of Scotland. She was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, 2015, receiving it in February from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Her books of poetry include A Choosing (Selected Poems) 2011, The Colour of Black & White, 2004, and Dreaming Frankenstein, 1983, all still in print and available from Polygon/Birlinn. A frequent broadcaster, especially on radio, Liz has in her long career always been a performance-poet and has appeared at literary festivals, humble pubs and arts centres all over the UK and the world -- currently often with Steve Kettley on sax in their wee show Somethings Old, Something’s New. Her Lyceum credits include: Dracula, Tartuffe, Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off, Miseryguts, Britannia Rules, Three Sisters, Blood and Ice, Educating Agnes.

Kathryn Joseph is a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. Her debut album Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I've Spilled won the 2015 Scottish Album of the Year Award. Joseph, along with director, actor and musician Cora Bissett, wrote the music for a stage version of Emma Donoghue's book Room, which was produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Theatre, Dublin  in association with National Theatre of Scotland and Covent Garden Productions. In 2017, Joseph collaborated with Marcus Mackay and The Twilight Sad's James Graham on the project Out Lines. Their debut album Conflats was released in October 2017. In August 2018 released her second album From When I Wake the Want Is.

Eve Nicol is a playwright and director from Glasgow who makes new text and music led work about obsession, sexuality and glamour. Her debut play One Life Stand, which explores sex and intimacy in the digital age, is currently touring the UK with the award-winning Middle Child theatre company. Eve is the Artistic Director of Heroes Theatre with whom she’s created theatre for fields, festivals, pools, pubs and stages across Scotland.

Christopher Whyte (Crísdean MacIlleBhàin) will be publishing his sixth collection of poetry in Gaelic plus English translations, Ceum air cheum/Step by step, with Acair this autumn. A fourth book of translations from the Russian of Marina Tsvetaeva, After Russia (1928), is also due out from Shearsman. He is the author of four novels in English. Two won Scottish Arts Council awards, while The Gay Decameron was Waterstone’s Scottish Book of the Month. From 1990 to 2005 he taught Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. Since 2005 he has lived as a full-time writer in Budapest, Hungary.

This event is supported by James and Morag Anderson.

Dates and Times

Friday 26 October, 5pm


FREE but ticketed