Lewis C. Baird – Editor & Central Scotland Critic (He/Him)
Lewis specialised in Writing and Directing while studying BA (Hons) Drama and Performance at Queen Margaret University. Lewis has been performing since he was eleven, in amateur and professional work. This experience includes musical theatre, plays, short films and television. Lewis has been a critic since 2017, he quickly gained experience as OnStage Blog’s UK Critic.
Lewis established Theatre Scotland in September 2019 with the intent to showcase Scotland’s superb theatre industry, along with giving accurate reviews from the younger generation of the Scottish theatre community.
Rebecca Donati – Co–Editor & Glasgow Critic (She/Her)
Rebecca Donati has studied drama for the last five years achieving her NC, HNC and HND in Acting and Performance. She is currently in her last year studying her BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance at Queen Margaret University.
Rebecca is an aspiring actor, director and writer. Rebecca has eight years of performing experience in amature and professional work. Her most recent acting work was with the company Gapyahproductions where she played “Donna” in E15. Her most recent directing credit was Cinderella for Tin Tub Theatre. Rebecca was the Vice President of the QMU Drama Society from 2019-2020. Rebecca is looking forward to covering productions in Scotland’s Central Region for Theatre Scotland.
Stacey Brown – Edinburgh Critic (She/Her)
Stacey Brown has recently graduated with a first in BA (Hons) Drama and Performance at Queen Margaret University.
Stacey has performed in amateur productions including A Clockwork Orange at the 2019 Fringe Festival. She is an aspiring playwright and screenwriter, with several pieces of work under her belt. Stacey is passionate about theatre and looks forward to critiquing Scotlands rich variety of art and performance.
Rhona Williams – Edinburgh Critic (She/Her)
Rhona is a University of Glasgow graduate having read Theatre, Film and Television Studies.
She started off her theatre career as early as eight, and was a member of Scottish Youth Theatre from 12 years old. Although the love for performance lasted for almost a decade, she found her passion for Theatre in the aesthetic and analytical aspects. During spending a year at The University of California, Santa Barbara, Rhona found her love for the world of costume and spent her year designing and creating for numerous shows leading to a placement with the National Theatre of Scotland costume department. At present, Rhona is studying to become a Drama Teacher to continue the development of young people in the creative arts.
Hannah Cook – Aberdeen Critic (She/Her)
With a HND in Acting and Performance (NESCol) and a BA (Hons) in Drama and Performance (Queen Margaret University), Hannah has experience in performing, directing and writing in various forms of theatre. Most notably, her Directorial Debut with the Scottish Premiere of ‘Be More Chill’ with Treading The Boards Musical Society in 2022.
With an abundance of local and touring theatre in Aberdeen, Hannah is excited to review both Professional and Amateur productions for Theatre Scotland.
Katie Daniel- Contributing Critic/Columnist (She/Her)
Katie has been working in Scottish theatre for a few years now in various venues from Edinburgh Playhouse and Lyceum Theatre to Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s and Dundee Rep. She has reviewed during the Fringe for Broadway Baby and also has her own blog for all sorts of theatre, lifestyle and travel content at www.whatkatiedidnext.blog
Theatre and dance have been a huge part of her life from the very beginning so naturally has a lot of passion to see these kind of productions.
Sam Eastop – Fife & Edinburgh Critic (He/Him)
Sam is trained in BA (Hons) Acting For Stage and Screen at Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Napier University. Sam has performed in a variety of amateur theatre since 2013, including a run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Sam is experienced in also critiquing screen as well as theatre. However, being extremely interested and enthusiastic about all types of live theatre, Sam is very excited to be apart of the Theatre Scotland.
Aisling Anderson – Contributing Critic (She/Her)
Aisling is currently training in BA (Hons) Drama at Queen Margaret University and is in her second year. Despite being young, her enthusiasm for the industry is shown through work she has done in and around her studies. Aisling has experience in multiple theatre elements such as performing, directing, writing and producing. However, her passions lie with directing and writing and she hopes to continue her studies with a postgraduate in Creative Journalism. Aisling is just starting out as a critic but is really excited to start expressing her views on contemporary theatre through Theatre Scotland.
Keiran McLean – Contributing Critic (He/Him)
Keiran McLean has been studying drama since the age of 18. He has achieved an HNC & HND in Acting and Performance at college level. And is currently in his final year of his BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Performance. Keiran is an aspiring actor and writer, he has performed in a wide variety of shows with styles and genres such as; melodrama, absurdism, comedy, pantomime, physical theatre and site specific theatre. Keiran is looking forward to covering productions in Scotland’s Central Region for Theatre Scotland.
Alison Jeni Frater- Contributing Critic (She/Her)
Alison has currently graduated from Queen Margaret University with a BA (Hons) Degree in Drama and Performance. Alison has 14 years of experience in amateur and professional theatre companies in a selection of different roles such as directing. Stage management and acting. More recently, Alison has completed a run at the Free Fringe with ~7~ Theatre Collective with their show Girls Night. Alison has seen hundreds of theatre productions and is excited to be part of the Theatre Scotland team.
Becky Campbell – Contributing Critic (She/Her)
Becky, despite being a languages student at the University of Glasgow, has an avid love for theatre and has various performance credits over the years including two lead roles at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After years of performing, Becky has a new found love for critiquing and reviewing and is very excited to be a part of the Theatre Scotland team.
Rachel Johnstone – Social Media Administrator (She/Her)
Rachel is a graduate based in Edinburgh, who studied BA (Hons) Performance at University of the West of Scotland. Having studied Acting and Performance for 6 years, Rachel gained invaluable experience along the way. She’s a quadruple threat, having experience as an actor, director, writer and editor for the stage and screen, and is now lending her skills to Theatre Scotland as Social Media Administrator.