We are incredibly pleased and proud that two of the productions IAP supported last year have been shortlisted for awards in the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for 2019-20.

SOUND SYMPHONY by Ellie Griffiths
Shortlisted: Best Production for Children and Young People

BLOOD AND GOLD by Mara Menzies
Shortlisted: Best New Play

These projects are led by two incredible women and both teams have an incredible list of skilled, experienced professionals attached.

We were so delighted that the CATS panel decided to go ahead with the awards. It means a great deal to all of us involved. The full list of shortlisted and award-winning productions is linked below.

We are in incredible company and wish a big congratulations to all of those included. Huge thanks to all the people involved in the making, sharing and experiencing of those productions. We do not know what happens next but we hope that we will see these productions in venues again. That we will see full production teams and full theatres again.

We hope this time will see a renewed focus to the work that is made, how it is made and who, by, with & for.

Huge thanks to the people mentioned here below but also to the unnamed and uncredited individuals who make theatre happen in venues, arts centres, grand theatres and small community halls- thank you to all the artists, technicians, front of house, managers, marketing, box office, development staff, all the casuals, freelancers, furloughed and unfurloughed staff who allow the work to reach an incredible audience.

Sound Symphony by Ellie Griffiths: Sonia Allori, Greg Sinclair, Shiori Usui, Katy Wilson, Matt Padden, Colin Grenfell, Natasha Gilmore, Naomi O Kelly, Joe Wright, Greta McMillan, Rosie Ward, Emma Reid, Grahame Coyle, Sally Wilson, Andrew Jeffrey, Coery Nicolson, Max Alexander, Sandy Butler, Stillmotion / Brian Hartley, Mhari Robinson, St Crispin’s School, Action for Children, Horsecross, Platform,Renfrewshire Leisure, The Barn, Byre Theatre, OnFife, Lyth Arts Centre, plus Barrowland Ballet, Capital Theatres, & Creative Scotland.

Blood & Gold by Mara Menzies: Isla Menzies, Francisca da Silveiras, Maria MacDonald, Dave House, Andrew Jeffrey, Robin Mair, Kat Gollock, Mhari Robinson, Daniel Onifade, Laura Bilton, Annie George, Annie McArthur, Aida Solomon, Owen O’Leary, Ruth Marsh, Amandine, Butticaz, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Byre Theatre, Made in Scotland (including Creative Scotland, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Federation of Scottish Theatre).


Really delighted the CATS panel decided to go ahead. At such a difficult time it’s great to be sharing some smiles and be proud of what’s been accomplished. https://criticsawards.theatrescotland.com/2020-shortlist/…