The Outlier was founded in 2015 to make sure that Independent Theatre in Scotland gets high quality coverage. Seven years later we are still helping stage-lovers figure out what to see at The Fringe, theatre companies sharpen their rough edges, and teaching young, ambitious writers to hone their skills and write stellar reviews.  

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Skank

Skank

The Pleasance Courtyard – August 2022

When does “not your job” become your job? What happened to your dreams? How do you overcome your own blocks and do what you really want to do? Like be a writer… or talk to the hot guy at work, Sexy Gary…

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Closure

Closure

Pleasance Courtyard – August 2022

What if you could enlist the help of your abuser’s girlfriend to teach him a lesson? A sadistic comedy about ensuring justice is served.

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Plasters

Plasters

RJ Theatre Company
theSpaceTriplex – Jenner Theatre on 17.8.2021

What one can remember, what one would like to remember and how the thin line between what is real and what is not is being smudged.

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Adrift

Adrift

Citizens Theatre Young Co. production
Scottish Youth Theatre on 30.1.2020

It is not important what reasons a man has, to want to take his own life but what are the reasons that keep him alive.

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We are always looking for enthusiastic new critics and journalists to join our team and help us create a thriving, self-reflective theatre community here in Scotland.

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