Welcome to The Occasion...

The Occasion exists to create live theatre that will entertain, challenge, surprise and – above all else – excite audiences.

Current productions:

The Monster and Mary Shelley

An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations.

The Occasion are delighted to announce further tour dates for The Monster and Mary Shelley. With support from Arts Council England the production will play a series of dates in England in Autumn 2019. Prior to this there will be a small number of Scottish performances. Full details can be found here.

The Monster and Mary Shelley was originally produced in 2018 on the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein. The Monster and Mary Shelley opened at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on April 20th before going on to tour for three weeks, throughout Scotland.

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

Directed by Peter Clerke / Peter's website
Performed by Catherine Gillard / Catherine's website
Written by Stewart Ennis / Stewart's website
Designed by Ali Maclaurin / Ali's website
Lighting by Paul Froy / Paul's website
Music by Richard Williams / Richard's website

2019 Tour Reviews:

Catherine Gillard delivers a gorgeous, subtle and vibrant 65-minute solo performance.

The Scotsman ****

To read all of Joyce McMillan's review in The Scotsman, please click here.

Stands out as a piece of storytelling, with excellent delivery with all the gruesome mirth one would hope for.

- The Reviews Hub ****

To read all of Dominic Corr's review on The Reviews Hub, please click here.

2018 Tour Reviews:

Stewart Ennis’ captivating script sparkles, weaving the contemporary with the classical… Catherine Gillard delivers a tour de force performance as Mary. Highly recommended.

The Reviews Hub ****

A vivid cut-up of psychological light and shade that gets to the dark heart of the creative urge within.

The Herald ****

Fascinating and hilarious… a wonderfully engaging show.

The Wee Review ****

Electrifying theatre… a simple yet illuminating and brilliant piece of theatre.

Skye – Theatre for All

Tour dates

Saturday 19 October 2019 7.30pm
Eden Court
Tel: 01463 234 234

Sunday 20 October 2019 7.30pm
Haddo House
Tel: 0131 458 0200

Wednesday 23 October 2019 7.30pm
Theatre Royal Dumfries
Tel: 01387 254209

Thursday 24 October 2019 7.30pm
Paisley Arts Centre
Tel: 0300 300 1210

Friday 25 October 2019 TBC
Assembly Roxy
Tel: 0131 623 3030

Tuesday 29 October 2019 7.45pm
The Hawth
Tel: 01293 553636

Wednesday 30 October 2019 7.30pm
The Phoenix
Tel: 01420 472664

Thursday 31 October 2019 7.30pm
The Spring
Tel: 023 9247 2700

Sunday 3 November 2019 7.00pm
Dorchester Arts Centre
Tel: 01305 266926

Tuesday 5 November 2019 7.30pm
Forest Arts
New Milton
Tel: 01425 619983

Wednesday 6 November 2019 7.30pm
Ashcroft Arts Centre
Tel: 01329 223100

Saturday 9 November 2019 7.30pm
The Brewery Arts Centre
Tel: 01539 725133

Supported by

Arts Council England logo              Golsoncott Foundation                 Creative Scotland

Video by Rare Bird Media. Photograph by marc marnie.