Theatre interview: Pitlochry’s new artistic director Elizabeth Newman plans to take the whole community along for the ride

If you want a clue about the incoming artistic director of Pitlochry Festival Theatre you’ll find it in William Blake. On her first visit to the theatre in the hills, Elizabeth Newman kept thinking of a line by the poet. “To the eyes of the man of imagination,” wrote the 20-year-old Blake, “nature is imagination itself.”
For Newman, about to move to a theatre embedded in nature, inspiration lies in the landscape. From the salmon ladder and the distilleries to Explorers, the Scottish plant hunters’ garden, she is rooting herself in the environment.
“I walked through the Himalayas a couple of... read more

 
17 July 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 47
Source: Scotsman
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