Suspect Culture was Scotland’s leading experimental theatre company between 1993 and 2009. Based in Glasgow, it was formed of a core group of associate artists who collaborated in making groundbreaking, high quality new work which gained an international reputation.
Over the course of its 16-year history the company worked with some of the most respected artists and organizations in the UK and internationally, and made a significant contribution to the British theatre scene of the 1990s and early 2000s. Described by the Scotsman on Sunday as ‘Scottish theatre’s major creative powerhouse’ and by The Times as ‘the most adventurous, most in-tune-with-the-times theatre company in Britain’, Suspect Culture have had a quietly decisive impact on British theatre.
This book surveys the company’s history and ideas and includes an overview of the Company by David Greig; co-founder, writer, dramaturg and sometime actor with Suspect Culture and the perspective of the Company from Brazilian director and writer Mauricio Paroni de Castro, one of Suspect Culture’s many international artistic associates. Also included here are the previously unpublished playtexts of three of its most celebrated shows, Timeless, Mainstream and Lament (all created by the company with text by David Greig).