Records of Wildcat Stage Productions Ltd, touring theatre company, Edinburgh, Scotland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

  • Material relating to productions, including programmes, press cuttings, posters, photographs and scripts, 1979-1991

Administrative / Biographical History

Wildcat Stage Productions Ltd was formed in 1978  when three of the original members of the 7:84 Scotland company left to form a new touring theatre company. The aim of Wildcat was to create new popular theatre specifically through the medium of music with a socialist outlook. It was incorporated as a limited company in 1978 under the title Wildcat Stage Productions Ltd. The derelict theatre at The Pleasance, Edinburgh, Scotland, was restored and opened as the Wildcat Theatre Complex in 1980. It was used as a venue for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Wildcat Stage Productions continued to perform but the withdrawal of its Scottish Arts Council funding in the early 1990s  led to a more limited production schedule. The company has now ceased production.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

Item and series level paper based sheaf binder available at the Scottish Theatre Archive, Glasgow University Library Special Collections Department.

Item level descriptions are available via the online Scottish Theatre Archive catalogue at http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/STA/search/

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Jo Peattie, Scottish Archive Network Project

Conversion from MS Access database, formatting and controlled access terms added by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, October 2002

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