Director Quits Over Scottish Arts Policy

Hamish Glen, artistic director of Scotland’s award-winning Dundee Rep and one of Britain’s most highly-acclaimed theatre directors, has angrily quit the theatre and says he is joining “the drain of talent to the south”. He accused the government of not supporting the arts and predicted “a bleak few years of theatre-making in Scotland. ‘It becomes very dispiriting if somehow the culture doesn’t feel itself able to invest in its own success. It is a very energy sapping battle with no light at the end of the tunnel’.”