The National’s Bold Choice

Choosing Vicky Featherstone as the Scottish National Theatre’s first director is “about as bold and challenging an appointment” as could have made. “Young, brilliant and not remotely Scottish, Ms Featherstone, at just 37, represents a young generation of British theatre talent that has completely recast the old pattern of relationships between London, where her current company, Paines Plough, is based, and the rest of the UK; and which tends to regard Scotland as being in the forefront of new developments in British theatre.”