Showcase Day at The Gathering is a rare opportunity for promoters from across the Highlands & Islands and other rural areas around Scotland, to see excerpts of professional performances that are tour-ready and a variety of artforms, in a rural setting. We’re delighted to be welcoming some incredible performers this year, including these two comedy acts! Click through to read more.
Kevin P. Gilday
★★★★ – The Scotsman ★★★★ – The Wee Review ★★★★ – Everything Theatre ★★★★ – Corr Blimey HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AWARD – Fringe Review PICK OF THE FRINGE – Scots Wae Hae
Men with Coconuts
“Intelligent, fast, fun to watch and very funny. A word is thrown out from an audience member and they are off.”
★★★★★ Scottish Field
About Showcase Day
Showcase Day is a rare opportunity for promoters from across the Highlands & Islands and other rural areas around Scotland, to see excerpts of professional performances that are tour-ready and a variety of artforms, in a rural setting.
*Most of the showcase performances presented at The Gathering are eligible for a Supported Programme bursary.
83% of the performers who showcased at the 2018 Gathering have since toured the region, and received guaranteed fees for those dates booked by Touring Network promoters.
About Supported Programme
Supported Programme is a bursary scheme for promoters on our Cairn membership package, providing them with financial assistance to programme excellent and experimental new work in venues across the Highlands & Islands. To find out more about The Touring Network, Supported Programme and the application process head here.
*The Touring Fund
Alongside those eligible for Supported Programme bursaries, we’re also presenting 2 showcase performers who are recipients of the Creative Scotland Touring Fund: Spike/Starcatchers and Though This Be Madness/Skye Loneragan.