The last time a production of Tennessee Williams's play The Glass Menagerie appeared at Dundee Rep, the part of the story's semi-autobiographical narrator and doomed runaway poet Tom was played by a young actor called David Tennant.
If, like me, you are convinced that Scottish theatre is currently living in the closest thing it has ever had to a Renaissance, Pitlochry Festival Theatre's 2014 summer season has been an intriguing one.
When Johannesburg-born artist William Kentridge teamed up with the Handspring Puppet Company to create Ubu and the Truth Commission, the post-apartheid Truth And Reconciliation Commission in South Africa that inspired it was a year into proceedings.
The five male dancers of New Zealand's Black Grace company were en route to Edinburgh Airport to begin their long journey home on Saturday morning, but they stopped off in the foyer of the Festival Theatre long enough to demonstrate why they were popular winners of one of this week's Herald Angel awards.
On August 1, just 10 days before Robin Williams's suicide, the brilliant Glasgow-based performance artist and mischief-maker Ian Smith took his own life, following a two-year battle with deep depression.