Dr Stephen Langston

Senior Lecturer And Programme Leader For Performance

Dr Stephen Langston is senior lecturer and programme leader for performance at the University of the West of Scotland

Dr Stephen Langston is senior lecturer and programme leader for performance at the University of the West of Scotland

Latest articles from Dr Stephen Langston

Opinion Stephen Langston: The arts in Scotland – a hidden economic driver

If 2022 was the year the performing arts sector cautiously stepped away from pandemic-fuelled disruption, 2023 is the year where it can break into a full sprint; and play a key role in helping break the cycle of economic gloom in which the country is currently trapped. I’m not suggesting for a second that the creative industries can or will do this in isolation; rather, that the arts is a high value sector for Scotland – and this is something we should acknowledge, champion and – crucially – support.

From all-women casts to a drag queen Dorothy, the changing face of panto

LOVE it or hate it – oh yes you do! – the pantomime is a highlight memory maker at Christmas. Families flock to watch this festive phenomenon – often being a child’s first experience of live theatre. At the beginning of December, I joined this happy faction, finally qualifying to legitimately attend with Marley, my ‘of age’ five-year-old son in tow.