Welcome to The Occasion...

Current productions:

The Monster and Mary Shelley

An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations.

On the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein, The Occasion was excited to tour this new work, with support from Creative Scotland and The Golsoncott Foundation, in the Spring of 2018.

The Monster and Mary Shelley opened at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on April 20th before going on to tour for three weeks, throughout Scotland.

Stewart Ennis’ captivating script sparkles, weaving the contemporary with the classical… Catherine Gillard delivers a tour de force performance as Mary. Highly recommended.

The Reviews Hub ****

A vivid cut-up of psychological light and shade that gets to the dark heart of the creative urge within.

The Herald ****

Fascinating and hilarious… a wonderfully engaging show.

The Wee Review ****

Electrifying theatre… a simple yet illuminating and brilliant piece of theatre.

Skye – Theatre for All

‘The Occasion have now secured funding from Arts Council England to play a series of dates in Autumn 2019. Prior to this there will be a small number of Scottish performances. Full details to be announced shortly.

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

Written by Stewart Ennis, Directed by Peter Clerke, Performed by Catherine Gillard,
Design by Ali McLaurin, Lighting by Paul Froy, Music by Richard Williams.

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

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Logos              Tron Glasgow logo              Golsoncott Foundation

Video by Rare Bird Media. Photograph by Neil Buchan-Grant.


An exciting new family planetarium show that combines live theatre with an immersive 360˚ full dome experience. Join the hosts of Wow Tours on an out-of-this-world adventure as they attempt to put everything in its place – in our Solar System, the Universe and beyond! With help from the audience they discover “the most incredible, remarkable, mind-blowing thing in the universe!”

You Are Here! is a unique 30-minute show designed for children aged 6 to 9 and their families.

Written by acclaimed childrens’ theatre playwright, Andy Cannon, YOU ARE HERE! is a new production developed by The Occasion, in collaboration with Winchester Science Centre.

Having opened at WSC in October 2018, and toured to Bristol and Glasgow, YOU ARE HERE! returns in February and March 2019 for more dates at WSC, Thinktank, Birmingham and the National Space Centre, Leicester.

For full information on You Are Here please click here,or head to the show's very own website which you can find by clicking here.

Or check out the video below...

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Photograph by Joe Price.