Grid Iron is a multi-award winning, Edinburgh based new writing theatre company.

Which specialises in creating site-specific and location theatre, although we have also produced work for the stage.

Past Productions

The productions are listed in chronological order with the most recent first.

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What The Press Said

“Grid Iron is not just a Scottish national treasure but one of the companies that has shaped British theatre over the last 20 years.”

“We are fortunate in Scotland to have one of the best exponents of the site-specific genre in the world in Grid Iron.”

“Grid Iron are surely now one of the most sophisticated site-specific theatre makers in Europe.”

“Grid Iron, one of Scotland’s boldest and most influential groups of the last two decades.”

“Site-specific is the most vigorously disciplined, &, when good, exhilarating form of theatre. When is it good? When Grid Iron does it.”

“Grid Iron, a company that has always been in the vanguard of site-responsive theatre.”

“One of Scotland’s most relevant, resourceful and committed companies”

“Long before “immersive” became a buzz word, this company were enticing audiences into parallel universes to often-stunning effect.”

Latest News

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Doppler is back… And this time he’s live!!

We are beyond delighted to announce that we are finally able to bring you LIVE performances of Doppler during the first two weeks of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Socially Distant, *Yet Digitally Close – a few days left to view

Throughout 2021, Grid Iron, in conjunction with Plum Films have been supporting the graduating HND Acting and Performance students of Edinburgh College in the creation of their digital showcase.  The resulting film is free to view on Traverse Three until midnight on Friday 28th May.

Doppler: The Story So Far is ready and free to view!

Our documentary film about the challenges we faced trying to put on a live theatre show in the midst of the pandemic will be available to view on our website from 7pm on Friday 26th March until midnight on Friday 9th May 2021.

Welcome to our new site!

We are delighted to welcome you to our brand, spanking new website, designed by the mighty Paul Galbraith at Edinburgh’s 16K Design Works.

Update on Doppler

As those of you who follow us on social media or who are on our mailing list will know, unfortunately we were unable to manage any live performances of Doppler at the end of August after all.


We are cautiously excited to announce our new outdoor show, Doppler, which we hope to bring live to audiences in Edinburgh towards the end of August.

Check out more news here

Grid Iron are supported by Creative Scotland as a Regularly Funded Organisation.


Our fantastic crew were:

Darren Brownlie (Still Game and many Tron Theatre pantos), Jo Freer (River City and Dundee Rep’s Sunshine on Leith), Jane McCarry (Isa in Still Game, The Steamie and Rab C Nesbitt), Louise McCarthy (Scots Squad, Two Doors Down and half of comedy duo The DOLLS), Barbara Rafferty (River City, Brave New World, Rab C Nesbitt and The Last King of Scotland) and Wendy Seager (Killing Me Softly, Still Game, Bondagers at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh).

Age Recommendation: 14+

Photo credits: Mihaela Bodlovic

Supported by: Creative Scotland and The Foyle Foundation


06 – 17 March 2018
Edinburgh, Assembly Hall

22 – 23 March 2018
Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre

27 – 28 March 2018
Ayr, Gaiety

31 March 2018
Musselburgh, Brunton Theatre

12 – 14 April 2018
Glasgow, Tron Theatre

19 – 20 April 2018
Inverness, Eden Court Theatre

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Link to: Support Us


Darren Brownlie  Donny

Jo Freer  Ruth

Jane McCarry  Betty

Louise McCarthy  Daniella

Barbara Rafferty  Joanna

Wendy Seager  Mary

Production Team


Co-Artistic Director/Producer
Judith Doherty

Finance & Development Manager
Deborah Crewe


Social Media Intern
Rosie Bans

Rebecca Davis

Company Administrator
Hannah Forsyth

Creative Learning Associate
Catherine Grosvenor

Artistic Director & CEO
Jemima Levick

Marketing Associate
Shirley Monteith

Book & Lyrics
Anita Vettesse & Johnny McKnight

Jemima Levick

Composer, Arranger & Musical Director
Alan Penman

Darragh O’Leary

Set & Costume Design
Carys Hobbs & Becky Minto

Lighting Design
Kate Bonney

Costume Supervisor
Kylie Langford

Production Manager
Fiona Fraser

Technical Manager
Paul Claydon

Company Stage Manager
Mickey Graham

Stage Management
Kara Jackson & Anne E. Page

Sound Engineer
Fuzz Guthrie

Lighting Technician
G MacDermott

Props Maker
Edward Howatt

James Blake

Set built by
Pretty Scenic

Print Image
The 16K Design Works

Print Design
Emma Quinn

Press & Marketing
The Corner Shop Scotland PR, Susie Gray, Magda Paduch, Ciara McCafferty, Sophie Tolley

Production Photography
Mihaela Bodlovic

Caroline Deyga (Direction), Sophie Wright (Technical)

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Book & Lyrics by Anita Vettesse & Johnny McKnight
Music by Alan Penman
Directed by Jemima Levick

Toured Scotland 6th March – 20th April 2018

Venues: Assembly Hall, Edinburgh; Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling; Ayr Gaiety; Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh; Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.


  • Nominated for Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland in the Best Technical Presentation and Best Production for Children & Young People categories.

  • Nominated for The Drum Scottish Event Awards Cause Related / Charity Event of the Year

  • Winner of The Drum Scottish Event Awards Small Event of the Year