press – critical acclaim

“Loneragan is such a gifted and engaging performer, both in words and movement, that the quiet integrity of her unadorned staging finally comes to seem like a gift; in a show that talks of madness, but also of how women’s lives, honestly described, always tend to defy the norms of our culture – including our ideas of sanity and exactly what it might look like.”
– Joyce McMillan, Scotsman, THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS 2018

“No one notices that Mish Gorecki has actually gone missing. No laughing matter, and yet writer Skye Loneragan contrives, without being facile, to flip the potentially grim scenario of Mish’s messy existence into something genuinely life-affirming and hilarious to boot.”
– Mary Brennan, The Herald, MISH GORECKI GOES MISSING

“A tiny, but almost perfect show….a haunting reminder of some of the big questions asked.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, CRACKED

“…a colourful litany of love lost and found and the comforts of madness in the face off an all too serious big, bad world of adulthood..take your time to be small is Loneragan’s overriding instruction…”
– Neil Cooper, The Herald, THE LINE WE DRAW

“It is life’s most terrible, hopeless moments grounded in bangers and mash.”
– Andrew Eaton, The Scotsman, CRACKED

“An engaging and ultimately heart-wrenching piece. A real joy to see a performer who can bring together text, character and story with such power, beauty and skill…”
– Christopher Heiberg, Edinburgh Guide, CRACKED

“A gentle exploration of the sadness and absurdity of human life, seen from a child-like point of view…full of brilliant fragments.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, THE LINE WE DRAW

“In a kind of acute free verse rendering that might’ve come from Shakespeare were he alive today and on uppers, Loneragan poses provocative questions, with the most vigorous, surefooted delivery imaginable.”
– Crikey, THE LINE WE DRAW

“Fascinating verse piece..about the uneasy line between borderline between adult and children’s stories, delivered with terrific, charismatic poise.”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, THE LINE WE DRAW

“Madcap whimsicality…”
– Neil Cooper, The Herald, A LITTLE LAUGH I LOST SOMEWHERE

“Saint-Exupery was, among other things, a pilot and…the piece opens with the four helmet-clad members of a Group for the Non-Specifically Dissatisfied… an off-beat, Woody Allen-esque contemplation of modern life.”
– Mark Brown, Sunday Herald, A LITTLE LAUGH I LOST SOMEWHERE

“It takes an artist of some budding genius to generate an idea this simple and this brilliant…”
– Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, UNSEX ME HERE

“If Angela Carter and Germaine Greer were resting their feet at a party,sitting this one out because they’re feet were killing them, this might have been the result…had me screwed to my seat.”
– Three Weeks, Edinburgh, 2007, UNSEX ME HERE

PREVIOUS & ONGOING PROJECTS
2020-02-12T12:31:25+00:00
ARTS IN THE CITY

Artist in Residence

Young people between foster care, in 18 care homes across Glasgow city. Working in collaboration with digital artist and founder of Sense Kaleidescopes Banglaore Akshayee Shetty, this was a rolling – Read more…

2020-03-04T06:40:00+00:00
THE UMBRELLA & THE BILLOW

A farcical piece set in a bar, where drinking makes us thirsty, about a struggle for mutual respect when belief systems clash.

What is an Umbrella to one is a – Read more…

2020-03-03T14:04:13+00:00
SCOTTISH BOOK TRUST

Live Literature – Poet / Playwright in Residence

I’ve worked on a range of different approaches to writing both poetry and playwrighting within schools with a huge age range. Key to these approaches is – Read more…

2020-09-10T09:54:50+00:00
THE TURMERIC TRAIL

What can you do while Good Grief is in the room?

Berlin is a passionate python owner whose aunt, wrestling with a psychosis, comes to stay while she is on the brink of exams – Read more…

2020-12-03T22:17:51+00:00
UNSEX ME HERE

Writer/Performer: Skye Loneragan, Director and Dramaturg: Hannah Buvik

A live art performance developed with the support of the then Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland).

What does the Raised Calf have – Read more…

2020-01-08T15:15:45+00:00
STAYING AWAKE FOR YOU

A very short play about a depression

HE and SHE are in consultation with each other.

He is the doctor. She is –  patient.

He tries to help – Read more…

2022-07-03T15:29:33+00:00
MAKING A MAP OF MY MISTAKES

Artist in Residence

An ongoing public art project which began as an exploration in art & healthcare with patients and staff of the New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow.

The first phase of the – Read more…

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THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS

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