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
2020-01-08T15:20:06+00:00
Q-POETICS

The POET & POETRY in places & spaces of WAITING – QUEUES.

All of it hinges on the arousal of curiosity. Q-poetics does not impose a performance, a poet or a poem on those lining up – Read more…

2020-02-12T12:30:01+00:00
MAKING A MAP OF MY MISTAKES

Artist in Residence

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

The first phase of the project – Read more…

2020-01-15T09:31:14+00:00
MY RIGHT THUMB

Solo performance.

With all the focus on avoiding ageing, illness and pain, where is all the youth, health and pleasure?

Quirky show about a hypochondriac whose right thumb won’t stop twitching.

Fascinated by a popular expectation – Read more…

2020-03-14T18:15:40+00:00
TOONSPEAK YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Artistic Director

Skye created ‘Word of Mouth’ – the spoken word project for young people interested in performing their own writing. With a large cast of mor than 25 11-24yr olds, she wrote, – Read more…

2020-03-14T17:47:36+00:00
OUTSIDE ART

Street Art Project

Collaboration with artists Akshayee Shetty & Colin Begg. A partnership with The Tramway & Glasgow Life through Cashback for Communities

A year-long unique mix of art-forms that sought to re-imagine the urban environment – Read more…

2020-05-13T09:04:50+00:00
THOUGH THIS BE MADNESS

How can we nurture our collective sanity? Desperate to Stay On the Ball, a recovering mum and sleep-deprived teat attempts to…finish a sentence. Unable to reach her sister Ophelia, who wrestles sometimes – Read more…

2020-03-04T06:36:43+00:00
GLASGOW LIFE

Artist-in-Residence, Ward 18, Phase 1

Focused on arousing curiosity in places and spaces of waiting and working with established groups in the area. Purpose: to create connections through creativity that could explore, ‘what would residents – Read more…

2020-03-15T10:04:48+00:00
PLUCKED OF PURPOSE – THE ADVENTURES OF P.B.

A perfromance / and installation: Plucked of Purpose questions the value of tying who we are to what we do, what we have and what we’ve been – Read more…

2020-03-14T17:54:11+00:00
A LITTLE LAUGH I LOST SOMEWHERE

A part-written, part-devised piece, the play explores aspects of the same grounded, jobless pilot who seeks to soothe an unquenchable thirst, a lost purpose, a broken heart, finding themselves stuck – Read more…

2020-03-14T18:26:33+00:00
THE LINE WE DRAW

A quirky, philosophical verse piece about the line we draw between art-forms and ages…

The piece addresses the child within, questioning what we deem appropriate for children, and what constitutes a ‘play’.

A misfit, – Read more…

2020-02-12T12:32:33+00:00
VISIBLE FICTIONS THEATRE COMPANY

Playwright in Residence

Connecting with students at the then Greenock Academy (Gourock), to inspire writing for performance. Techniques included using drawing as a tool to explore classical playwrighting structures. Out of this residency – Read more…

2020-03-04T06:54:49+00:00
CAFE POET

Ampersand Cafe, Australian Poetry

Writing in situ, leaving anonymous poetry between the books on the shelves in envelopes labelled, ‘FOR YOU’.

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…

2020-01-08T22:10:01+00:00
MAKING A MAP OF MY MISTAKES

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

The first phase of the project uses a – Read more…

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…

2020-03-03T14:04:13+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…

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