About us

We're a Scotland-based theatre company that stages plays about international issues. Our performances combine music, languages, comedy and multi-media to create pieces that uncover secrets and provoke audiences, encouraging them to think about their world—and what they can do to change it.

Scandal Theatre is dedicated to creating work in and around Glasgow that can be toured throughout Scotland, the UK, and internationally. We are proud to work with a wide variety of international artists based in the UK.

Scandal Theatre is committed to creating roles for women in the arts. All of our productions feature a majority of women onstage and off, to address the scarcity of roles and jobs for women in theatre. We hope that seeing women onstage and listed in the programme will encourage more equality for both audiences and artists in theatre and beyond.

Artistic director

Jessica Phillippi is an actress, singer, playwright and director who has performed and created work in Italy, Spain, Germany, the UK, the US, Brazil and Uruguay. She trained at Wesleyan University, Scuola Internazionale di Teatro and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before co-founding Scandal Theatre in 2010. She has written all of Scandal Theatre's plays to date. In 2013, Jessica was one of six artists selected for a month-long residency in Brazil and Uruguay with the Fronteiras Explorers Theatre Lab, where she developed a site-specific performance on the physical border between those two countries. She has also directed Italian language versions of Machiavelli's La Mandragola and Pirandello's Cosi e' (se vi pare) for the Italian Play Project in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University.

For more information about her work, please see www.jessicaphillippi.com.


Here's a list of some wonderful folk we've repeatedly worked with. Click on their names for links to their websites.

Amy Conway, Theatre-maker and Performer

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