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Dr Trish Reid

Dr Trish Reid

Areas of interest

My research focuses on the ways identity politics — gender, ethnicity, nationality and class — intersect with politics more generally on contemporary stages. I have published widely on contemporary British theatre and on aspects of the history and practice of theatre in Scotland, in particular. I am the author of theatre & scotland (Palgrave, 2013) and The Theatre of Anthony Neilson (Bloomsbury, 2017).

With Professor Liz Tomlin (Glasgow), I am co-editor of the new Cambridge University Press series, Elements in Theatre, Performance and the Political. I am also co-editing the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Twentieth-Century British Theatre (2023). Both projects aim to challenge dominant narratives of theatre history by including diverse and previously marginalised voices.

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in the many and varied ways identity politics intersect, on contemporary stages, with politics more broadly. I welcome enquires from PhD students who would like to work on any aspect of the grammar and practice of contemporary political performance.


FT2IPC - Identity, Performance and Culture

Academic qualifications

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Certified Change Management Practitioner (Prosci)

Professional bodies/affiliations


  • Reid, T. (2012) Anthony Neilson. In: Sierz, A. , (eds.) Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s. Decades of Modern British Playwriting Bloomsbury , London. pp. 137-163. ISBN: 9781408129265
  • Reid, T. (2012) Theatre & Scotland. Theatre & Palgrave MacMillan , UK. pp 120. ISBN: 9780230292611