Write, watch and critique is so pleased to be offering congratulations to Edinburgh’s Douglas Currie on his award of the British Empire Medal for services to Drama and Teaching.
Although this Olympic year must be the year of the sports’ god, to those of us labouring away in other fields, Douglas has long been a role model. People in the know will cite his long association with the Mercators dramatic society, his running of the SCDA’s library in South Bridge and his many years of providing wonderful Christmas pantos and evenings of entertainment in Mayfield Salisbury Church.
While writing with Citadel Theatre (now Arts), I was on the same list in Riddel’s Court during the Edinburgh Fringe with the Mercators; Douglas at the helm. They have brought several entertaining exposées of well kent literary figures to the public. Now they bring the Fringe to South Edinburgh.
It wasn’t possible to speak to Douglas today about his BEM Honour, but his wife, and dramatic colleague Rosemary, said how very exciting it has all been.
Congratulations, Douglas. Edinburgh is proud of your efforts.