✭✭✭✭✩ Contrasting delights:
In a series of contrasting pieces, the Richard Alston Dance Company offer a dynamic programme that both delights and wonders.
✭✭✭✭✩ All round enjoyment
All-singing, all-dancing and impeccably staged, Showcase 2014 is clever, accomplished and great fun.
✭✭✭✭✩ Whip cracks along
There ain’t no dead wood on the Playhouse stage this week as a sparkling Calamity Jane staring Jodie Prenger lights into town at the start of its long tour around the UK.
✭✭✭✩✩ Blood with no guts
Vigorous and energetic, the Lyceum’s world premiere of Kill Johnny Glendenning provides lashings of blood and humour in a production which is well performed and directed, but in the end is less than the sum of its parts.
✭✭✭✩✩ Twitter gold
Sparkling with internal wit, David Greig’s translation of his Twitter Plays to the stage is a piece of event drama which marks Referendum Day with style, although with not quite the even hand some might think.
✭✭✭✭✩ Timely love
Today, Scotland held its breath. Ready to put pencil to paper and make a mark which, no matter the result, will change the political makeup of the islands we live on.
✭✭✭✩✩ Glitz and Glamour
Spirit Productions takes the audience on a journey back to 1920s Hollywood in a glitzy, glamorous production of Puttin’ on the Ritz.
✭✭✭✭✩ Intriguingly informative
The question of the week in Triggerstuff’s clever and illuminating production, at the Traverse for one performance only, is not what side to take: whether to be Yes or No. The question is one of how you get to that decision.
✭✭✩✩✩ Future potential
Raw around the edges and somewhat uneven in its storytelling, new musical Prophecy which has its world premiere run at St Brides all this week, nevertheless succeeds in bringing its hero, the Brahan Seer, to life.
✭✭✭✭✩ Raw power
Visceral and uncomfortable truths are laid bare in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of In Time O’ Strife. Despite the odd false step in the staging, this is an emotionally charged and thoroughly involving production.