Reviews from All Edinburgh Theatre’s new writers
This August, All Edinburgh Theatre is proud to be taking on four young Edinburgh-based reviewers in a new mentoring initiative.
Mancub: ✭✭✭✩✩ Complex
The Children: ✭✭✭✭✩ Stylish
Children are at the heart of both the drama and the performance of this year’s Summer on Stage double bill, but the Lyceum Youth Theatre are anything but childish in their delivery.
✭✭✭✩✩ Fury and fear:
The National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat has a righteous fury, combined with a drive born out of cleverly harnessed technology and a tight ensemble.
✭✭✭✭✩ Double the fun:
Broad, finely honed and never afraid of a corny joke, The Venetian Twins is a huge, rip-roaring thing. It is all rather silly, but is none the worse for that.
✭✭✭✩✩ Mixed success:
Although considered and intelligent in its conception, the Lyceum’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is too uneven to convince entirely.
✭✭✭✭✩ Energy and focus:
Exhilarating and involving, The Caucasian Chalk Circle makes great use of the resources available to the Lyceum. There is an uncontrolled feeling to much of the production that is paradoxically a tribute to the careful craft and intelligence on display.
✭✭✭✭✩ Truth or lies?:
There is an evasive, poetic feel to Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, running at the Lyceum until Saturday February 7, 2015.
The final instalment of real punters’ opinions:
Here are the last nine reviews of the BFG, written by the six and seven year-old children of class P3 following Stockbridge Primary’s school trip to see the Lyceum’s Christmas show, 2014.
More opinions from real punters:
Following Stockbridge Primary’s school visit to the Lyceum to see the BFG, the six and seven year-old children of class P3 wrote reviews of the show.
What the real punters think:
On Tuesday 9 December 2014, Stockbridge Primary went on a school visit to the Royal Lyceum’s production of The BFG.