Traverse

Symphony

Symphony

✭✭✭✩✩ Promises much:
There is no shortage of energy or infectious fun in Symphony, but in the end it lacks real depth.

November 7, 2014 | By | Reply More
PPP: Squash

PPP: Squash

✭✭✭✭✩ Troubling
Macabre and brutalised, Martin McCormick’s nerve-wracking offering for lunchtime theatre, A Play, A Pie and a Pint, has distinctly Lynchian overtones which director Finn Den Hertog relishes in bringing out.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Outlying Islands

Outlying Islands

✭✭✭✩✩ Too grounded:
A fascinating exploration of human impulses lies behind Outlying Islands at the Traverse, but the uneven quality of some of the production means that it falls short.

October 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Yes/No Plays

The Yes/No Plays

✭✭✭✩✩ 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.

September 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
How to Choose?

How to Choose?

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

September 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
In Time o’ Strife

In Time o’ Strife

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
First Cosmonaut

First Cosmonaut

✭✭✭✭✩ Simple but not simplistic

Charming, funny and with deceptive depth, First Cosmonaut from Sligo-based Blue Raincoat Theatre tells the story of the first man in space entertainingly.

June 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
MONEY the Game Show

MONEY the Game Show

✭✭✭✩✩ Serious fun

An extremely clever idea lies behind MONEY the Game Show, Clare Duffy’s play which originated with the Platform 18: New Directions Award and now returns to the Traverse for a two night run.

May 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Queen of Lucky People – Review

The Queen of Lucky People – Review

✭✭✭✩✩ Cautionary whimsy

The final production in this Spring season of lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, see whimsy runs right through Iain Heggie’s comic, cautionary tale of self delusion and social media use.

May 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler – Review

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Slightly imperfect

Infectious and entertaining, The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler is an engaging production whose flaws do not detract from its essential likeability.

April 30, 2014 | By | Reply More