Words wrap around and claw away at the heart of this week’s excellent Play Pie and Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, the last in the current season.
Powerful and shocking, Linda Duncan McLaughlin’s Descent at the Traverse’s lunchtime theatre season from A Play, A Pie and A Pint, grabs you with an intense passion that doesn’t ever hold back.
One in a Million, the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint production from Oran Mór at the Traverse is a disappointingly insubstantial affair.
✭✭✭✩✩ Nicely done:
It’s never easy to get a handle on Adam Peck’s slightly obscure new offering, 140 Million Miles, at the Traverse all week as part of the A Play A Pie and A Pint season of lunchtime theatre.
✭✭✭✩✩ Tasty appetiser:
Community and ritual lie at the heart of Nalina Chetty’s clever new play Kontomble, the opener to the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint season of lunchtime theatre at the Traverse.
✭✭✭✭✩ A bigger splash:
Diving into a world she makes so real that you can’t tell where her story ends and reality begins, Alice Mary Cooper tells the tale of Elizabeth Moncello – creator of the Butterfly stroke.
✭✭✭✭✩ Ragged glory:
There is a warm and thoughtful core to The Straw Chair at the Traverse that sometimes seems in danger of being overpowered by a particularly remarkable performance.
✭✭✭✭✩ Skin tight:
There’s a twitching unease about Peter and Moira as they sit down to celebrate their 10th anniversary in Fat Alice, Alison Carr’s juicily-observed two-hander which is this week’s lunchtime theatre session at the Traverse.
✭✭✭✭✩ Dark poetry:
Lunchtime theatre returns to the Traverse this week, with a terrible, lyrical roar in Matthew Trevannion’s Leviathan, a collaboration between the Traverse, A Play a Pie and a Pint and Sherman Cymru.
✭✭✩✩✩ Lacks bite:
Uneven and stiltedly political, The Devil Masters is a peculiar festive offering from the Traverse.