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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
Skeleton Wumman – Review

Skeleton Wumman – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Puts flesh on bones

Lang syne deid, the Skeleton Wumman is an eerie and intriguing storyteller in Gerda Stevenson’s contribution to this Spring’s season of lunchtime theatre at the Traverse.

April 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Perfect Stroke – Review

A Perfect Stroke – Review

✭✭✭✭✭ Perfectly stroked

Tense and nervous drama of the kind that just won’t relax comes to the Traverse this week in the second instalment of the Spring 2014 season of lunch time theatre: A Play a Pie and a Pint.

April 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Ciara

Review – Ciara

A towering performance by Blythe Duff marks out the Traverse’s revival of their Edinburgh fringe hit Ciara, which plays until the 21st.

December 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Ciphers

Review – Ciphers

Crisp and smart, Dawn King’s spy thriller for Out of Joint, which is at the Traverse all week, builds up a great head of steam as it follows the path of the once happy-go-lucky Kelly, now determined to discover the truth about he death of her sister.

November 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Oedipussy

Review – Oedipussy

Energetic and anarchic, Spymonkey’s take on Sophocles provides its quota of laughs in what it is ultimately a somewhat uneven evening at the Traverse until Saturday.

October 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Idiot at the Wall

Review – The Idiot at the Wall

Sibling rivalry leads to a disastrous turn of events in Elspeth Turner’s extremely promising debut 2012 play, revived for a Scottish tour by Edinburgh company Stoirm Og and seen at the Traverse.

October 6, 2013 | By | Reply More