Traverse

The Straw Chair

The Straw Chair

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

April 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fat Alice

Fat Alice

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

April 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Leviathan

Leviathan

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

March 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Devil Masters

The Devil Masters

✭✭✩✩✩ Lacks bite:
Uneven and stiltedly political, The Devil Masters is a peculiar festive offering from the Traverse.

December 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
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