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Waves

Waves

✭✭✭✭✩ 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.

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
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