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