✭✭✭✩✩ 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.
Cast in the shadows of the Shank, Bill Kenwright breathes life into a new stage production of the Stephen King short story and iconic 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption.
✭✭✭✩✩ Simmering emotion
Rapture Theatre’s touring production of Arthur Miller’s The Last Yankee has an emotional depth and psychological realism that help the production to overcome occasional false steps.
✭✭✭✩✩ 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.
✭✭✭✭✩ Rocks it:
Half gig, half musical and all theatre, The Bodyguard bursts into town for a fortnight’s residency at the Playhouse, riding shotgun on the back of the blockbuster movie.
✭✭✭✩✩ Lacking resonance:
Energy and fidelity to the intriguing source material are not enough to distinguish Brave New World at the King’s, in a touring production marred by odd choices and a curious lack of life.
✭✭✭✩✩ Elegant theory:
There’s a marvellous sense of realism to Blackout Production’s first foray into straight theatre, with a short run of David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof at St Brides to Friday.
✭✭✭✩✩ On song:
Returning to the Church Hill Theatre for their 25th annual production, Showcase provide a fitting tribute for the theatre’s own fiftieth anniversary on 25 September 2015.
✭✭✭✭✩ Timeless power:
Poetry, a deep humanity and a profound understanding of the power of the theatre shine through in the Lyceum’s exemplary Waiting For Godot.
✭✭✭✭✩ That Riviera touch:
The South of France is the setting for this West End musical that’s lighting up the North as it arrives at the Playhouse for a week.