Review

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

✭✭✭✭✩ Emotional realism:
John Byrne’s adaptation of Three Sisters at the King’s is poignant, funny, tragic and hugely satisfying.

October 22, 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
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

✭✭✭✩✩ Hilarity unfettered:
There is plenty of talent on stage in the EUTC’s vibrant, crowd-pleasing production of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which is upstairs at the Roxy to Friday evening.

October 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Sunset Song

Sunset Song

✭✭✭✩✩ Faithful
Well put together and extremely well acted, Sell a Door and Beacon Arts Centre’s adaptation of Sunset Song is a neat piece of theatre but fails in the end to do justice to its source.

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Count of Luxembourg

The Count of Luxembourg

“✭✭✭✭✩ Hopelessly romantic”
A smidgeon of modernity, and Edinburgh modernity at that, is added to Elspeth Williamson’s clever production of Franz Lehar’s The Count of Luxembourg for Opera Camerata.

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Embrace

Embrace

✭✭✭✩✩ Hugger’s delight:
Taking its audience deep into the Botanics at night time, Embrace delivers a multi-artform experience with interesting but uneven results.

October 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
The Crucible with Ten Poems

The Crucible with Ten Poems

“✭✭✭✭✩ Striking drama”
Scottish Ballet’s latest production is a double bill of two literary works that are alike and yet differ strikingly, creating a production that is surprising and emotional.

October 4, 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
Regeneration

Regeneration

✭✭✭✩✩ Timely adaptation:
Flawed but utterly human, the touring production of Regeneration at the King’s all week tries to do too much, but is extremely valuable nonetheless.

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Aida – The Musical

Aida – The Musical

✭✭✭✭✩ Brought to life:
Beginning in a museum full of tourists, Limelight Productions, magically transports the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline back to Ancient Egypt, delivering an all-singing, all-dancing tale of woe.

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More