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Technicolor

Technicolor

★★★★☆ Extra-terrestrially cool:

Black Bat’s Technicolor is a freewheeling exercise in both nostalgia and modernity that is highly recommended.

August 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hymns For Robots

Hymns For Robots

★★★☆☆ Electronic dream:

Hymns For Robots, Noctium Theatre’s portrait of electronic music innovator Delia Derbyshire, is an appealingly winsome piece of theatre.

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The WWI Wardrobe Project

The WWI Wardrobe Project

★★★☆☆  Historical accuracy:

The WWI Wardrobe Project has emotional force as well as a certain charm as Immersive Response’s production seeks to make 1917 more immediate.

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The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale

The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale

★★★☆☆  Peh? Meh:

Instantly recognisable situations and types from Scottish football give The Pieman Cometh: A Cautionary Football Tale, at the Gilded Ballon Rose Theatre Basement, a wide appeal.

August 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Hecate

Hecate

★★☆☆☆ Fairly foul:

As befits a play so often performed and studied, Macbeth has been the object of many reworkings and extensions over the years. Unfortunately, for every Dunsinane there are ten less memorable efforts. The Little Shakespeare Company’s Hecate falls into the latter category.

August 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
You Remind Me Of You

You Remind Me Of You

★★★★☆ You’re welcome:

There is a fierce theatrical intelligence at work in Arkle’s production of You Remind Me Of You at the Royal Scots Club.

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Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

★★★☆☆ Fresh breeze:

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly), by Arkle at the Royal Scots Club, is a sparky confection lacking profundity but full of energy.

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Breathing Corpses

Breathing Corpses

★★★☆☆ Morbid curiosity:

Breathing Corpses, by Split Brick and New Celts at TheSpace on the Mile, leaves a nasty taste in the mouth at times.

August 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Monster in the Hall

The Monster in the Hall

★★★☆☆ Expansively exuberant:

Cheerfulness in the face of adversity characterises The Monster in the Hall by Capsize Collective and New Celts at TheSpace on the Mile.

August 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sob Story

Sob Story

★★★☆☆ Uneasy combination:

A talented cast and bags of commitment manage to paper over the obvious cracks in Sob Story, by Pretty Knickers and New Celts at TheSpace on the Mile.

August 10, 2018 | By | Reply More