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PPP: Daniel Getting Married

PPP: Daniel Getting Married

★★★☆☆ Fragmentary

Daniel Getting Married, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, goes ahead in extremely trying circumstances. The result is far more coherent than anyone has any right to expect.

April 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
Keli – A Live Preview

Keli – A Live Preview

Preview

In the middle of the Lyceum’s fortnight-long Wonder festival, packed with works in progress, Martin Green – one-third of the adventurous folk trio Lau – invited the world in to see and comment on his latest venture.

April 4, 2022 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

★★★★☆ Welcome

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show, revived for one more time at the King’s, is reliably funny and tuneful; on this occasion, it is also oddly affecting.

March 31, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Man’s Best Friend

PPP: Man’s Best Friend

★★★★☆ Poignant

Jonathan Watson turns in a remarkable performance in Man’s Best Friend, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

March 30, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Milkshake

PPP: Milkshake

★★★☆☆ Claustrophobic

The subject matter of Milkshake by Rob Drummond, the latest offering at the Traverse from Oran Mor’s Play, Pie and a Pint, is intriguingly topical. Despite being acted with real conviction, however, it never quite reaches the heights it promises.

March 23, 2022 | By | Reply More
Men Should Weep

Men Should Weep

★★★★☆ Timely

Seemingly endlessly delayed by Covid, Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s production of Men Should Weep finally takes to the Church Hill stage. The end result is carefully observed and has considerable emotional power.

March 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: I’m Dissolving My Love In A Bath Of Acid

PPP: I’m Dissolving My Love In A Bath Of Acid

★★★☆☆ Absurd

Oozing with comic brio, I’m Dissolving My Love In A Bath Of Acid at the Traverse is a wonderfully performed and energetic if ultimately superficial piece.

March 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Scent of Roses

The Scent of Roses

★★★☆☆ Lacks urgency

The Scent of Roses, from writer-director Zinnie Harris at the Lyceum, features a top-notch cast and dialogue that often rings true regarding how self-delusion and self-evasion wreck our relationships with each other and the world around us. However, the production as a whole never truly ignites

March 10, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Ten Things To Do Before You Die

PPP: Ten Things To Do Before You Die

★★★☆☆ Poignant performances

There is much to recommend in Dani Heron’s Ten Things To Do Before You Die, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint at the Traverse. Both humorous and emotional, the production manages to overcome drawbacks in its script.

March 8, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Oscar

PPP: Oscar

★★★★☆ Perfectly formed

A funny, touching and tremendously acted musical, Oscar by Brian James O’Sullivan heralds the welcome return of Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint to the Traverse.

March 2, 2022 | By | Reply More