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Review – Junk Food Vampire/Granny was a Rock Star

Review – Junk Food Vampire/Granny was a Rock Star

Green is very much the colour of Citadel Arts Group’s diverse double bill of plays with strong and worthy environmental messages woven through them.

June 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Calum’s Road

Review – Calum’s Road

Fine, slow-paced energy, permeates this co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Gerry Mulgrew’s Communicado that tells of a man’s solitary and dogged fight against bureaucracy as he makes the choice between being defeated and being defiant.

June 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – The Poor Mouth

Review – The Poor Mouth

Magnificent theatricality marks out this clever touring adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s great satire from Irish company Blue Raincoat, which is at the Traverse and touring to the Tron in Glasgow.

June 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Flâneurs

Review – Flâneurs

The attack and mugging of a friend in London, horrified writer and creator Jenna Watt. Even more so, when she discovered that the attack to place in front of many witnesses.

May 24, 2013 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – The Bear

Review – The Bear

Not the amazing dancing bear, but a murdering bear. Or so we are led to believe. A kind of Winnie the Poohdunnit with claws.

May 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Be Silent or Be Killed

Review – Be Silent or Be Killed

A terrorist attack while on a business trip to Mumbai in 2008 forced Roger Hunt to spend 40 hours in his hotel bedroom, while the attackers roamed the building killing all Westerners they found. Irene Brown reviews the play based on true events on Æ

May 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – The Sash

Review – The Sash

The play is old but its themes are not beautiful; their colours far from fine.

Rapture’s revival of Hector MacMillan’s play about Scotland’s sectarianism feels like watching the opening of an old and ugly wound.

May 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Quiz Show

Review – Quiz Show

★★★★★  Top-of-the-range:

A gaudy, glitzy, tinselled television studio set is the believable backdrop to Rob Drummond’s audacious participatory theatre – the first full production of the Traverse’s fiftieth anniversary season. Full of flashing lights, disco music and gizmos, this is the home of popular quiz show: False!.

April 4, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Review – Cinderella

Review – Cinderella

Darkly comic, Johnny McKnight’s new musical version of Cinderella for the Royal Lyceum which updates the tale to contemporary Paris, is “slick and funny” according to Æ guest reviewer Irene Brown.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review – The Authorised Kate Bane

Review – The Authorised Kate Bane

Guest Review by Irene Brown in the Annals on Ella Hickson’s The Authorised Kate Bane, produced by Grid Iron.

October 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More