Author: Susan Lowes

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Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

Kevin McMahon – Quantum Magic

✭✭✭✩✩ Tricky:
Kevin McMahon entertains as a magician in his Quantum Magic at the Gilded Balloon, but ultimately there’s an sense of deception that doesn’t come from his tricks.

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

✭✭✭✭✩ Swift & dynamic:
An energetic and effervescent force runs through Gin and Tonic Productions take on one of Shakespeare’s most imaginative and delightful comedies.

August 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Raven

The Raven

✭✭✭✭✭ Perfect madness:
Searching for perfection, the Bawsoot Theatre Company gets pretty close in its cleverly crafted production of The Raven.

August 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

✭✭✭✭✩ Painfully poignant:
Emotionally charged, Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group’s production of Death and a Maiden is poignant, gripping and full of pain.

August 11, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

★★☆☆☆ Tragically complex:
Based on a Jacobean play written by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford in 1621, the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group’s production of The Witch of Edmonton is a curious and intense tragi-comedy that confuses as much as it entertains.

August 11, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Heartlands

Heartlands

✭✭✭✭✩ Heartwarming:
In a multi-layered and engaging performance, Urban Fox Theatre Company deliver a wonderfully warm and intimate insight into modern life and modern relationships.

August 10, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dead Letter Office

Dead Letter Office

✭✭✭✩✩ Philosophical potential:
Some Company Productions deliver a thoughtful performance with a lot of potential, but struggle to reconcile the show with its philosophical depth.

August 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Bookbinder

The Bookbinder

✭✭✭✭✭ Beautiful craftsmanship:
A book is a beautiful thing, a story is a work of art, a fairytale is a thing of dreams. The Bookbinder is all of these – it’s a beautiful, articulate and inventive show that is as engaging as it is mysterious.

August 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

★★★★★ Cult classic:
Based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 German play about repressed sexuality and its manifestations, Spring Awakening gets a a surprisingly refreshing production from MGA that mixes 19th century Germany with rock music. And does so exceptionally well.

June 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Carousel

Carousel

✭✭✭✩✩ Visually stunning:
Opera North’s production of Rodger and Hammerstein’s Carousel is a curious combination of drama, dance and song that on occasion both hits and misses the mark.

June 2, 2015 | By | Reply More