Reviews

Traverse Festival (2)

Traverse Festival (2)

Shielding , Doomsdays, Matterhorn & The Watercooler:

The Traverse’s online Festival continues with three more audio-only Breakfast Plays, as well as some treats that are more visual.

August 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Traverse Breakfast Plays: New Tracks (1)

Traverse Breakfast Plays: New Tracks (1)

Traverse 3:

The Traverse are replicating their Fringe Breakfast Plays with streams from their new online-only Traverse 3, and the first two offerings – Contemporary Political Ethics (Or, How to Cheat) by Jamie Cowan and Rabbit Catcher by Rebecca Martin – both have much to recommend them.

August 26, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Fragments Of Home

Fragments Of Home

★★★★☆ Resonant:

Mixing history and the present to great effect, Fragments of Home revisits earlier work by Annie George extremely successfully.

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

★★★★☆ Magical:

Ghost Light provides a poignant reminder of what we are all missing in this fallow year of live performance in Edinburgh during August.

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Consequence

Consequence

★★★★☆ Sharply crystalline:

Consequence is a beautifully limpid and thoughtfully imaginative online offering from Fringe regular Mara Menzies, as part of Fringe of Colour.

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
I love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

I love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

★★★★☆ Deliciously cynical:

Room 29 theatre has come out of the Covid closet with a neatly packaged and deliciously cynical production of I love you, your perfect, now change available online for just 24 hours.

August 1, 2020 | By | Reply More
Miraculous

Miraculous

★★★★☆ Barmy army

Borderline Theatre Company and the Gaiety Ayr have created a bouncy online version of David F Ross’s comedy caper novel about an Ayrshire band that once had an unexpected number one hit.

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Coolidge Effect

The Coolidge Effect

★★★★☆ Intriguing:

Wonder Fools have revived their intriguing two hander about the insidious effect of pornography, for an audio, lockdown production that actively enhances the intimacy of the original.

July 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Garden Party

The Garden Party

★★★☆☆ Lucid:

The Garden Party, Vaclav Havel’s 1960s absurdist take-down of communist bureaucracy gets an invigorating and lucid outing in this live Zoom production from Big Mind Theatre.

July 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anno Domino

Anno Domino

★★★★☆ Perfectly Pitched:

Alan Ayckbourn has taken a play ‘off the back burner’ for audio streaming by the Stephen Joseph Theatre, where he was artistic director for many years. It has all of the hallmarks of classic Ayckbourn – razor-sharp observation, subtle skewering of preconceptions, and exploration of murky hidden depths.

May 27, 2020 | By | Reply More