✭✭✭✭✩ Dark matters:
There is a fierce intensity to the Grads’ Festen at Adam House, in a consistently strong production that crackles with energy.
✭✭✭✩✩ Brave attempt
Some excellent performances and high production values give The Grads’ production of August: Osage County interest and a degree of merit, but overall it can only be seen as a qualified success.
Thought-provoking and challenging, Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group’s Julius Caesar is an intriguing if ultimately somewhat uneven production.
Often after reading a novel, a poem or watching a film we can be left asking ‘what was that about?’. On the surface, Black Dingo Productions’ Kiss, Cuddle, Torture is a bleak drama about domestic violence.
★★★★★ Brave and timely:
There’s a rich, dense texture to the Grads Scottish premiere of Jerusalem, at the Adam House Theatre until Saturday. It has a mythic feel inspired by Blake’s hymn Jerusalem, the text of which frames the piece as if it were being stalked by Gog and Magog.
* * * * Adam House Review By Thom Dibdin Responsible for popularising the idea that every person in the world is just six connections from every other, John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation is a play about greed and envy; about what happens when those six connections are reduced to just one. It is […]
* * Adam House Theatre By Thom Dibdin Chunky and muscular, David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross brings out the naturally bilious language and atavistic tendencies of hard working men on the front-line of American dream at the end of the 20th Century. This is the world of real-estate salesmen. A pack of beings whose own […]
* * Adam House Review by Thom Dibdin There is nothing sleepy about the Hollow to which the Angkatells have retired in this country house weekend murder mystery from the Makars, which is at Adam House until Saturday. At least there’ll be no dozing when family friend and Harley Street doctor John Cristow comes down […]