★★★☆☆ Seen in preview:
Tense, Byzantine and thoroughly hilarious the EUTC’s production of Tom Stoppard’s breakthrough play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, at the Bedlam to Saturday, is a properly entertaining affair.
★★★★☆ All too real:
Well performed, well directed and extremely affecting, EUTC’s Diary of Anne Frank at the Bedlam is a thoroughly timely production.
EUTC’s production of Coriolanus at the Bedlam is a pertinent and particularly well staged production.
Clever and ambitious, EUTC’s Frost/Nixon at the Bedlam is uneven in execution. Peter Morgan’s play – later a successful film – features a series of celebrated TV interviews between David Frost and disgraced US president Richard Nixon
Underpowered and oddly hesitant, EUTC’s production of Endgame has flashes of inspiration but fails to convince.
Emotional honesty and genuine skill make Angels in America: Millennium Approaches at the Bedlam extremely successful.
Spirited and clever, EUTC’s production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman has all the requisite cartoon violence, but in the end lacks the necessary punch.
The passion and brutality at the heart of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible are brought out in an intense production at the Bedlam which strives just a bit too hard for authenticity.
★★★★☆ Unsettling introspection:
Edinburgh University Theatre Company find a birds eye view straight into the heart of captivity in Cagebirds: a quirky, thoughtful little play that positively flies by, or not as the case may be.
★★★☆☆ Well performed:
There is much to admire in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Bedlam. Accomplished performances of challenging roles and well thought-out direction make for a successful production.