Scottish Storytelling Centre

Review – Tightlaced Double Bill 2012

Review – Tightlaced Double Bill 2012

Charlie and My ’45 * * I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards * * * Scottish Storytelling Centre Review by Thom Dibdin Quietly cynical and tantalisingly brief, Tightlaced Theatre’s pair of plays at the Storytelling centre until Saturday delve into the past in two quite contrasting fashions. Opening the evening, Robert Howat’s Charlie and […]

November 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review: The Barkin House

Review: The Barkin House

* * Scottish Storytelling Centre Review by Thom Dibdin There is a hollow sense of despair to Wilma G Stark’s one-hander, The Barkin House, which had its world premier at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Thursday night. Set on Arran in 1899, Margaret Fraser plays grandmother Flora Mary. In her fifties and minding her not-yet-weaned […]

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review – Ordinary Days

Review – Ordinary Days

* * * Scottish Storytelling Centre Review by Thom Dibdin Witty and poignant, Green Room’s sparse Scottish premiere of Ordinary Days marks a strong return to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for this young musical theatre company. The show, by Adam Gwon, is a nicely poised little chamber musical with straightforward but not hugely memorable tunes […]

June 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review – Passing Through

Review – Passing Through

* * * Scottish Storytelling Centre and tour Review by Thom Dibdin   Pouring cold water over the exploits of an actor is not unheard of for a theatre critic. Pouring cold water over the lead actress by personal request – proper cold water in a watering can – is another matter entirely. But then […]

February 13, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – The Last Five Years

Review – The Last Five Years

* * * By Thom Dibdin Scottish Storytelling Centre The fledgling Green Room production company has got off to a flying start with this elegantly staged production of Jason Robert Brown’s modern musical, The Last Five Years. Telling the five year relationship between rising young novelist Jamie and struggling young actress Cathy, the musical transcends […]

October 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Theatre Review – Cinderella

Theatre Review – Cinderella

★★★★★ Magic Scottish Storytelling Centre: May 2010 Review by Thom Dibdin With a wave of her magic feather duster and leaving a sprinkling of fairy dust in her wake, Shona Reppe enchants and enthrals children and grownups alike with her puppet version of Cinderella – which is at the Scottish Storytelling Centre all this week […]

May 12, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More