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Birdboy

Birdboy

★★★★☆ Iridescent dance

Birdboy, at the Traverse as part of Imaginate for just three days, sets out as hilarious a piece of physical dance theatre as you might want. But by its end, it has caught its audience with an altogether more thoughtful edge.

May 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
My Doric Diary

My Doric Diary

★★★☆☆ Affa fine

A breezy, charming musical tale of family, time travel and the cultural cringe, the final offering in this season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse is My Doric Diary by Aye Tunes! (Katie Barnett and Jamie Siggens).

April 13, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Daniel Getting Married

PPP: Daniel Getting Married

★★★☆☆ Fragmentary

Daniel Getting Married, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, goes ahead in extremely trying circumstances. The result is far more coherent than anyone has any right to expect.

April 6, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Man’s Best Friend

PPP: Man’s Best Friend

★★★★☆ Poignant

Jonathan Watson turns in a remarkable performance in Man’s Best Friend, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

March 30, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Milkshake

PPP: Milkshake

★★★☆☆ Claustrophobic

The subject matter of Milkshake by Rob Drummond, the latest offering at the Traverse from Oran Mor’s Play, Pie and a Pint, is intriguingly topical. Despite being acted with real conviction, however, it never quite reaches the heights it promises.

March 23, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: I’m Dissolving My Love In A Bath Of Acid

PPP: I’m Dissolving My Love In A Bath Of Acid

★★★☆☆ Absurd

Oozing with comic brio, I’m Dissolving My Love In A Bath Of Acid at the Traverse is a wonderfully performed and energetic if ultimately superficial piece.

March 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Ten Things To Do Before You Die

PPP: Ten Things To Do Before You Die

★★★☆☆ Poignant performances

There is much to recommend in Dani Heron’s Ten Things To Do Before You Die, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint at the Traverse. Both humorous and emotional, the production manages to overcome drawbacks in its script.

March 8, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Oscar

PPP: Oscar

★★★★☆ Perfectly formed

A funny, touching and tremendously acted musical, Oscar by Brian James O’Sullivan heralds the welcome return of Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint to the Traverse.

March 2, 2022 | By | Reply More
WILF

WILF

★★★☆☆ Encouragingly filthy

There is a pleasingly unruly feel to James Ley’s new play WILF, this year’s seasonably unseasonal offering from the Traverse. Full of heart, not to mention dialogue that would have given the Lord Chamberlain palpitations, it overcomes structural difficulties to produce a successful whole.

December 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

★★★☆☆ Emotional

A New Life (A Mini Musical) at the Traverse every lunchtime this week is certainly not ‘mini’ in its emotional scope or its ambition.

October 6, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More