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What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

★★★★★ Joyous:

Bursting with emotion and tuneful energy, the return to the Traverse of What Girls Are Made Of is a thing of wonder.

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PPP: Lion Lion

PPP: Lion Lion

★★★☆☆  Troubled:

Joy Adamson and the lion Elsa, immortalised in the film Born Free, where the figureheads of African wildlife conservation in the 1960s, changing public opinion towards big cats as animals to be nurtured rather than shot.

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PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

★★★★☆ Fitting tribute:

As you might expect, there are plenty of laughs in Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window. What is less expected is a touching and beautifully acted love story.

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The Dark Carnival

The Dark Carnival

★★★☆☆    Striking:

In The Dark Carnival, Vanishing Point has crafted a strangely fascinating but oddly frustrating entertainment – theatre-cum-gig-cum-cabaret that impresses in fits and starts.

March 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ulster American

Ulster American

★★★★☆  Hard Hitting:

Trailing clouds of glory from 2018, David Ireland’s Ulster American has returned to the Traverse with a bang. If it is not quite as good as some have said, it is still impressive – and certainly is impressively nasty.

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The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven

★★★★★ Sublime:

Forget any controversy linked to The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven. It should be judged purely as a theatrical experience. On those terms, it is moving, profound and quite brilliantly executed.

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Mouthpiece

Mouthpiece

★★★☆☆ Political emotion:

There is much to admire about the staging of Mouthpiece at the Traverse, and even more about how it is acted. In the end, however, the play tantalises rather than delivers.

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The Last Witch

The Last Witch

★★★★☆ Hard as rock:

There is a visceral compulsion to Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Firebrand’s The Last Witch at the Traverse. While apparently telling of a disappeared world, its evocations of fears, suspicions and power imbalances are worryingly contemporary.

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Arctic Oil

Arctic Oil

★★☆☆☆ Feeble:

Great forces of vital importance are brought into a claustrophobic setting in Clare Duffy’s new two-hander, Arctic Oil, which is the main Autumn production at the Traverse, running to Saturday 20 October.

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Nests

Nests

★★★☆☆ Solid social commentary:

After a Fringe full of blockbuster productions, the Traverse’s autumn season kicks of with Nests, a two-hander that looks at social inequality and considers what we can learn from crows.

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