Becky Minto

Seats Up at the Lyceum

Seats Up at the Lyceum

Installation celebrates Scotland’s missing theatre:

The foyer of the Royal Lyceum has become the set of #TakeASeat, with freelance theatre designers creating a tableaux of empty seats to mark the loss of theatre during the Covid pandemic.

September 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

★★★★☆ Magical:

Ghost Light provides a poignant reminder of what we are all missing in this fallow year of live performance in Edinburgh during August.

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Grid Iron New Show

Grid Iron New Show

Doppler announced for August dates:

Edinburgh-based site-specific specialist theatre company Grid Iron has announced provisional dates for its new production of Doppler, from as early as Monday 24 August, if lockdown eases as expected.

July 31, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Five from Inside

Five from Inside

★★★☆☆   Zippy:

A series of enigmatic, eclectic discoveries, Five From Inside’s guerrilla-portraits of isolation expose some of the tensions facing theatre-makers staring down a digital ‘new normal.’

April 27, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

★★☆☆☆    Not chilling:

Confused in its execution, Selladoor’s touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers little in the way of pre-Hallowe’en excitement.

October 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
How Not To Drown

How Not To Drown

★★★☆☆     Human drama:

How Not To Drown at the Traverse is an involving and humane piece of theatre, detailing stories that need to be heard. However – in theatrical terms – problems of structuring cause its impact to be diminished.

August 5, 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.

February 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Bordello

The Last Bordello

★★★★☆   Sharp:

There is nothing straightforward about David Leddy’s The Last Bordello for his Fire Exit company, which is at the Traverse to Saturday.

February 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

December 9, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Leddy’s Bordello Edinburgh Bound

Leddy’s Bordello Edinburgh Bound

David Leddy’s “biggest ever” show to play Traverse in Feb

Fire Exit, the company run by innovative Glasgow theatre maker David Leddy, has announced dates for its biggest production to date, The Last Bordello, which will play the Traverse in February 2018.

December 3, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More