Benny Young

PPP: Eulogy

PPP: Eulogy

★★★☆☆    Surprising:

Rob Drummond surpasses even his own reputation for theatrical twisting and turning with the memorable Eulogy, an invitation to the lunchtime funeral service of the late Sandy Munro.

April 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Hard Man

The Hard Man

Rehearsed reading:
Opening up the scope of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s retrospective on noted Scottish polymath Tom McGrath, the staged script reading of his 1977 play The Hard Man sits perfectly with McGrath’s “explorer” image.

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
This Story of Yours

This Story of Yours

Rehearsed reading:
The theatre element of the Edinburgh International Film Festival got off to a cracking start on Thursday, with This Story of Yours the first of three one-off rehearsed script readings in Traverse 1.

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hay Fever

Hay Fever

★★★☆☆ Too cool:
Solidly acted but only sporadically funny, the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre co-production of Hay Fever is entirely serviceable but all too forgettable.

March 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

★★★★☆ Timeless power:
Poetry, a deep humanity and a profound understanding of the power of the theatre shine through in the Lyceum’s exemplary Waiting For Godot.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Ol’ Bignose is back:
Edwin Morgan’s celebrated Scottish translation of Cyrano de Bergerac was given a one-off revival at the Book Festival.

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

✭✭✭✩✩ Mixed success:
Although considered and intelligent in its conception, the Lyceum’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is too uneven to convince entirely.

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Unfaithful

Unfaithful

✭✭✭✭✩ Astute and funny
Can relationships survive infidelity? Owen McCafferty’s play, Unfaithful, at the Traverse is both astute and funny in tackling this thorny subject.

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dear Scotland – Review

Dear Scotland – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Portrait of a mindset

Dear Scotland, You are a country of many fine actors, both young and old, a country with many ideas that have to be said and with many people who have the wit to say them. Now the NTS has found a stage on which this to happen.

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
First Look: Dear Scotland

First Look: Dear Scotland

It is half time at the press performances of Dear Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland’s collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. While we wait for Tour B to start, here are some photos of the show taken by Peter Dibdin.

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More