Billy Mack

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

★★☆☆☆      Underwhelming:

Worthy but earthbound, Rapture Theatre’s touring production of A Streetcar Named Desire at the King’s never really convinces.

October 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Edinburgh Dominates CATS

Edinburgh Dominates CATS

Edinburgh companies win big at CATS:
Half the winners at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland are Edinburgh-based productions, with the Lyceum winning three and the Traverse with Red Bridge Arts, two awards.

June 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

★★★★★ Serious fun:
Tuneful, hilarious and deeply moving, Dundee Rep’s revival of The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, on tour at the Lyceum, is a triumph.

September 15, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Cheviot The Stag…

The Cheviot The Stag…

★★★★★ Fabulous revival
Dundee Rep
Big, bold, brilliantly political and a cracking night out to boot, Dundee Rep’s revival of The Cheviot The Stag and the Black, Black Oil makes the theatre a must-visit venue this month.

September 12, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
A fistful of lunchtime theatre

A fistful of lunchtime theatre

Play Pie and a Pint back at Traverse:
Oran Mor’s popular A Play, A Pie and a Pint lunchtime theatre is back at the Traverse on Tuesday for a five week season opening with Lesley Hart’s Flame Proof.

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
13 Sunken Years

13 Sunken Years

✭✭✭✭✩ River of emotion
Intriguingly stark, elusive and completely human, Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s co-production of 13 Sunken Years has a poetic and mysteriously gripping quality.

August 16, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Preen Back Yer Lugs!

Review – Preen Back Yer Lugs!

Preen Back Yer Lugs! is a gloriously rumbustious ensemble piece at the Pleasance Dome from Svenska Teatern, mixing scattergun political and linguistic satire with unashamed silliness.

August 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Some Other Mother

Review – Some Other Mother

The words ‘produced in association with the Scottish Refugee Council’ on a theatre programme will create a variety of reactions. Any suggestion, however, that AJ Taudevin’s new play would put worthy points-scoring ahead of drama are soon dispelled by an involving and poetic performance.

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Adapting on the Edinburgh Fringe: Day Four…

Adapting on the Edinburgh Fringe: Day Four…

Ninjas, Overcoats, Splindid Isolation and Continental Quilts By Thom Dibdin One of the great sights of Edinburgh during the fringe is seeing the kids going home from play. Groups of families wandering away from the centre with gaggles of youngsters still high from the joys of their day. That doesn’t happen in the rain, however. […]

August 11, 2011 | By | Reply More