Brian Thomson

The Crucible

The Crucible

★★☆☆☆ Half-baked:

Leitheatre has made a bold and audacious stroke in its production of The Crucible, using a contemporary setting for Arthur Miller’s great allegory for the anti-communist hysteria in 1950s America.

November 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Amorous Ambassador

The Amorous Ambassador

★★★☆☆  A good stab:
Peppered with comic potential, Leitheatre’s production of The Amorous Ambassador clearly has a talented team behind it at the Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre for the first fortnight of the fringe.

August 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters

Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters

✭✭✭✭✩ Gloriously glaikit:
There’s huff, puff and havering a-plenty in Leitheatre’s take on Ane Servant o’ Twa Maisters Victor Carin’s adaptation and translation into Scots of Galdini’s classic farce.

August 20, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
Lovers

Lovers

★★★☆☆ Emotive:
There’s a truth and vulnerability to Leitheatre’s take on Brian Friel’s early pair of conjoined plays, Lovers: Winners and Losers, at the Church Hill to Saturday.

November 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Church Hill Lovers

Church Hill Lovers

Friel’s Lovers for Leitheatre:
Fans of the late great Irish playwright Brian Friel should be in for a treat this week as Leitheatre revive one of his early plays, Lovers, at the Church Hill Theatre.

November 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Festen

Festen

✭✭✭✭✩ Dark matters:
There is a fierce intensity to the Grads’ Festen at Adam House, in a consistently strong production that crackles with energy.

November 28, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Jerusalem

Review – Jerusalem

★★★★★ Brave and timely:
There’s a rich, dense texture to the Grads Scottish premiere of Jerusalem, at the Adam House Theatre until Saturday. It has a mythic feel inspired by Blake’s hymn Jerusalem, the text of which frames the piece as if it were being stalked by Gog and Magog.

April 11, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More