Chris Pearson

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★☆☆  Rumbustious jollity:

Charging at Shakespeare at full speed and with all comic guns blazing, Some Kind of Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Paradise in the Vault will win no prizes for subtlety but should please a wide audience.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ganymede

Ganymede

★★★☆☆ Timely reworking:

Ganymede, TypeCast Productions’ reworking of Shakespeare at Paradise in Augustines, is an intriguing production that uses the spirit of the Bard to cast light on contemporary concerns.

August 20, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Volpone

Volpone

★★★★☆  Ruthless:
The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group bring Ben Johnson’s comedy, Volpone, to life and new audiences in a hilarious version of the tale about just how far people will go to be rich.

August 8, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Black Comedy

Black Comedy

✭✭✭✭✩ Fast-paced fun:
Excellent comic timing is a feature of Arkle’s extremely enjoyable Black Comedy at the Royal Scots Club.

August 18, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

✭✭✭✭✩ Painfully poignant:
Emotionally charged, Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group’s production of Death and a Maiden is poignant, gripping and full of pain.

August 11, 2015 | By | 1 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
An Island Between Heaven And Earth

An Island Between Heaven And Earth

✭✭✭✩✩ Slow but sure
Thoughtful and intelligent, AJL Productions’ An Island Between Heaven And Earth takes its time to get going but is well worth seeing.

August 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Wonderful World of Dissocia

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

✭✭✭✭✭ Heartbreaking escapism
It’s not every day that a show comes along that can profoundly affect you. The Wonderful World of Dissocia from the Grads is one such rare gem; it is charming, enchanting and poignant.

August 6, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Richard III

Review – Richard III

★★☆☆☆ Macabre:

Vile and unrepentant, Richard Godden’s take on Richard III is an uncompromising one in this fascinating production of from the Grads – at St Brides until Saturday.

November 24, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More