David McFarlane

Review – Showcase: Musical Diversity

Review – Showcase: Musical Diversity

★★★★☆: Bold choices, big voices:

There’s no disputing the title of Showcase’s latest adventure into the world of pop, rock, musicals and music from films and TV. Musically, diversity runs right through it.

September 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Sanctuary

Review – Sanctuary

David McFarlane’s Sanctuary is a low-key, subtle meditation on the break-up of a relationship which manages to carry some real emotional weight in the cramped confines of the Chapel at St John’s Church.

August 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Singing’ I’m No A Billy, He’s a Tim

Review – Singing’ I’m No A Billy, He’s a Tim

A Celtic fan and a Rangers fan are forced to examine their differences after being banged up together in the same police cell on the day of the Glasgow old-firm derby in Des Dillon’s hugely successful comedy, revived here by Black Dingo Productions.

August 6, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Sanctuary

Review – Sanctuary

Leith, like June, has been busting out all over this week. Amid the full programme of Leith Festival comes Sanctuary, a new work by grassroots company, Black Dingo Productions.

June 14, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Heroes

Review – Heroes

★★★☆☆ Musical heroics:
There is an audacious opening to Showcase’s latest musical offering up at the Church Hill Theatre all this week. Heroes might be the show’s title and theme, but instead of extracts from the evening, the overture uses a certain Stranglers number to gets the audience bobbing in their seats.

September 22, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More