Derek Melon

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

★★★☆☆ Erratic comedy:

The Edinburgh Makars’ production of Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite has considerable comic appeal, even if it takes some time to materialise.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

Oedipus & Hands Across the Sea

★★★★☆   Double Dose:

Congratulations to which ever member of the Edinburgh Makars thought of staging Sophocles’ bloody Oedipus in a seemingly incongruous double bill with a Noel Coward one-act farce. Truth is, the incongruity works.

April 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Good Things

Good Things

★★★☆☆ Heartfelt:
There are plenty of Good Things in the Makars’ production of Liz Lochhead’s play of that name, in a production that is solid if not spectacular.

May 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Game’s Afoot

The Game’s Afoot

✭✭✭✩✩ Elementary but entertaining:
There is solid, well-crafted entertainment in The Edinburgh Makars’ production of The Game’s Afoot or Holmes For The Holidays. Genuine thrills and spills are in short supply, but great pains have been taken to make a rewarding whole.

August 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

✭✭✭✩✩ Relatively successful
Slick, humorous and effective, the Edinburgh Makars’ production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Relatively Speaking can be counted as a success even if it never quite manages to locate the darker streak that characterises his work.

August 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Come Blow Your Horn

Review – Come Blow Your Horn

The Edinburgh Makars provide a solid evening’s entertainment and some big laughs in their production of Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn at Murrayfield Parish Church Centre.

August 11, 2013 | By | Reply More