Elspeth Turner

A War of Two Halves

A War of Two Halves

★★★★★     Devastating emotion:

The sincerity, emotional directness and beautiful staging of A War of Two Halves deserves to transcend sporting allegiances. This Is My Story and Nonsense Room’s site-specific performance does what great theatre should, making a specific time and place seem immediate and accessible.

August 6, 2018 | By | 11 Replies More
PPP: Mischief

PPP: Mischief

★★★★☆ Substantial:
There is a real emotional heft to Mischief, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint production at the Traverse, aided by impressive performances and noteworthy direction.

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
SpectreTown

SpectreTown

✭✭✭✭✩ Diffuse and troubling:
SpectreTown, Stoirm Òg’s co-production with Cumbernauld Theatre, lacks focus and seems to be flying off in different directions at the same time. This leads to a production that is almost wilfully confusing, but has an undeniable power.

August 15, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
VPT’s Big Thaw

VPT’s Big Thaw

Pub Theatre launchs Spring Season:
The Village Pub Theatre is launching its Spring season of script-in-hand performances of new theatre, tonight, with The Big Thaw.

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Groundhog Day for VPT

Groundhog Day for VPT

Village Pub Theatre celebrates Bill Murray:
Ever one for the innovative approach, Edinburgh’s Village Pub Theatre is performing a Bill Murray Pub Quiz as part of its next event, this Monday at the Village Pub.

February 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nurturing talent

Nurturing talent

Traverse Hothouse response to explosion of local productions:
This August, almost 90 Edinburgh-based productions appeared at the fringe – more than ever before. While the amateur, professional and youth companies were present as usual, it was in Edinburgh’s unfunded, shoestring companies that the real growth was obvious.

October 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The day after…

The day after…

Post-referendum theatre from VPT:
Edinburgh’s Village Pub Theatre is staging an evening of new scratch theatre on Friday 19 September, under the banner of Independence Day? when it will also revive its famous Twitter plays.

September 12, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – The Idiot at the Wall

Review – The Idiot at the Wall

Sibling rivalry leads to a disastrous turn of events in Elspeth Turner’s extremely promising debut 2012 play, revived for a Scottish tour by Edinburgh company Stoirm Og and seen at the Traverse.

October 6, 2013 | By | Reply More