Fred Meller

Gut

Gut

★★★☆☆   Gut-wrenching:

There are moments in Gut – presented by the Traverse in association with the National Theatre of Scotland – where it is difficult to breathe, such is the power of Frances Poet’s psychological thriller. However, there are also stretches which are far less compelling, or even entirely convincing.

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Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn

★★★★☆   Mythic emotion:
Meet Me At Dawn, a new play by Zinnie Harris presented by the EIF at the Traverse, is a sombre but beautifully open-hearted depiction of love, loss and regret.

August 8, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
A Number

A Number

★★★★☆ Human intelligence:
Philosophical questions that have puzzled us for centuries are given a contemporary yet timeless spin in A Number, presented by the Lyceum in partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Grain In The Blood

Grain In The Blood

★★★☆☆ Well performed:
Strong performances and notably high production values distinguish Grain In The Blood at the Traverse, but an initially chilling ambience is not sustained.

November 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Milk

Milk

★★☆☆☆ Disconnected:
The premiere of Ross Dunsmore’s Milk at the Traverse is well acted and carefully staged. However, it never overcomes an unsatisfactory construction.

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