Gabriel Quigley

Tartuffe

Tartuffe

★★★★☆    Great comic timing
Young Critics Scheme review
Tartuffe at the Assembly Rooms is Liz Lochead’s new, shortened version of her adaptation of Moliere’s 17th century play into Scots.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
BookFest – The Final Whistle

BookFest – The Final Whistle

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019  Final Round-up:

The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019 closed with its customary eclectic selection of events a remarkably prescient glitch and a Playing with Books presentation that showed exactly what such an adaptation can do.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Locker Room Talk

Locker Room Talk

★★★★☆ Troubling:

Deeply worrying and fascinatingly constructed, Locker Room Talk’s return to the Traverse is intriguing in theatrical terms and thoroughly unwelcome in what it reminds us about the world we inhabit.

April 24, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

★★★★★ Irresistible:

Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.

October 14, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

★★★★☆ Wonderful:
While not specifically Christmassy, Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland at the Lyceum proves an ideal fit for the festive season. Hugely colourful, funny, and fascinating, it is thoroughly involving and a little disorienting.

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Canned Laughter

Canned Laughter

★★★★☆ Canny:
Pathos and superbly performed comedy combine in Canned Laughter at the King’s all week until Saturday.

March 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Driver’s Seat

The Driver’s Seat

✭✭✭✩✩ Fury and fear:
The National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat has a righteous fury, combined with a drive born out of cleverly harnessed technology and a tight ensemble.

June 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Referendum week theatre

Referendum week theatre

Drama on stage as Scotland decides
The Traverse leads the way with referendum-orientated theatre in the final week before polling on Thursday, although there is a celebration of the Scottish written word from the NTS and a spot of post-referendum experimentation down at the Village Pub on Friday.

September 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Spoiling

Spoiling

✭✭✭✭✩ Successful and timely
Punchy, poetic and utterly contemporary, the world premiere of John McCann’s Spoiling in Traverse 2 is much more rewarding than its short duration may suggest.

August 7, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More