Gerry Kielty

The Grandmothers Grimm

The Grandmothers Grimm

★★★★☆ Enjoyably illuminating:

Literate and relevant, playful and serious, The Grandmothers Grimm at Paradise in The Vault is an involving, thought-provoking and extremely enjoyable hour.

August 9, 2019 | By | Reply More
Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

★★★☆☆  Rumbustious jollity:

Charging at Shakespeare at full speed and with all comic guns blazing, Some Kind of Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night at Paradise in the Vault will win no prizes for subtlety but should please a wide audience.

August 24, 2018 | By | Reply More
Orlando

Orlando

★★★☆☆ Literary:
Some Kind of Theatre’s quirky and comprehensive take on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando – at the Banana Barrel theatre to Saturday – plays directly with its literary antecedents

April 22, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

★★☆☆☆ Messy:
Well acted but confusingly adapted, Frankenstein: In Darkness We Rise at the Gilded Ballon Wine Bar is an unsatisfying hour of theatre.

August 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

★★★☆☆ Effective:
There is a straightforward effectiveness to Fringe Management and Canny Creatures’ version of The Elephant Man at the Gilded Balloon that helps it overcome its comparative lack of inspiration.

August 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Bruce In Ireland

The Bruce In Ireland

★★★☆☆ Brutal:
Bleak beyond remorse, Ben Blow’s new play about Edward Bruce’s bloody foray into Ireland, playing at the Assembly Roxy until Thursday, makes for cynical viewing.

November 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
After Bannockburn

After Bannockburn

New play follows the Bruces to Ireland:
Thanks to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, the world knows of Robert the Bruce’s triumph at Bannockburn – which earned Scotland her freedom. At least according to his film.

November 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Onion of Bigotry – A History of Hatred

The Onion of Bigotry – A History of Hatred

✭✭✩✩✩ Not many layers
Too keen to avoid offence, Black Dingo Productions’ The Onion of Bigotry ends up having little impact.

August 9, 2014 | 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