Graham McLaren

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The Cheviot The Stag…

The Cheviot The Stag…

★★★★★ Fabulous revival
Dundee Rep
Big, bold, brilliantly political and a cracking night out to boot, Dundee Rep’s revival of The Cheviot The Stag and the Black, Black Oil makes the theatre a must-visit venue this month.

September 12, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Abbey poaches NTS duo

Abbey poaches NTS duo

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren are to leave their key roles at the National Theatre of Scotland next year, to take over as joint directors of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Yer Granny

Yer Granny

✭✭✭✩✩ Saucy:
Hugely – if inconsistently – funny, but lacking real dramatic impact, Yer Granny at the King’s is certainly crowd-pleasing but does not seem destined to linger long in the memory.

June 3, 2015 | By | 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
In Time o’ Strife

In Time o’ Strife

✭✭✭✭✩ Raw power
Visceral and uncomfortable truths are laid bare in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of In Time O’ Strife. Despite the odd false step in the staging, this is an emotionally charged and thoroughly involving production.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lyceum adds Dolls House to season

Lyceum adds Dolls House to season

The Royal Lyceum has added the NTS’s new production of A Dolls House to its 2012/13 season, following the rescheduling of its planned production of new David Haig play, Pressure, to 2014.

December 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
What makes a play Scottish?

What makes a play Scottish?

Greig and Scott go head to head in Staging the Nation debate:
What is a Scottish play? Not The Scottish Play – everyone knows of thespians’ superstitious euphemism for Macbeth when under a proscenium arch – but how do you define a truly Scottish play? Indeed, can it even be done?

October 27, 2011 | By | Reply More