Hugh Simpson

Doppler: The Story So Far

Doppler: The Story So Far

★★★★☆ Illuminating:

Doppler: The Story So Far, a portrait of Grid Iron’s 2020 production of Doppler that never was, is an edifying, surprising and deeply human film.

April 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Angela

Angela

★★★★☆  Poignantly perceptive 

A touching and utterly personal piece of drama, Angela by Mark Ravenhill is a fitting first offering in the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage project in association with Naked Productions Ltd.

March 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
roulette

roulette

★★★☆☆ Frothy

roulette, Production Lines’ latest foray into online theatre, makes excellent use of technology. If it is unaware of exactly where it is heading, there is considerable enjoyment to be had along the way.

February 14, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

★★★☆☆Festive fun:

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Rapunzel is full of enjoyment and impressive performances. Although it never quite stakes its claim as a compelling work in its own right, there is plenty to satisfy those missing their annual helping of seasonal entertainment.

December 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

★★★★☆ Christmas treat

The Secret Theatre may not entirely make up for missing a Christmas trip to the ballet but succeeds impressively on its own terms.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

★★★★☆ Creative Joy

The final four stories in the Lyceum Christmas Tales, presented live from the theatre, put the seal on what has been an enterprise suffused with goodwill, invention, care and Christmas cheer.

December 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales V – VIII

Lyceum Christmas Tales V – VIII

★★★★☆ Fresh

The last four of the pre-recorded Lyceum Christmas Tales provide another helping of laughter, reflection and hope.

December 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales I-IV

Lyceum Christmas Tales I-IV

★★★★☆ Tasty selection

With festive theatre lacking like so much in 2020, the Lyceum’s online Christmas Tales go along way towards compensating.

December 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fibres

Fibres

★★★★☆ Emotive

Fibres, the online filmed version of the 2019 Citizens and Stellar Quines co-production, offers humour, emotion and political impact.

November 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lament for Sheku Bayoh

Lament for Sheku Bayoh

★★★★★  Essential

Lament for Sheku Bayoh, the Lyceum’s online co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival, is a work of huge impact on many levels.

November 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More