James Boal

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Santa… claws?

A splendid script and pitch perfect performances make a tale as old as time feel as fresh as a daisy at Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Shakespeares – Scenes From a Marriage

The Shakespeares – Scenes From a Marriage

★★★☆☆   Yesteryear once more:
Storyboard Theatre’s The Shakespeares – Scenes from a Marriage goes over the well-trodden ground of the private life of that writer from Stratford. Even if nothing new surfaces, there is enough interesting acting to hold the attention.

August 12, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
For the Love of Cousins

For the Love of Cousins

★★★☆☆ Fiesty:
Zipping along with a fiery energy and a nice turn in family backchat, For the Love of Cousins provides an entertaining hour in the immersive confines of the Wee Red Bar.

March 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
One, Two, Three, Yippee

One, Two, Three, Yippee

★★★☆☆ Brutal:
Brutal, witty and sharply observed, Jack Elliot’s new play about small town violence in Midlothian is bundled into the Wee Red Bar with no little elan by Blazing Hyena.

November 20, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Lieutenant of Inishmore

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

★★★☆☆ Pumping:
Gleefully raw and pumping gore, In Your Face Theatre’s immersive production of Martin McDonagh’s bloodbath-thriller, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, lives right up to the company’s name.

May 22, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More