Jo Freer

Bingo!

Bingo!

★★★☆☆    Energetic:

A musical about women at the bingo would seem a natural for a warm-hearted, reassuringly couthy comedy. Instead, Bingo! ends up as a much swearier, somewhat darker affair that provides entertainment but is let down by its structure.

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil

★★★★★ Serious fun:
Tuneful, hilarious and deeply moving, Dundee Rep’s revival of The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, on tour at the Lyceum, is a triumph.

September 15, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
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
Review – Cinderella

Review – Cinderella

Darkly comic, Johnny McKnight’s new musical version of Cinderella for the Royal Lyceum which updates the tale to contemporary Paris, is “slick and funny” according to Æ guest reviewer Irene Brown.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Pantomime Review – Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates

Pantomime Review – Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates

Feisty and energetic, Paul Elliott’s take on Crusoe sets out from Edinburgh in a well-conceived and delivered local plot. Grant Stott’s villainous Pirate Blackheart is a local radio DJ in mid-life crisis. Jo Freer’s goodie is a magical mermaid – and Blackheart’s estranged wife – with attitude and motor-mouth to match. If this tempers the […]

December 4, 2009 | By | Reply More