John Webster

The Duchess [of Malfi]

The Duchess [of Malfi]

★★★★☆  Necessarily nightmarish:

The blood-soaked events of The Duchess [of Malfi], a co-production between the Lyceum and the Citizens Theatre, are almost unwatchably intense at times. As a depiction of timeless and timely considerations, however, this production is hard to beat.

May 22, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Nightmare

Nightmare

★★★☆☆    Oddly enjoyable:

A frankly implausible plot, that breaks several of the cardinal rules of crime fiction, is largely overcome by the committed performances in Saughtonhall Drama Group’s Nightmare.

April 3, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Fistful of Mondays

A Fistful of Mondays

★★★★☆ Yee-ha!

Low-key but satisfying, Saughtonhall Drama Group’s A Fistful of Mondays which has a limited run to Saturday is attractively humorous.

August 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Ladies’ Day

Ladies’ Day

★★★★☆    Good each-way bet
Saughtonhall Drama Club’s Ladies’ Day has warm humour, the odd spiky line and a finely put together production.

August 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

★★★★☆ Huge laughs:
Great fun is to be had at Saughtonhall Drama Group’s Puss In Boots, which gets the pantomime season off to a riotous start.

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Me and My Girl

Me and My Girl

★★★★☆ Thoroughly tuneful:
Very fine performances and some chorus numbers of an exceptional standard mark out Me and My Girl, EDGAS’s latest foray into non-G&S material at the Church Hill, to Saturday.

October 27, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Ne’er the Twain

Ne’er the Twain

★★★★☆ Funny:
Bold, fast-paced and verging on the hysterical at times, Saughtonhall Drama Group’s Ne’er The Twain is a tremendously enjoyable production.

August 10, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
A Murder Is Announced

A Murder Is Announced

★★★☆☆ Pleasing:
Thoughtful and well staged, Saughtonhall Drama Group’s production of Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced is a solid evening’s entertainment.

April 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Geronimo

Geronimo

★★★★☆ Warmly funny:
There is a great deal of laughter in Saughtonhall Drama Group’s Geronimo. There is also a decidedly warm and comforting feeling to the whole show, despite a few odd moments.

November 28, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Cheshire Cats

Cheshire Cats

★★★★★ Great Big Grins:
Life-affirming and hugely funny, Cheshire Cats at Saughtonhall United Reformed Church is a rare treat indeed.

August 12, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More