Kai Fischer

Gut

Gut

★★★☆☆   Gut-wrenching:

There are moments in Gut – presented by the Traverse in association with the National Theatre of Scotland – where it is difficult to breathe, such is the power of Frances Poet’s psychological thriller. However, there are also stretches which are far less compelling, or even entirely convincing.

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

December 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

★★☆☆☆  Disjointed:

Tabula Rasa at the Traverse is a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point that contains moments of heartfelt beauty but never coheres.

November 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Eve

Eve

★★★★☆ Warmly fierce:
There is a deep humanity to Eve, at the Traverse, that makes it both challenging and reassuring, giving it an ultimate message of hope.

August 6, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Charlie Sonata

Charlie Sonata

★★★☆☆ Emotionally messy:
Time, change, dependence and human frailty are explored with emotion in the world premiere of Charlie Sonata at the Lyceum.

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tracks of the Winter Bear

Tracks of the Winter Bear

★★★☆☆ Two winter’s tales:
Tracks of the Winter Bear, the Traverse’s pre-Christmas show which plays up until Christmas Eve, is an odd beast.

December 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
CATS Citations

CATS Citations

The winners and the critics’ citations in full:
The Royal Lyceum dominated the awards at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, held at the Glasgow Tron theatre on Sunday 14 June 2014.

June 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Edinburgh dominates CATS

Edinburgh dominates CATS

All but one Critics’ award for Edinburgh companies:
The Royal Lyceum has triumphed at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, with three productions winning a total of six gongs between them.

June 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More