Karen Tennent

Strange Tales

Strange Tales

★★★☆☆  Cultural collision:

There are certainly moments of magic in Strange Tales, the Christmas co-production between Grid Iron and the Traverse, but they are too few and far between.

December 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Game of Death and Chance

A Game of Death and Chance

★★★★☆  Eerily Interesting
Young critics scheme review
In A Game of Death and Chance, the National Trust for Scotland’s first ever Fringe show, four characters from the 17th century – and death himself – have occupied an old Edinburgh tenement to tell stories of Scotland’s past.

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lost At Sea

Lost At Sea

★★★★☆ Poignant:

Perth Theatre’s production of Lost At Sea, at the King’s until Wednesday, is emotional, humane and beautifully staged.

May 21, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Three Sisters

Three Sisters

★★★★☆  Direct:

Edinburgh’s Lung Ha theatre company has created a strong and emphatically direct production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, in a new version by Adrian Osmond at the Traverse and on short tour.

March 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth

★★★☆☆ Accomplished:
Extreme care has been lavished on the Lyceum’s Glory on Earth. It has a clarity to its storytelling and performances, backed up by some excellent staging, but never engages the heart or mind as fully as it promises.

May 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Expensive Shit

Expensive Shit

✭✭✭✭✩ Multi-layered:
Ambitious, lively and unsettling, Expensive Shit by Adura Onashile at the Traverse has important things to say.

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Iliad

The Iliad

★★★★☆ Compelling:
Epic in scope, huge in sweep and utterly human, The Iliad at the Lyceum is a powerful production.

April 24, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Extra Light Boxes Shows

Extra Light Boxes Shows

Matinees added to sell-out run:
As news broke of four extra weekend matinees being added to the sell-out run of Grid Iron’s show Light Boxes, we took the chance to speak to the show’s director, Finn den Hertog.

August 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Light Boxes

Light Boxes

✭✭✭✭✩ Love and regret:
Light Boxes is fascinating. Grid Iron Theatre Company has woven a complex web, leaving the audience struggling to interpret what they are seeing.

August 16, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More