Kirsty Findlay

Playing With Books – the Yellow Door

Playing With Books – the Yellow Door

…and other final Book Festival events by Hugh Simpson The last of this year’s Playing With Books events at the Book Festival was a singular piece. The Yellow Door was even more of a ‘work in progress’ than is usual for the strand as it is not yet even a book. Instead this was an […]

August 31, 2021 | By | Reply More
Islander on Radio 4

Islander on Radio 4

Award-winning musical hits the airwaves

Amy Draper’s two-hander musical Islander, a sell-out hit at the Fringe of 2019, has had a new interpretation for radio and is available on BBC Sounds.

January 27, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

★★★★☆ Creative Joy

The final four stories in the Lyceum Christmas Tales, presented live from the theatre, put the seal on what has been an enterprise suffused with goodwill, invention, care and Christmas cheer.

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Islander

Islander

★★★★☆  Etherial:

Mystical in content and audacious in its presentation, Islander is a musical for just two performers which is thought-provoking and intriguing in equal measure.

September 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Our Ladies Olivier Noms

Our Ladies Olivier Noms

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour cast nominated for Olivier:

The entire cast of the NTS co-production with Live Theatre, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, has been nominated for the “Best Supporting Actress” award in this year’s Oliviers.

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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
Dead Letter Office

Dead Letter Office

✭✭✭✩✩ Philosophical potential:
Some Company Productions deliver a thoughtful performance with a lot of potential, but struggle to reconcile the show with its philosophical depth.

August 8, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

✭✭✭✩✩ Ambitiously intelligent:
Aiming high, Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company’s production of The Merchant of Venice is accomplished and intelligent. If it does not always live up to its potential, it is not for want of trying.

March 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
In The Heights

In The Heights

✭✭✭✭✩ Dynamic musical premiere:
Energetic, high-tempo and thrilling, the Edinburgh University Footlights’ Scottish premiere of In The Heights is a real treat.

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