Linda McLean

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Hugh’s final BookFest Round-up for 2018

Autumn always seems to time its arrival to coincide with that of the Book Festival, with the rain limiting opportunities for the simple pleasures of sitting in Charlotte Square Gardens with a book and some refreshment. However, there were plenty of opportunities for those interested in theatre to sit inside instead.

August 28, 2018 | 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
The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro

✭✭✭✭✩ Stately:
There is a classy and accomplished feel to The View from Castle Rock, the Book Festival’s collaboration with Stellar Quines.

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
The day after…

The day after…

Post-referendum theatre from VPT:
Edinburgh’s Village Pub Theatre is staging an evening of new scratch theatre on Friday 19 September, under the banner of Independence Day? when it will also revive its famous Twitter plays.

September 12, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Dear Scotland – Review

Dear Scotland – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Portrait of a mindset

Dear Scotland, You are a country of many fine actors, both young and old, a country with many ideas that have to be said and with many people who have the wit to say them. Now the NTS has found a stage on which this to happen.

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Sex and God

Review – Sex and God

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Complex and enthralling, Linda McLean’s new play for Magnetic North reveals the lives of four 20th century women as interweaving – yet never quite interlocking – narratives.

October 16, 2012 | By | Reply More
Theatre Review – Any Given Day

Theatre Review – Any Given Day

* * * * Traverse Theatre Review by Thom Dibdin Thunderous in its dark, brooding intensity and emotionally sapping outcome, Linda McLean’s pair of conjoined plays for the Traverse is a twisted night of theatre which explores our fear of the unknown with a chilling eye for detail. This is not fun-show, good-times entertainment. Indeed, […]

June 3, 2010 | By | Reply More