Martin McCormick

South Bend

South Bend

★★★★☆ Comic Journey:

South Bend at Gilded Balloon at the Museum is a sharp, bittersweet comedy that is smart enough to know when to be clever and when to be stupid.

August 2, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths

★★★★☆ Strange energy:

Reality is stretched to great effect in Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths at the Traverse. The Tron Theatre Company’s production in association with the National Theatre of Scotland is bleakly comic and thoroughly unpredictable.

May 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
Some Other Stars

Some Other Stars

★★★☆☆ Twinkling:
Ghosting in under cover of darkness, Clare Duffy’s darkly questioning play into the nature of sentience opens the new season of lunchtime theatre at the Traverse by stealth.

March 16, 2016 | 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
Three Sisters

Three Sisters

✭✭✭✭✩ Emotional realism:
John Byrne’s adaptation of Three Sisters at the King’s is poignant, funny, tragic and hugely satisfying.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
A fistful of lunchtime theatre

A fistful of lunchtime theatre

Play Pie and a Pint back at Traverse:
Oran Mor’s popular A Play, A Pie and a Pint lunchtime theatre is back at the Traverse on Tuesday for a five week season opening with Lesley Hart’s Flame Proof.

October 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Line-up for Words, Words, Words announced

Line-up for Words, Words, Words announced

The Traverse has announced details of its latest Words, Words, Words, night of work-in-progress scratch theatre, with eight writers each teamed up with one of the theatre’s emerging directors.

May 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Cinderella

Review – Cinderella

Darkly comic, Johnny McKnight’s new musical version of Cinderella for the Royal Lyceum which updates the tale to contemporary Paris, is “slick and funny” according to Æ guest reviewer Irene Brown.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Review – Pass the Spoon

Review – Pass the Spoon

★★★★★ Dancin’:

Magnetic North and the Red Note Ensemble’s collaboration in David Shrigley’s “sort of opera” is a feast of fun with moments of utter genius. If you love the absurd or bizarre then see it!

April 26, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More