Maureen Beattie

A Spark of Philosophy

A Spark of Philosophy

Muriel Spark at the Book Festival:

This year’s Book Festival has featured several events designed to appeal to the theatre-goer which cross over with the strand celebrating the centenary of the birth of Edinburgh’s own Muriel Spark.

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale

★★★☆☆ Layered:
Lucid and engaging, the Lyceum’s Scottish-set production of The Winter’s Tale has much to recommend it, even if it does not quite convince.

February 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Artists plea at CATS

Artists plea at CATS

Romanes warns of “sector of administrators”:
Muriel Romanes has used her award of a CATS Whiskers at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland to call for the artist to be put at the heart of theatre.

June 13, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Edinburgh CATS

Edinburgh CATS

Strong showing in noms for annual theatre awards:
Edinburgh companies and festivals make a strong showing in the shortlist for the 2016 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, announced today, Monday 16 May.

May 16, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Right Now

Right Now

★★★★★ Discombobulating:
Taut, hilarious and shocking, Right Now – at the Traverse to May 7 – plays with farce and comedy before finding a dark corner of the psyche in which to settle.

April 29, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Trilogy’s trio of Fringe Firsts

Trilogy’s trio of Fringe Firsts

Quines get third Fringe First & Trav gets three:
Stellar Quines has won its third Fringe First for the Jennifer Tremblay trilogy of plays, with one going to The Deliverance.

August 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Deliverance

The Deliverance

✭✭✭✭✩ Fertile soil:
Involving, dark, human poetry is in great supply in The Deliverance at Assembly Roxy. Stellar Quines’ presentation of the third part of the story that began with The List is a success in its own right, as well as a worthy successor to what has gone before.

August 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Yer Granny

Yer Granny

✭✭✭✩✩ Saucy:
Hugely – if inconsistently – funny, but lacking real dramatic impact, Yer Granny at the King’s is certainly crowd-pleasing but does not seem destined to linger long in the memory.

June 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Carousel

The Carousel

✭✭✭✭✩ Stunningly performed
Impressive production values and impeccable acting are on display in The Carousel. Stellar Quines’ production at Traverse 2 of the second part of Jennifer Tremblay’s trilogy succeeds on its own terms but does not entirely fulfil the huge burden of expectations placed upon it.

August 7, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More