National Theatre of Scotland

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
Gut

Gut

★★★☆☆   Gut-wrenching:

There are moments in Gut – presented by the Traverse in association with the National Theatre of Scotland – where it is difficult to breathe, such is the power of Frances Poet’s psychological thriller. However, there are also stretches which are far less compelling, or even entirely convincing.

April 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to Act

How to Act

★★★★☆ Multi-faceted:

How to Act, the National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production, is intriguingly named. There are shades of meaning behind that phrase, dealing with the expectations of society as well as the actor’s craft – coupled with a hint of know-it-all prescription.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
EIF Theatre Announced

EIF Theatre Announced

Seven plays for EIF 2018:

The Edinburgh International Festival has launched its 2018 programme with seven pieces of theatre, a musical theatre production of The Beggar’s Opera, two staged operas and four pieces of contemporary dance.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
NTS Rocket Machine

NTS Rocket Machine

NTS on Screen launched with Rocket Post
A new initiative, the National Theatre of Scotland on Screen, is to be launched with the filming of a cinema version of its new musical production Rocket Post.

September 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Oresteia: This Restless House

Oresteia: This Restless House

★★★★☆    Drips grandeur:
Huge and elemental forces drive This Restless House, the version of the Oresteia by Zinnie Harris originally produced by the Citizens’ Glasgow and the National Theatre of Scotland last year.

August 24, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
How To Act

How To Act

★★★★★    Manipulative:
Perfect pacing and authentic actors give Graham Eatough’s How To Act for the National Theatre of Scotland at Summerhall a unique shine.

August 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Last Queen of Scotland

The Last Queen of Scotland

★★★☆☆  Urgent:
There is undeniable promise in The Last Queen of Scotland. It is told in a voice largely absent from the stage, and presents a story which seems to have been largely forgotten, but remains desperately contemporary in so many ways.

August 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adam

Adam

★★★☆☆  Powerful:
There is no shortage of unfettered emotion in the National Theatre of Scotland’s Adam at the Traverse.

August 8, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Eve

Eve

★★★★☆ Warmly fierce:
There is a deep humanity to Eve, at the Traverse, that makes it both challenging and reassuring, giving it an ultimate message of hope.

August 6, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More