National Theatre of Scotland

Scenes for Survival

Scenes for Survival

NTS creates online theatre project, supports artists:

The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) is to deliver a digital season of new theatre, fulfilling its “without walls” remit and providing support to theatre practitioners.

March 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anger at government “advice”

Anger at government “advice”

Government’s refusal to ban social gatherings slammed, but theatres aren’t giving up the day job just yet.

The Government has been attacked for insisting on providing “advice” to the public on social distancing and to organisers in pulling public events, rather than providing clear instructions to do so.

March 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
EIF Postpones Launch

EIF Postpones Launch

Changed date now cancelled, due to Covid-19

The Edinburgh International Festival has postponed the launch of the 2020 Festival, which had already been changed to an online only event on Wednesday 18 March.

March 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

★★★★★ Irresistible:

Visually and verbally intoxicating, Cyrano de Bergerac at the Lyceum is a riotous, joyous expression of the human spirit.

October 14, 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
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.

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