Neil McKinven

The Enemy

The Enemy

★★★☆☆ Fussy

The Enemy, Kieran Hurley’s updating of Ibsen for The National Theatre of Scotland at the King’s this week, is an uneven proposition. Much of the production is timely and compelling, and the acting is excellent, but other elements cohere less convincingly.

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NTS takes on Orphans

NTS takes on Orphans

Peter Mullan musical adaptation heads NTS’s live return

The National Theatre of Scotland is to stage a new musical adaptation of Peter Mullan’s 1997 movie Orphans as part of its return to live performance.

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Lawson Back on Beat

Lawson Back on Beat

Rebus actor returns after stage fright:

Charles Lawson is this evening, Thursday 11 October 2018, returning to the role of John Rebus in Rebus: Long Shadows at the Edinburgh King’s Theatre.

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Lawson remains off-beat

Lawson remains off-beat

Rebus continues with McKinven as in title role
A spokesperson for Rebus: Long Shadows, has confirmed that Charles Lawson will not be returning to the role of John Rebus for either of the performances today, Wednesday 10 October 2018.

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Rebus: Long Shadows

Rebus: Long Shadows

★★★☆☆     Overshadowed:

Despite boasting the talents of two of Scotland’s greatest writers and a more than adequate cast, Rebus: Long Shadows, at the King’s until Saturday, is nowhere near as compelling as the stage debut of Edinburgh’s most celebrated fictional policeman should be.

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Lawson misses Rebus performance

Lawson misses Rebus performance

Charles Lawson to miss Tuesday performance:

Doctors have advised Charles Lawson that he should not take to the Edinburgh King’s stage tonight, Tuesday 9 October 2018, in the role of John Rebus.

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Lawson illness halts Rebus

Lawson illness halts Rebus

Charles Lawson falls ill during performance at King’s:

Charles Lawson, the Coronation Street star who is currently playing the title role in Rebus: Long Shadows, fell ill and was unable to continue during the opening night of the show at the Edinburgh King’s tonight, Monday 8 October 2018.

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Rebus full casting

Rebus full casting

Full cast announced for Long Shadows:

The full cast has been announced for Rebus: Long Shadows, which tours to the Edinburgh King’s in October after opening at Birmingham Rep, while Robin Lefevre will now direct.

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Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

★★★☆☆ Faithful:
Clearly told and doggedly true to its source, Of Mice and Men at the King’s is a solidly effective production that never quite sparks into life.

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