Owen Whitelaw

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Hugh’s final BookFest Round-up for 2018

Autumn always seems to time its arrival to coincide with that of the Book Festival, with the rain limiting opportunities for the simple pleasures of sitting in Charlotte Square Gardens with a book and some refreshment. However, there were plenty of opportunities for those interested in theatre to sit inside instead.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to Disappear

How to Disappear

★★★☆☆ Troubling comedy:

Morna Pearson’s new play How to Disappear, which is this year’s ‘alternative’ Traverse Christmas entertainment, definitely has its heart in the right place.

December 9, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Paul Bright’s Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

Paul Bright’s Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

✭✭✭✭✩ Justified and modern:
The International Festival’s production of Paul Bright’s Confessions Of A Justified Sinner is a hugely enjoyable meditation on truth, reality, literature, loss and the transitory yet enduring nature of artistic creation.

August 21, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
In Time o’ Strife

In Time o’ Strife

✭✭✭✭✩ Raw power
Visceral and uncomfortable truths are laid bare in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of In Time O’ Strife. Despite the odd false step in the staging, this is an emotionally charged and thoroughly involving production.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Unfaithful

Unfaithful

✭✭✭✭✩ Astute and funny
Can relationships survive infidelity? Owen McCafferty’s play, Unfaithful, at the Traverse is both astute and funny in tackling this thorny subject.

August 13, 2014 | By | Reply More