Review

The People Woke Up

The People Woke Up

Chilling verbatim theatre

The People Woke Up finds ice&fire theatre company using contemporary verbatim accounts to focus its long-running Actors for Human Rights project on the 2020 election crisis in Belarus and its fallout.

September 30, 2022 | By | Reply More
549 Scots of the Spanish Civil War

549 Scots of the Spanish Civil War

★★★★☆ Rousing

Wonder Fools theatre company return to its 2019 hit, 549 Scots of the Spanish Civil War, in a re-written, updated and expanded version which hits its mark with much greater accuracy.

September 29, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Break My Windows

PPP: Break My Windows

★★★☆☆ Vigorous

Having your heart in the right place does not always lead to compelling drama. The political messages in Break My Windows, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse, may be muddled, but there is a lively comic capability on display.

September 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
As If We Never Said Goodbye…

As If We Never Said Goodbye…

★★★★☆ Celebratory

Showcase, the annual portmanteau production of showtunes and classics in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, returns to the Church Hill Theatre in fine fettle after its enforced three year hiatus.

September 23, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

★★★★☆ I hear music

They were whipping out their Osmond fan club scarfs in the front row of the Festival Theatre on opening night of The Osmonds: A New Musical. It’s that sort of show.

September 21, 2022 | By | Reply More
PPP: Sally

PPP: Sally

★★★★☆ Worryingly funny

The uneasy relationship between politics and theatre is laid comically bare in James Ley’s Sally, the first in the new run of A Play, A Pie & A Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

September 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Herd

The Herd

★★★☆☆  Ruminating

There is plenty to chew over in Threepenny Theatricals studied production of The Herd, by Rory Kinnear, at the Church Hill Theatre until Saturday.

September 16, 2022 | By | Reply More
The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

★★★☆☆  Problematic

The juggernaut that is The Book of Mormon rolls into the Playhouse in all its filthy excess for an extended stay until Saturday 8 October, 2022.

September 15, 2022 | By | Reply More
School Days & Matilda Jr

School Days & Matilda Jr

School Days: ★★★★★     Outrageously good
Matilda Jr: ★★★☆☆      Rebellious

The LYAMC are back where they belong: on stage at the Church Hill Theatre in a double bill combining a portmanteau concert with the junior version of the musical of Roald Dhal’s Matilda.

September 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
(There Are) No Strangers Here

(There Are) No Strangers Here

★★★☆☆ Poetic

(There Are) No Strangers Here, a lively and pointed new piece from local community writing group, One Foot in the Future, is at the Netherbow theatre for three performances only.

September 10, 2022 | By | Reply More