Review

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

★★★☆☆Festive fun:

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Rapunzel is full of enjoyment and impressive performances. Although it never quite stakes its claim as a compelling work in its own right, there is plenty to satisfy those missing their annual helping of seasonal entertainment.

December 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

★★★★☆ Creative Joy

The final four stories in the Lyceum Christmas Tales, presented live from the theatre, put the seal on what has been an enterprise suffused with goodwill, invention, care and Christmas cheer.

December 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales V – VIII

Lyceum Christmas Tales V – VIII

★★★★☆ Fresh

The last four of the pre-recorded Lyceum Christmas Tales provide another helping of laughter, reflection and hope.

December 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales I-IV

Lyceum Christmas Tales I-IV

★★★★☆ Tasty selection

With festive theatre lacking like so much in 2020, the Lyceum’s online Christmas Tales go along way towards compensating.

December 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fibres

Fibres

★★★★☆ Emotive

Fibres, the online filmed version of the 2019 Citizens and Stellar Quines co-production, offers humour, emotion and political impact.

November 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
shrapnel

shrapnel

★★★☆☆   Timely

There is a timeliness and emotional truth to Shrapnel, Production Lines’s online play by CMFWood, that is enhanced by being presented live.

November 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer

★★★★☆ Poignant:

In Someone Else’s Shoes, the Traverse’ immersive online presentation conceived and directed by Hannah Price, is a thought-provoking and wistful evocation of Edinburgh without its festivals.

October 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
#TakeASeat

#TakeASeat

★★★★★  Necessary mementos:

Theatre, as we knew it, might not have made a return to the Lyceum just yet, but there is enough drama in the #TakeASeat exhibition, viewable in the foyer until October 3, to engage as performance.

September 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Traverse Festival (2)

Traverse Festival (2)

Shielding , Doomsdays, Matterhorn & The Watercooler:

The Traverse’s online Festival continues with three more audio-only Breakfast Plays, as well as some treats that are more visual.

August 30, 2020 | By | Reply More