Rona Munro

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

★★★★☆ Magical:

Ghost Light provides a poignant reminder of what we are all missing in this fallow year of live performance in Edinburgh during August.

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Five from Inside

Five from Inside

★★★☆☆   Zippy:

A series of enigmatic, eclectic discoveries, Five From Inside’s guerrilla-portraits of isolation expose some of the tensions facing theatre-makers staring down a digital ‘new normal.’

April 27, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Five from Inside

Five from Inside

Traverse responds to Donny’s Brain cancellation

Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre is releasing a quintet of video monologues to coincide with what would have been the world premiere run of Rona Munro’s Donny’s Brain.

April 15, 2020 | By | 2 Replies More
Frankenstein

Frankenstein

★★☆☆☆    Not chilling:

Confused in its execution, Selladoor’s touring version of Frankenstein has high production values but offers little in the way of pre-Hallowe’en excitement.

October 22, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

★★★★☆ Intense:

The heart and soul of Louis de Bernières’ 1994 novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is caught with sometimes burning intensity in this stage version, at the Edinburgh King’s until Saturday.

June 19, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
New Traverse Shows

New Traverse Shows

Shows announced for May and June:

Work from Rona Munro, Strange Town, Annie George and Harry Josephine Giles will feature in productions in the Traverse’s May-June 2019 programme.

February 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Last Witch

The Last Witch

★★★★☆ Hard as rock:

There is a visceral compulsion to Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Firebrand’s The Last Witch at the Traverse. While apparently telling of a disappeared world, its evocations of fears, suspicions and power imbalances are worryingly contemporary.

November 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

October 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

October 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
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.

October 9, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More