Ryan Fletcher

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Cuttin’ A Rug

Cuttin’ A Rug

✭✭✭✭✩ Cuts like mustard:
Fizzing with energy and wisecracking brio, the Citizens Theatre’s production of John Byrne’s Cuttin’ A Rug – at the King’s till Saturday – also has a careful and deep humanity.

March 8, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Milk

Milk

★★☆☆☆ Disconnected:
The premiere of Ross Dunsmore’s Milk at the Traverse is well acted and carefully staged. However, it never overcomes an unsatisfactory construction.

August 15, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
PPP: Prom

PPP: Prom

★★★☆☆ Lively
Sparky energy and interesting observations abound in Oliver Emanuel’s Prom, the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint offering at the Traverse.

March 29, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Driver’s Seat

The Driver’s Seat

✭✭✭✩✩ Fury and fear:
The National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat has a righteous fury, combined with a drive born out of cleverly harnessed technology and a tight ensemble.

June 19, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dear Scotland – Review

Dear Scotland – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Portrait of a mindset

Dear Scotland, You are a country of many fine actors, both young and old, a country with many ideas that have to be said and with many people who have the wit to say them. Now the NTS has found a stage on which this to happen.

April 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
First Look: Dear Scotland

First Look: Dear Scotland

It is half time at the press performances of Dear Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland’s collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. While we wait for Tour B to start, here are some photos of the show taken by Peter Dibdin.

April 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Review – Confessions of a Justified Sinner

★★★★☆
SCOTLAND’S darkest history is dragged into the light of the Lyceum stage in this new adaptation of James Hogg’s bitter, twisted and murderous Confessions of a Justified Sinner.

October 18, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More