Simon Donaldson

What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

★★★★★ Joyous:

Bursting with emotion and tuneful energy, the return to the Traverse of What Girls Are Made Of is a thing of wonder.

April 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

★★☆☆☆   Sugary:

Margaret Saves Scotland, the latest offering in the Play, A Pie and A Pint season, marks the return of Val McDermid to the stage. Anyone expecting a taut and bloody crime thriller, however, should be warned that this is a low-key piece, wistful and almost wilfully slight.

April 17, 2018 | By | Reply More
The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro

The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro

✭✭✭✭✩ Stately:
There is a classy and accomplished feel to The View from Castle Rock, the Book Festival’s collaboration with Stellar Quines.

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Word with Dr Johnson

A Word with Dr Johnson

★★★☆☆ Articulate:
Words wrap around and claw away at the heart of this week’s excellent Play Pie and Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, the last in the current season.

October 30, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Ol’ Bignose is back:
Edwin Morgan’s celebrated Scottish translation of Cyrano de Bergerac was given a one-off revival at the Book Festival.

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More