Simon Wilkinson

Our Fathers

Our Fathers

★★★☆☆ Charming:

Our Fathers at the Traverse has a great deal of talent behind it. The end result is amusing and entertaining but ultimately somewhat too frothy.

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Flight

Flight

★★★★★  Masterful
Vox Motus’ Flight is an emotional and powerful work of art – an experience like no other that stays with you long after leaving Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre.

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn

★★★★☆   Mythic emotion:
Meet Me At Dawn, a new play by Zinnie Harris presented by the EIF at the Traverse, is a sombre but beautifully open-hearted depiction of love, loss and regret.

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glory on Earth

Glory on Earth

★★★☆☆ Accomplished:
Extreme care has been lavished on the Lyceum’s Glory on Earth. It has a clarity to its storytelling and performances, backed up by some excellent staging, but never engages the heart or mind as fully as it promises.

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Beauty

Black Beauty

★★★★☆ Humorously inventive:
Black Beauty, the Traverse’s show for all ages this Christmas co-produced with Red Bridge, is a million miles from a straight adaptation of the children’s classic but provides more than enough fun for everyone.

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Grain In The Blood

Grain In The Blood

★★★☆☆ Well performed:
Strong performances and notably high production values distinguish Grain In The Blood at the Traverse, but an initially chilling ambience is not sustained.

November 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Iliad

The Iliad

★★★★☆ Compelling:
Epic in scope, huge in sweep and utterly human, The Iliad at the Lyceum is a powerful production.

April 24, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Moon shine down

Moon shine down

Jabuti tour bilingual Marie-Louise Gay adaptation:
Edinburgh-based children’s theatre company Jabuti Theatre has adapted the dreamlike children’s picture book Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear for bilingual Gaelic and English performances.

March 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★★☆ Quietly affecting:
Superbly judged performances and a clever, organic approach to staging make for an effectively spooky time in the Lyceum’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.

January 20, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Tracks of the Winter Bear

Tracks of the Winter Bear

★★★☆☆ Two winter’s tales:
Tracks of the Winter Bear, the Traverse’s pre-Christmas show which plays up until Christmas Eve, is an odd beast.

December 10, 2015 | By | Reply More