Theatre

The Night Watch

The Night Watch

★★★☆☆ Uneasy retelling:

The touring adaptation at the King’s of The Night Watch, the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters, has a great deal of emotional clarity, but little in the way of dramatic power.

October 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

★★★★☆    Worryingly compelling:

The revival of a much-garlanded take on J.B. Priestley’s An Inspector Calls at the King’s is wonderfully staged, relevant and more than a little troubling.

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A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

★★★☆☆  Curiosity value:

A Woman of No Importance, Classic Spring Company’s touring production at the King’s, is an accomplished piece of theatre whose stately nature contains little in the way of excitement.

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A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey

★★★☆☆ Sweet:

Some outstanding performances overcome a series of gimmicky directorial choices in the UK National Theatre’s touring production of A Taste of Honey at the King’s.

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Black Men Walking

Black Men Walking

★★★★☆     Poetic Journey:

There is a scope to Eclipse Theatre Company’s Black Men Walking that is truly impressive. And if its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp, it is none the worse for it.

September 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Number One Fan

Number One Fan

★★★☆☆      Deftly deceptive

With A Play, A Pie and a Pint rocking the Sunday evening schedules on BBC Scotland, Number One Fan, the lunchtime offering at the Traverse until Saturday, proves that there is even more fun to be had in witnessing theatre in real life.

September 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Solaris

Solaris

★★★★☆ Questioning intelligence:

Dealing with troubling questions about human interaction, the Lyceum’s adaptation of Solaris is – like all the best science fiction – not really about alien planets but about our own world.

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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

★★★★☆    Great comic timing
Young Critics Scheme review
Tartuffe at the Assembly Rooms is Liz Lochead’s new, shortened version of her adaptation of Moliere’s 17th century play into Scots.

August 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Daughterhood

Daughterhood

★★★★☆  Poignant
Young Critics Scheme review:
Daughterhood by Charley Miles for Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd, is a fast paced piece, full of bitterness, jealousy and love, performed in the immersive environment of the Roundabout at Summerhall.

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Don’t Frighten the Straights

Don’t Frighten the Straights

★★★☆☆      Homo-ironic storytelling:

Turan Ali is a great storyteller. Maybe too good – when he told his partner that he wanted to do a show about ʻwhat gay men really get up toʼ, the reply was, well, Don’t frighten the straights…

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