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A Space To Bless

A Space To Bless

★★★★☆ Invaluable

A Space to Bless, a series of meditations from Queen Jesus Productions filmed in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, provides much-needed balm for the soul.

April 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Smile

Smile

★★★☆☆ Sympathetic

Smile, Dundee Rep’s football-themed online offering, transfers to the screen to provide a satisfactory record of 2020’s successful play about the legendary Jim McLean.

April 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Distance Remaining

Distance Remaining

★★★☆☆ Assured

There are some wonderful, and wonderfully human, performances in Distance Remaining. The three separate sections of the production ultimately fail to gel, but there is more than enough to sustain the interest.

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doppler: The Story So Far

Doppler: The Story So Far

★★★★☆ Illuminating:

Doppler: The Story So Far, a portrait of Grid Iron’s 2020 production of Doppler that never was, is an edifying, surprising and deeply human film.

April 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Angela

Angela

★★★★☆  Poignantly perceptive 

A touching and utterly personal piece of drama, Angela by Mark Ravenhill is a fitting first offering in the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage project in association with Naked Productions Ltd.

March 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
roulette

roulette

★★★☆☆ Frothy

roulette, Production Lines’ latest foray into online theatre, makes excellent use of technology. If it is unaware of exactly where it is heading, there is considerable enjoyment to be had along the way.

February 14, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

★★★☆☆Festive fun:

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Rapunzel is full of enjoyment and impressive performances. Although it never quite stakes its claim as a compelling work in its own right, there is plenty to satisfy those missing their annual helping of seasonal entertainment.

December 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

★★★★☆ Christmas treat

The Secret Theatre may not entirely make up for missing a Christmas trip to the ballet but succeeds impressively on its own terms.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

Lyceum Christmas Tales IX – XII live

★★★★☆ Creative Joy

The final four stories in the Lyceum Christmas Tales, presented live from the theatre, put the seal on what has been an enterprise suffused with goodwill, invention, care and Christmas cheer.

December 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Christmas Tales V – VIII

Lyceum Christmas Tales V – VIII

★★★★☆ Fresh

The last four of the pre-recorded Lyceum Christmas Tales provide another helping of laughter, reflection and hope.

December 17, 2020 | By | Reply More