Author: Suzanne O'Brien

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Hamlet with Ian McKellen

Hamlet with Ian McKellen

★★★☆☆ Slightly underwhelming

With a performance concept by Peter Schaufuss and Ian McKellen there was a high level of expectation surrounding this world premiere of a new version of Hamlet.

Aug 7 2022 | By | Reply More
This is Paradise

This is Paradise

★★★★☆ Heartbreakingly honest

Amy Molloy gives a raw and unapologetically honest performance as Kate in This is Paradise, a captivating solo show returning to the Traverse Theatre for the full Fringe.

Aug 7 2022 | By | Reply More
The Lion King

The Lion King

★★★★☆ A roaring success

Disney’s The Lion King, at the Edinburgh Playhouse until July 2, is a sensory feast of colour, music and puppetry. Whether you have seen the classic Disney movie numerous times or never before, it is a spectacular musical that does not disappoint.

Jun 13 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
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.

Aug 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.

Aug 28 2019 | By | Reply More
Black is the Color of My Voice

Black is the Color of My Voice

★★★★☆    Spellbinding:

Apphia Campbell triumphs in Black is the Color of My Voice at Gilded Balloon Teviot. A riveting show inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone and featuring songs such as I Put a Spell On You and Feeling Good.

Aug 25 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Madame George

Madame George

★★★☆☆  Great chemistry:

Madame George, by award winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street, is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.

Aug 25 2019 | By | Reply More
Woke

Woke

★★★★☆    Mesmerising:

Returning to the fringe for just six performances at the Gilded Balloon Teviot, Apphia Campbell’s Woke is a powerful one woman show that tells the story of two women 42 years apart.

Aug 24 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Ivory Wings

Ivory Wings

★★★★☆    A soaring success:

Ivory wings at the Assembly Rooms is a beautifully written and performed new one woman show by Susie Coreth, which explores Alzheimer’s and the effect music can have on memory.

Aug 23 2019 | By | Reply More
Pink House

Pink House

★★★☆☆  Beautifully honest:

Exploring grief and the impact of trauma on memory and family relationships Paradigm Lab’s Pink House by Madison Pollack at PQA Venues is somewhat heartbreaking and completely honest.

Aug 17 2019 | By | Reply More