Reviews

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
Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 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
Lyceum Christmas Tales I-IV

Lyceum Christmas Tales I-IV

★★★★☆ Tasty selection

With festive theatre lacking like so much in 2020, the Lyceum’s online Christmas Tales go along way towards compensating.

December 12, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fibres

Fibres

★★★★☆ Emotive

Fibres, the online filmed version of the 2019 Citizens and Stellar Quines co-production, offers humour, emotion and political impact.

November 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lament for Sheku Bayoh

Lament for Sheku Bayoh

★★★★★  Essential

Lament for Sheku Bayoh, the Lyceum’s online co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival, is a work of huge impact on many levels.

November 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
shrapnel

shrapnel

★★★☆☆   Timely

There is a timeliness and emotional truth to Shrapnel, Production Lines’s online play by CMFWood, that is enhanced by being presented live.

November 20, 2020 | By | Reply More