Reviews

Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil

Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil

★★★☆☆ Human

The latest Sound Stage production from the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil, is a funny and affecting tale of love and obsession set in the decaying heartlands of Scottish industry and football.

July 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Macbeths

The Macbeths

★★★★☆  Bloody good

The Macbeths, the Citizens’ concentrated revision of Macbeth, supplies a charge that is so often missing in versions of the play.

June 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Mother Load

The Mother Load

★★★★☆ Nuanced

The Mother Load by Lynda Radley, the latest in the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage series of audio presentations, is a warmly human and cleverly constructed piece.

June 23, 2021 | By | Reply More
Generation Z: The Future is Unwritten

Generation Z: The Future is Unwritten

★★★☆☆   Hybrid drive

Life changes – and the more it changes the more it stays the same. This conundrum – truism – lies at the heart of Generation Z: The Future is Unwritten the Strange Town youth theatres’ imaginative and compelling lockdown project which has a hybrid live performance at Out Of The Blue this weekend.

June 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Adventures with the Painted People

Adventures with the Painted People

★★★★★    Perfect timing and setting

David Greig’s Adventures with the Painted People is a clever and evocative piece of theatre which is only enhanced both by being the first full theatre production in Scotland since lockdown and by its performance in Pitlochry’s new Covid-secure amphitheatre.

June 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Hindu Times

Hindu Times

★★★☆☆ Fierce Originality:

Hindu Times – the latest audio offering from the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage – is a wildly original piece. Although cumbersome at times, it has a raucous energy that is frequently arresting.

May 27, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

★★★★☆ Linguistic luxury

Thoroughly enjoyable on its own terms, Tennis Elbow – the latest offering from Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Lyceum’s Soundstage – is a flawed but very funny piece.

May 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
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