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Keli – an audio drama

Keli – an audio drama

★★★★☆ Intense

Martin Green’s audio drama Keli, previewed earlier this month at the Lyceum, has arrived on the theatre’s Soundstage audio platform. While there is much that is odd about its presentation, it is an absolutely engrossing piece.

April 27, 2022 | By | Reply More
A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego

★★★☆☆ History reduced

Multi award-winning feminist theatre company Jordan & Skinner has reimagined its 2019 Edinburgh Fringe hit, A Brief History of the Fragile Male Ego, turning it into a zoom style lecture that is available for home streaming through various platforms throughout February.

February 3, 2022 | By | Reply More
prism

prism

★★★☆☆ Intriguing

prism, Production Lines’ latest venture into live, interactive online theatre, is very much a curate’s egg. Much of it is interesting and well played, but other parts are less well realised.

February 3, 2022 | By | Reply More
Jamie and the Unicorn online

Jamie and the Unicorn online

★★★★☆ Streaming good fun

The brand new pantomime Jamie and the Unicorn at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, hits all the big pantomime tropes – and hits them bang on – with a live performance that makes a smooth transfer to online viewing.

December 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
History

History

★★★★★  Outstanding

History by Roy Williams is not only the best so far of the offerings on the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage audio platform, it must also have a claim to be the most essential of all the audio dramas provided by theatres in the last 18 months.

September 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sophia

Sophia

★★★☆☆ Revealing reminder

The conflicting demands of professional ambition and personal happiness are brought into stark focus in Sophia by Frances Poet.

August 25, 2021 | By | Reply More
Bytesize Theatre

Bytesize Theatre

★★★☆☆ Welcome

The lack of time to plan for live theatre at this year’s Fringe has not deterred the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group. Bytesize Theatre is a collection of three new plays presented on the online Fringe Player. The three pieces are not all equally impressive, but each has intriguing elements.

August 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
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