Gail Watson

Remembering Andy Gray

Remembering Andy Gray

Memories of the comic genius who was Andy Gray

The news of Andy Gray’s death over the weekend has prompted an outpouring of sorrow, all the more heartfelt because the memories of those who knew him are so joyful.

January 18, 2021 | By | 4 Replies More
Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas… at Christmas

Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas… at Christmas

★★★★★ A Christmas cracker:

The Gilded Balloon Basement in the Rose Street Theatre hosts top-tier talent this Christmas as five fabulous female stars tell their stories… via three spookily talented backstage assistants.

November 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce)

PPP: Ding-Dong (A Bit of a Farce)

★★☆☆☆ Slight
The first offering in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at the Traverse, has its heart in the right place and provides some laughs, but ultimately fails to convince either as a farce or as a more conventional comedy.

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jumpy

Jumpy

★★★☆☆ Genuine:
There is a generosity and sincerity to Jumpy at the Lyceum, allied to some impressive acting, even if the end result is not as overwhelming as it might be.

October 30, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Lyceum Open Day

Lyceum Open Day

Theatre sets 2016-17 season off in style:
Doors Open Day comes early to the Lyceum this year, as the theatre opens its doors for a day of behind-the-scenes talks, visits and events on Saturday.

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Review – Quiz Show

Review – Quiz Show

★★★★★  Top-of-the-range:

A gaudy, glitzy, tinselled television studio set is the believable backdrop to Rob Drummond’s audacious participatory theatre – the first full production of the Traverse’s fiftieth anniversary season. Full of flashing lights, disco music and gizmos, this is the home of popular quiz show: False!.

April 4, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Review – Cinderella

Review – Cinderella

Darkly comic, Johnny McKnight’s new musical version of Cinderella for the Royal Lyceum which updates the tale to contemporary Paris, is “slick and funny” according to Æ guest reviewer Irene Brown.

December 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Æ Review – Spring Awakening

Æ Review – Spring Awakening

★★★★☆    Brutal:

Grid Iron Theatre Company have joined forces with the Traverse theatre to create a brief, brutal and quite devastating new working of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening.

November 3, 2010 | By | Reply More