James Beagon

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

★★★☆☆ Reflective:
There is a kernel of emotional and poetic truth to Lest We Forget, the latest offering from writer-director James Beagon and Aulos Productions in the Studio at St Augustines. However, its effect is dissipated in a reworking of familiar themes and a setting that fails to do justice to its ambition.

August 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

★★☆☆☆ Mid-table:
A football-themed Julius Caesar at Augustine United Church pitches Shakespeare against the world of agents, bungs and FIFA, but neither can be said to come out the winner.

March 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Creative Salon

Creative Salon

Open event for performing arts at Traverse:
The second Creative Salon event for Edinburgh’s performing arts community is to take place at the Traverse tonight, Tuesday 16 Feb 2016.

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Julius a go go

Julius a go go

Aulos Productions crowdfund football Caesar:
The cut-throat world of football politics forms the background of Aulos Productions’ planned production of Julius Caesar, to be staged in March 2016.

December 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Women of the Mourning Fields

Women of the Mourning Fields

★★★★☆ Ambitious history:
History is told by the writers, not the participants. That’s the message at the heart of this fascinating piece from Aulos Productions in which the forgotten women of Rome finally have their say.

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A Winter’s Oresteia

A Winter’s Oresteia

★★★☆☆ Bloody tragic:
There’s more bloodletting and familial back stabbing than a whole decade of Eastenders in James Beagon’s crafty updating of the tale of the end of the Trojan wars for Aulos Productions.

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
First Class

First Class

★★★☆☆    Train of thought:
Cleverly crafted and emotionally realistic, writer and director James Beagon’s show is always interesting even if it ultimately falls short in some areas.

August 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Goblin’s Story

Review – Goblin’s Story

★★★☆☆ Winsome and frabjous:

Clever and articulate, Laura Witz’s creation of a back-story for Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market makes for a quirky and satisfying hour of theatre.

November 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Review – Four Walls

Review – Four Walls

Edinburgh University Theatre Company’s Four Walls at the Bedlam Theatre seems to be a playful piece, somewhat reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, but with hints of something dark beneath the surface.

August 22, 2013 | By | Reply More