James Ley

PPP: Sally

PPP: Sally

★★★★☆ Worryingly funny

The uneasy relationship between politics and theatre is laid comically bare in James Ley’s Sally, the first in the new run of A Play, A Pie & A Pint from Oran Mor at the Traverse.

September 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
Wilf

Wilf

★★★★☆ Rip-roaring

Eighties power ballads fill Traverse One for the return of James Ley’s Wilf, an energising and sparkling show which will have you snorting with laughter from the very start.

August 9, 2022 | By | Reply More
WILF

WILF

★★★☆☆ Encouragingly filthy

There is a pleasingly unruly feel to James Ley’s new play WILF, this year’s seasonably unseasonal offering from the Traverse. Full of heart, not to mention dialogue that would have given the Lord Chamberlain palpitations, it overcomes structural difficulties to produce a successful whole.

December 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Ley’s Wilf for Trav Xmas

Ley’s Wilf for Trav Xmas

New play by James Ley makes Traverse Xmas debut

Wilf, a new script from Edinburgh playwright James Ley will be the Christmas offering in Traverse One this year, running for 19 performances in December 2021.

November 4, 2021 | By | Reply More
In celebration of the Public House

In celebration of the Public House

★★★★☆    Virtually strong:

The Leith-based Village Pub Theatre made a welcome return on Friday evening by virtue of virtual meeting platform, Zoom, for a live performance of seven sparkling new plays, performed script-in-hand.

April 11, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Virtual Pub Theatre

Virtual Pub Theatre

Tae the Pub (in yer front room) with VPT!

If you are missing the pub, then Village Pub Theatre, the scrip-in-hand playwright-run theatre company, has the answer this Friday 10 April 2020, when it hosts a live, interactive Virtual Pub Theatre on Zoom.

April 8, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace

★★★★☆   Heart-warming and funny:

An important piece of LGBT history is explored in Eighties gay romantic comedy, Love Song to Lavender Menace, which returns to Edinburgh this Fringe.

August 5, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

Edinburgh’s Professional theatre companies on the Fringe:

There are more shows made by Edinburgh-based companies at this year’s fringe than all the shows at the 1972 Edinburgh fringe put together. Here’s a listing of the theatre shows put on by professional companies…

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
VPT goes full-length

VPT goes full-length

Village Pub Theatre to stage full-length immersive production:

Leith’s Village Pub Theatre, the playwright collective specialising in script-in-hand performances of new work, is to stage a full length production The Sunnyside Centre, at the Hibs Supporters Club.

November 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lyceum Season 2017-18

Lyceum Season 2017-18

Details of 17/18 season announced:
The Lyceum is to stage ten shows in its 2017-18 season, the second in David Greig’s tenure as artistic director and the final year in the current funding round.

April 27, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More