Jen McGregor

The Masks of Oscar Wilde

The Masks of Oscar Wilde

★★★★☆ Accomplished

The Masks of Oscar Wilde, from Matchmaker Productions at Greenside @ Riddles Court, is an informative account of Wilde’s life. The play may not be the best structured work imaginable, but this production makes the most of it under difficult circumstances.

August 19, 2022 | By | Reply More
Green Knight

Green Knight

★★★★☆ Sensual

Debbie Cannon gives an intimate and transgressive telling of the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the upper rooms of the Scottish Storytelling Centre until Sunday 14 August.

August 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Outside, Damned Spot

Outside, Damned Spot

E.A.S. plans al fresco Macbeth at Marchmont St Giles:

Edinburgh Acting School is planning to stage an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at St Giles Churchyard, Marchmont, on Halloween weekend.

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
A £97m opportunity

A £97m opportunity

Measured support for £1.57 billion for arts:

The announcement of a £1.57 billion package of support for the art across the UK has been met with near universal acclaim. But is it a lifeline or an opportunity?

July 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cavalleria Rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana

★★★★☆  effective:

Edinburgh Studio Opera has followed a path of noire inevitability into the dark heart of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, the tale of a returning soldier, a spurned lover and a vengeful secret told.

March 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Madame George

Madame George

★★★☆☆  Great chemistry:

Madame George, by award winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street, is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.

August 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
This Script

This Script

★★★★☆   Very clever:

Written and performed by Jenny Lindsay and directed by Jen McGregor, This Script at the Scottish Storytelling Centre is utterly engaging and thought provoking.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
EdFringe Dance, Cabaret & Spoken Word

EdFringe Dance, Cabaret & Spoken Word

Edinburgh’s other companies on the Fringe

With over 140 different productions made in Edinburgh at this year’s Fringe, some companies are choosing to diversify where they place their listings in the Fringe brochure.

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Heaven Burns

Heaven Burns

★★★☆☆  Fiery history:

Heaven Burns, Jen McGregor’s exploration of some of the murkier corners of Scottish history at the Assembly Roxy, has a dark and spooky feel. Its power is not always sustained, but it nevertheless has considerable impact.

August 21, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The WWI Wardrobe Project

The WWI Wardrobe Project

★★★☆☆  Historical accuracy:

The WWI Wardrobe Project has emotional force as well as a certain charm as Immersive Response’s production seeks to make 1917 more immediate.

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