Lunchtime Theatre

PPP: The Mack

PPP: The Mack

★★★★☆ Quietly raging:

A dark undercurrent of fear runs through Rob Drummond’s fascinating account of the burning of The Mack, the affectionate nickname for architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art building.

April 23, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Lion Lion

PPP: Lion Lion

★★★☆☆  Troubled:

Joy Adamson and the lion Elsa, immortalised in the film Born Free, where the figureheads of African wildlife conservation in the 1960s, changing public opinion towards big cats as animals to be nurtured rather than shot.

April 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

PPP: Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window

★★★★☆ Fitting tribute:

As you might expect, there are plenty of laughs in Chic Murray: A Funny Place For A Window. What is less expected is a touching and beautifully acted love story.

April 9, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Eulogy

PPP: Eulogy

★★★☆☆    Surprising:

Rob Drummond surpasses even his own reputation for theatrical twisting and turning with the memorable Eulogy, an invitation to the lunchtime funeral service of the late Sandy Munro.

April 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

PPP: Margaret Saves Scotland

★★☆☆☆   Sugary:

Margaret Saves Scotland, the latest offering in the Play, A Pie and A Pint season, marks the return of Val McDermid to the stage. Anyone expecting a taut and bloody crime thriller, however, should be warned that this is a low-key piece, wistful and almost wilfully slight.

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PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

PPP: Rachel’s Cousins

★★★★☆    Clever comedy:

Upbeat and often very funny indeed, Rachel’s Cousins, this week’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint lunchtime theatre at the Traverse, doesn’t allow the prospect of cancer to get in its way.

April 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
PPP: McGonagall’s Chronicles

PPP: McGonagall’s Chronicles

★★★★☆    Cheerful complexity:

Gary McNair’s McGonagall’s Chronicles, the first in the new series of A Play, A Pie and a Pint at the Traverse, is a winningly daffy confection. While it may not treat its subject entirely fairly, it does at least show him unusual sympathy.

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PPP: Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland

PPP: Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland

★★★☆☆    Recognisable

Excellent acting and directing distinguish Love and Death in Govan and Hyndland, the latest Play, Pie and a Pint offering at the Traverse. In the end, however, the play treads overly familiar ground.

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: His Final Bow

PPP: His Final Bow

★★★★☆ Bonne bouche:
Theatre is all about stories and performance, but when the two turn in on themselves, things get messy and out of control – as His Final Bow, this week’s lunchtime theatre at the Traverse shows.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
PPP: Channelling Jabez

PPP: Channelling Jabez

★★★☆☆ Frothy:
Channelling Jabez, the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint production at the Traverse, is a charmingly inconsequential story that is cleverly staged and strangely attractive.

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