Mark Anderson

The Venetian Twins

The Venetian Twins

★★★★☆ Finest farce

Two years after they were meant to be bringing The Venetian Twins to Hill Street Theatre, Arkle Theatre Company’s production of Tony Cowie’s adaptation of the play finally made it to the theatre on Wednesday night. It was well worth the wait.

March 31, 2022 | By | Reply More
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

★★★★☆ Spellbinding

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the musical based on the 1971 Walt Disney film, flies into the Festival Theatre for a short but spellbinding stay, until this Sunday.

February 18, 2022 | By | 1 Reply More
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

★★★☆☆ Uneven updating:

Arkle’s take on The Taming of the Shrew is a largely successful attempt to make relevant one of Shakespeare’s plays that is most troubling to modern audiences.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
Love Me Tender

Love Me Tender

★★★★☆ Loves me true
Crisp, knowing and contagiously fun, Love Me Tender thrusts and gyrates its hips upon the Playhouse Stage for a week-long run as part of its UK tour.

July 23, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Review – Jerusalem

Review – Jerusalem

★★★★★ Brave and timely:
There’s a rich, dense texture to the Grads Scottish premiere of Jerusalem, at the Adam House Theatre until Saturday. It has a mythic feel inspired by Blake’s hymn Jerusalem, the text of which frames the piece as if it were being stalked by Gog and Magog.

April 11, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More