Maureen Beattie

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

★★★★☆ Linguistic luxury

Thoroughly enjoyable on its own terms, Tennis Elbow – the latest offering from Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the Lyceum’s Soundstage – is a flawed but very funny piece.

May 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
Meet Jan Black

Meet Jan Black

★★★☆☆ multi-layered

The end of Lockdown is in sight and Jan Black is back on stage; Maureen Beattie stars in Johnny McKnight’s multi-layered new play for Wonder Fools live-streamed from the Ayr Gaiety.

April 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Knives in Hens

Knives in Hens

A Concert Reading from Pearlfisher

At the beginning of this one-off concert reading of Knives in Hens in memory of Pauline Knowles, playwright David Harrower related a telling anecdote about Pauline and the play in which she originated the central character.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Twenty Five

The Twenty Five

Full cast of Knives in Hens announced:

The full cast of 25 actresses taking on the role of Young Woman in the concert reading of David Harrower’s Knives in Hens at the Lyceum on Tuesday 11 June 2019 has been revealed.

June 11, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
A Spark of Philosophy

A Spark of Philosophy

Muriel Spark at the Book Festival:

This year’s Book Festival has featured several events designed to appeal to the theatre-goer which cross over with the strand celebrating the centenary of the birth of Edinburgh’s own Muriel Spark.

August 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme

★★★★☆   Literary:

On the eve of the centenary of Muriel Spark’s birth, the Usher hall was packed for Muriel Spark: Creme de la Creme, an evening of readings, reminiscences and a performed reading of the Edinburgh-born author’s only play.

February 1, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale

★★★☆☆ Layered:
Lucid and engaging, the Lyceum’s Scottish-set production of The Winter’s Tale has much to recommend it, even if it does not quite convince.

February 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Artists plea at CATS

Artists plea at CATS

Romanes warns of “sector of administrators”:
Muriel Romanes has used her award of a CATS Whiskers at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland to call for the artist to be put at the heart of theatre.

June 13, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Edinburgh CATS

Edinburgh CATS

Strong showing in noms for annual theatre awards:
Edinburgh companies and festivals make a strong showing in the shortlist for the 2016 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, announced today, Monday 16 May.

May 16, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Right Now

Right Now

★★★★★ Discombobulating:
Taut, hilarious and shocking, Right Now – at the Traverse to May 7 – plays with farce and comedy before finding a dark corner of the psyche in which to settle.

April 29, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More