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Smile

Smile

★★★☆☆ Sympathetic

Smile, Dundee Rep’s football-themed online offering, transfers to the screen to provide a satisfactory record of 2020’s successful play about the legendary Jim McLean.

April 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Distance Remaining

Distance Remaining

★★★☆☆ Assured

There are some wonderful, and wonderfully human, performances in Distance Remaining. The three separate sections of the production ultimately fail to gel, but there is more than enough to sustain the interest.

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Doppler: The Story So Far

Doppler: The Story So Far

★★★★☆ Illuminating:

Doppler: The Story So Far, a portrait of Grid Iron’s 2020 production of Doppler that never was, is an edifying, surprising and deeply human film.

April 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

★★★☆☆Festive fun:

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Rapunzel is full of enjoyment and impressive performances. Although it never quite stakes its claim as a compelling work in its own right, there is plenty to satisfy those missing their annual helping of seasonal entertainment.

December 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

★★★★☆ Christmas treat

The Secret Theatre may not entirely make up for missing a Christmas trip to the ballet but succeeds impressively on its own terms.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Lament for Sheku Bayoh

Lament for Sheku Bayoh

★★★★★  Essential

Lament for Sheku Bayoh, the Lyceum’s online co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival, is a work of huge impact on many levels.

November 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer

★★★★☆ Poignant:

In Someone Else’s Shoes, the Traverse’ immersive online presentation conceived and directed by Hannah Price, is a thought-provoking and wistful evocation of Edinburgh without its festivals.

October 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Traverse Breakfast Plays: New Tracks (1)

Traverse Breakfast Plays: New Tracks (1)

Traverse 3:

The Traverse are replicating their Fringe Breakfast Plays with streams from their new online-only Traverse 3, and the first two offerings – Contemporary Political Ethics (Or, How to Cheat) by Jamie Cowan and Rabbit Catcher by Rebecca Martin – both have much to recommend them.

August 26, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Fragments Of Home

Fragments Of Home

★★★★☆ Resonant:

Mixing history and the present to great effect, Fragments of Home revisits earlier work by Annie George extremely successfully.

August 17, 2020 | By | Reply More