Simon Wilkinson

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

★★★★☆ Humorously inventive:
Black Beauty, the Traverse’s show for all ages this Christmas co-produced with Red Bridge, is a million miles from a straight adaptation of the children’s classic but provides more than enough fun for everyone.

December 4, 2016 | By | 5 Replies More
Grain In The Blood

Grain In The Blood

★★★☆☆ Well performed:
Strong performances and notably high production values distinguish Grain In The Blood at the Traverse, but an initially chilling ambience is not sustained.

November 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Iliad

The Iliad

★★★★☆ Compelling:
Epic in scope, huge in sweep and utterly human, The Iliad at the Lyceum is a powerful production.

April 24, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Moon shine down

Moon shine down

Jabuti tour bilingual Marie-Louise Gay adaptation:
Edinburgh-based children’s theatre company Jabuti Theatre has adapted the dreamlike children’s picture book Moonbeam on a Cat’s Ear for bilingual Gaelic and English performances.

March 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Weir

The Weir

★★★★☆ Quietly affecting:
Superbly judged performances and a clever, organic approach to staging make for an effectively spooky time in the Lyceum’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.

January 20, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Tracks of the Winter Bear

Tracks of the Winter Bear

★★★☆☆ Two winter’s tales:
Tracks of the Winter Bear, the Traverse’s pre-Christmas show which plays up until Christmas Eve, is an odd beast.

December 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

★★★★☆ Charming:
Magic, awe and charm are all offered in abundance at The Lyceum’s Christmas production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, showing until 3 January.

November 29, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Extra Light Boxes Shows

Extra Light Boxes Shows

Matinees added to sell-out run:
As news broke of four extra weekend matinees being added to the sell-out run of Grid Iron’s show Light Boxes, we took the chance to speak to the show’s director, Finn den Hertog.

August 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Arches Call at CATS

Arches Call at CATS

Venue closure casts shadow over awards ceremony
“Different type of working model” needed in the future, says founding director as the Arches dominate the speeches at Sunday’s Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland

June 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
CATS Citations

CATS Citations

The winners and the critics’ citations in full:
The Royal Lyceum dominated the awards at the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, held at the Glasgow Tron theatre on Sunday 14 June 2014.

June 14, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More