Theatre

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

★★★★☆  Still so spooky

The Woman in Black – touring to the King’s yet again this week – retains all of its mysterious power to entrance and terrify.

October 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Looking Good Dead

Looking Good Dead

★★☆☆☆ Unfortunate

Subtle as a bulldozer and only sporadically gripping, Looking Good Dead, which is at the King’s all week, works on one level as undemanding entertainment, but is not exactly guaranteed to have the crowds flocking back to the theatres.

October 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

PPP: A New Life (A Mini Musical)

★★★☆☆ Emotional

A New Life (A Mini Musical) at the Traverse every lunchtime this week is certainly not ‘mini’ in its emotional scope or its ambition.

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Groan Ups

Groan Ups

★★★☆☆ Flat

While there is real energy and commitment in Mischief Theatre’s Groan Ups at the King’s, it is in the service of a script that probably doesn’t deserve such efforts.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: Rose

PPP: Rose

★★★☆☆  Important

Rose, the latest in the new series of A Play, A Pie and A Pint, produced by Oran Mor in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and the Traverse, is an involving biographical sporting tale.

September 29, 2021 | By | Reply More
History

History

★★★★★  Outstanding

History by Roy Williams is not only the best so far of the offerings on the Lyceum and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Sound Stage audio platform, it must also have a claim to be the most essential of all the audio dramas provided by theatres in the last 18 months.

September 22, 2021 | By | Reply More
PPP: Celestial Body

PPP: Celestial Body

★★★★☆ Brooding

The return of A Play, A Pie and A Pint to the Traverse with Morna Pearson’s Celestial Body, which runs to Saturday, is certainly something to celebrate.

September 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Jack Docherty – Nothing But

Jack Docherty – Nothing But

★★★★☆ Oddly serious

Jack Docherty – Nothing But in the Gilded Balloon Wine Bar showcases Fringe veteran Docherty, in a piece of deceptively serious dramatic monologue. It draws on his comic roots and showbiz history, but ends up delivering something more troubling and rewarding.

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
Slings and Arrows

Slings and Arrows

★★★★☆ Hard hitting

There is raw emotion on display in Slings and Arrows, a disabled led dram from Raised Voices at theSpace@ Surgeons Hall – but there is also humour, stagecraft and real hope.

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

★★★★☆ Genuine

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is an enjoyable and convincing entertainment at Gilded Balloon Teviot and another convincing literary adaptation from Nigel Miles-Thomas and Fringe Management.

August 25, 2021 | By | Reply More