Wendy Seager

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
Brunton puts panto on screen

Brunton puts panto on screen

Rapunzel hangs out on Brunton’s Silver Screen

The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh is determined to put on panto this year, so has created a film version of Rapunzel The Pantomime, screening in its cinema over Christmas – and available to stream online

November 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ludicrous MacKenzie

Ludicrous MacKenzie

★★★★☆ Crackling comedy:

There’s equal measures of biting wit and pacy dialogue in the downstairs room of New Town gastro pub Little White Pig, as writer-director Mark McDonnell launches his latest production, Ludicrous MacKenzie, and a new venue.

February 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆  Oh yes it is…. Terrific!

It’s Cinderella with a touch of The Greatest Showman at this year’s fun-filled Brunton-produced panto, running through the festive season until January.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Game of Death and Chance

A Game of Death and Chance

★★★★☆  Eerily Interesting
Young critics scheme review
In A Game of Death and Chance, the National Trust for Scotland’s first ever Fringe show, four characters from the 17th century – and death himself – have occupied an old Edinburgh tenement to tell stories of Scotland’s past.

August 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Bingo!

Bingo!

★★★☆☆    Energetic:

A musical about women at the bingo would seem a natural for a warm-hearted, reassuringly couthy comedy. Instead, Bingo! ends up as a much swearier, somewhat darker affair that provides entertainment but is let down by its structure.

March 9, 2018 | By | Reply More
Descent

Descent

★★★★☆ Passionate:
Powerful and shocking, Linda Duncan McLaughlin’s Descent at the Traverse’s lunchtime theatre season from A Play, A Pie and A Pint, grabs you with an intense passion that doesn’t ever hold back.

October 20, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Bondagers

Bondagers

✭✭✭✭✩ Relevant revival:
There is a poetic, spooky resonance to the Lyceum’s revival of Sue Glover’s Bondagers that makes the production compelling.

October 26, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More