An Edinburgh Christmas Carol – Royal Lyceum Theatre

From the Novel by Charles Dickens Adapted and Directed by Tony Cownie ★★★★ The ghost of an idea. This is how Dickens described his significant contribution to the literary and cultural world, particularly as we enter the final days of the year. A story which takes the spectres of remorse, redemption, and guilt and channels … Continue reading An Edinburgh Christmas Carol – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Peter Pan and Wendy – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Written by J.M. Barrie Adapted by Janys Chambers Directed by Ben Occhipinti ★★★★ The boy who refused to grow old. In tough times, it is understandable why one would resist emerging into an adult world – when the alternative is peppered with swashbuckling adventure, hidden dens, and endless stories. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, adapted time and … Continue reading Peter Pan and Wendy – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/R-SFzgHlMSs Choreography by Christopher Hampson  Composition by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  ★★★★ In the intrusive darkness, something magical glitters in the Festival Theatre stage light. Amidst the protrusions of silhouetted ice, a familiar being stirs triumphantly again after a three-year slumber away from the stage. Scottish Ballet makes a grand return to the Christmas season, with an … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

Like Flying – National Theatre of Scotland

Creative Lead by Nic Green Movement Direction by All or Nothing ★★★★★ How we perceive our environment has a tremendous effect on our mental health. The tiny details we concern ourselves with are usually minuscule compared to the bigger picture, so could an alternative perspective improve our mental health, anxieties and expectations? How about literally soaring … Continue reading Like Flying – National Theatre of Scotland

Vanity Fair – Churchill Theatre

Written by William Makepeace Thackeray Adapted by Declan Donnellan Directed by Hilary Spiers ★★★ Vanity Fair sits among the dusted tomes as a monumentally respected collection of volumes, collated, collected, and often adapted – most famously by Declan Donnellan's 1983 premiere production in Edinburgh with Nick Ormerod. Though for many it’s placed there as a ‘good … Continue reading Vanity Fair – Churchill Theatre