Il Trittico – Festival Theatre Composed by Giacomo Puccini Directed by Sir David McVicar Conducted by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ The idea of remaining faithful to the artist's intentions is, for some producers, not always the first thing on their mind in staging a lengthy or composite collection of works. For Puccini, there was no other way to demonstrate the … Continue reading Il Trittico – Festival Theatre


Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book by Thomas Meehan Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin Directed by Nikolai Foster ★★★★ A pillar of the musical theatre world, Thomas Meehan’s adaptation of the little orphan Annie has found itself for nearly fifty years in numerous re-stagings and tours, winning awards and offering a sliver of saccharine joy amidst the bleakness of … Continue reading Annie – Edinburgh Playhouse

Write-Off – A Play, A Pie, And a Pint

Written by Aodhan Gallagher Directed by Irene Macdougall ★★★★ Sensitivity readers. A job title unheard of in the past. Everyone has one now, even colossal writers who have graced us with scenes of intense violence, sexual assault, and a soupcon of scatological discomfort. But not everyone feels their necessity. The world of theatre, literature, film, … Continue reading Write-Off – A Play, A Pie, And a Pint

Educating Rita – Perth Theatre

Written by Willy Russell Directed by Martin McCormick ★★★★ A knock on the door. Well, a few knocks. A few knocks and a kick. That’s how audiences are introduced to Rita, who isn’t just barrelling down the door but opening a barrage directly into the cultural gatekeeping of class – the value and art of … Continue reading Educating Rita – Perth Theatre

Bohemia: Showchoir – Assembly Roxy

Directed by Katie Slater Produced by Aisling Anderson Musical Direction by Falk Mieir ★★★★★ Come rabble, royalty, nobility and rogue – for a Bohemian celebration which claims the Assembly Roxy as it’s own. Returning with their Showchoir, the Edinburgh University Footlights aim to celebrate their namesake: melody. A collection of muses, EUFootlights Bohemia Showchoir amasses various showtunes, rock n’ … Continue reading Bohemia: Showchoir – Assembly Roxy