Monstrus Circus

Directed by Jordan Inconstant France / 2019 / 29 mins What makes a monster, and what makes the man? This is an ancient artistic trope which finds itself in a variety of art, literature and media, perhaps nowhere quite like the circus. Winner of five Gold Movie Awards, Monstrus Circus takes this trope and brings it to the Highlands … Continue reading Monstrus Circus

Eighth Grade – Edinburgh Filmhouse Directed and Written by Bo Burnham United States/ 2018/94 minutes In the eighties, John Hughes was ruler supreme of the comedic coming-of-age drama. In the nineties, we took a shot at (loosely) adapting classic literature or gross-out humour in an attempt to capture teenage angst in middle-class America. With social media’s talons reaching just around the corner into the Millenium, quite … Continue reading Eighth Grade – Edinburgh Filmhouse

Downs With Love – Assembly Roxy

Written by Suzanne Loftus Photo Credit to Alan Peebles Downs With Love is a frank, open conversation about the way we look at the capabilities, emotions and safeguarding of those with Down’s Syndrome; specifically, in the contexts of relationships. Abi Brydon plays a young woman named Beth. Beth is vivacious, independent and has intense happiness for life most of … Continue reading Downs With Love – Assembly Roxy

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians – King’s Theatre

Based on the books by Terry Deary Writers: Terry Deary & Neal Foster Director: Neal Foster For 25 years the books of Horrible Histories have been delighting, disgusting and in some cases frightening the young (and old) of the nation. A tremendously valuable tool, they captured an imaginative way to make history and culture accessible for people … Continue reading Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors & Awful Egyptians – King’s Theatre

Little Boxes and Stolen Futures: Double Bill – Traverse Theatre

Writers: James Beagon and Catherine Expósito Directors: Ruth Hollyman and Catherine Expósito Championing youth theatre in Edinburgh for over a decade, Strange Town return to the Traverse Theatre with two modern pieces; Little Boxes and Stolen Futures. Fitting for their anniversary, both productions take a leaping point of ‘future’ but differ vastly in content, narrative and structure. What … Continue reading Little Boxes and Stolen Futures: Double Bill – Traverse Theatre