Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Written by Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Lesley Hart Directed by Marc Small ★★★ Everything seems by the books: the Deer stalkers, the accent and delivery, the corpse located near a scrawled ‘RACHE’ – that is, until we note the Ketchup blood stains. We dare say it to be Elementary of sorts, in what at first unfolds … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Wuthering Heights – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/KV4dYyQ4tOI Written by Emily Brontë Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice ★★★★ A young boy abandoned on the Liverpool docks, his skin a different shade than those around him. A boy beaten and abused by his new brother, adored by his new father and will change the life of his new sister – and it … Continue reading Wuthering Heights – King’s Theatre

Julius Caesar – Summerhall

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Ewan Downie ★★★★ All good things must pass, as fields wilt and rivers dry, as teeth decay and fledglings fly. So to, Caesar must rule no more. Company of Wolves' already well-received production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar meets its end (for now) in the consecrated corridors of Summerhall – a fitting … Continue reading Julius Caesar – Summerhall

Ladies of Letters – Perth Horsecross

https://youtu.be/kNNDDjxR0Rk Written by Lou Wakefield and Carole Hayman Adapted by Jonathan Harvey Directed by Joanna Reid ★★★★ Before the world had ‘frenemies’, we had Ladies of Letters – a benchmark of the finest passive-aggressive tactics the nation is quite well known for. From radio play to ITV hit, Lou Wakefield and Carol Hayman's Ladies of Letters has remained a success throughout the … Continue reading Ladies of Letters – Perth Horsecross

Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Directed by Paul Kerryson ★★★★ The flasher down the street, rats around your feet and the friendly bum on his barstool - you’d be forgiven for mistaking the bright and shimmering era of the sixties in Baltimore for the streets of … Continue reading Hairspray – Edinburgh Playhouse