Red Ellen – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Caroline Bird Directed by Wils Wilson ★★★ The eve of Local Council Elections in the UK seems a rather fitting time for the opening of Caroline Bird’s semi-biography of revolutionary activist and parliamentary political shaker-upper Ellen Wilkinson at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. And though Red Ellen, Labour MP who staunchly opposed the party's luke-warm indifference … Continue reading Red Ellen – Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Meaning of Zong – Lyceum Theatre

https://youtu.be/hDK55ecH7Kw Written by Giles Terera Directed by Tom Morris & Giles Terera ★★★★★ In this mortal valley of howling yaps and indistinguishable guttural cries – one voice is enough to command the room, to prick the ear of the right people. To change history. Two hundred years ago, Olaudah Equiano recounts the reports of a … Continue reading The Meaning of Zong – Lyceum Theatre

SIX – Festival Theatre

Written by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss Directed by Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage Last week we celebrated International Women's Day. A minor, though no less significant slice, of the appreciation, adoration and respect millions across the globe deserve. And yet, looking back into Her-Story, there's a pantheon of stories left behind in the shadows … Continue reading SIX – Festival Theatre

Spencer – Review

https://youtu.be/Lagauhb5GyY Directed by Pablo Larraín Written by Steven Knight Germany,Chile,UK/117mins/2021 ★★★★★ Dance instructor, cleaner, patron, heir apparent and mother; Diana, Princess of Wales, was a woman under the scrutiny of multiple angles and facades. And quite often, it is seemingly forgotten that she was human. A figure of public fascination and an international icon, Diana’s … Continue reading Spencer – Review

History – Sound Stage

Written by Roy Williams Directed by Ben Occhipinti ★★★★★ It seems never-ending, the continuous cycle of abuse, outrage, action, pity and inevitable forgetting in this country towards the systemic abuse of Black lives. And for families, who told their kids that they were no less British than the rest and yet found that the institutional … Continue reading History – Sound Stage