Men – Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKJ4Thgk1Js Written & Directed by Alex Garland UK/2022/100mins ★★ Men. The title alone is rather gripping, no? Creator Alex Garland’s follow-up film to Annihilation and Ex-Machina, Men is a bloodied folklore centring on the pugnacity of male antagonism. A broad statement for the film to make – and the foundation of Garland’s narrative of one woman, Harper, seeking refuge after her … Continue reading Men – Review

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