Made In China – Traverse Theatre

Written by Alice Clark Directed by Philip Howard ★★★★ Everything we send into the world reverberates back into our lives in one way or another; Janet never thought it would arrive in a box of ornate Aubergines. In Wishaw, Janet struggles with the everyday pressures of, well, everyday life. To make it worse, it’s her … Continue reading Made In China – Traverse Theatre

Soft Power – Album Review

Lyrics by David Henry Hwang Music & Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori ★★★ “What is this America?”, a phrase on the lips of the globe. Two years ago, lyricist & writer David Henry Hwang teamed with composer Jeanine Tesori to create Soft Power, a reversal of the perceived status-quo and keeping an eye on democracy in … Continue reading Soft Power – Album Review

Nixon in China – Festival Theatre Opera by John Adams, Liberetto by Alice Goodman Directed by John Fulljames Gorbachev & Reegan, Putin & al Assad, Blair & Bush, Johnston & the highest bidder - throughout history, politicians have had their images emblazoned with that of another. None quite so unexpected as Richard Nixon and Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Communist … Continue reading Nixon in China – Festival Theatre