The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/aOjBzOd7rn8 Artistic Direction by Christopher Hampson and Lez Brotherston Choreography by Christopher Hampson and Peter Darrell Written by Sam Brown ★★★★★ A creaky door, a ghost-light, and an ambition to see the sorcery which occurs beyond the crimson curtains. We’ve had peeks, perhaps even tours, but those of us outside of the secrecy and trickery … Continue reading The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

The Lyceum Christmas Tales – Royal Lyceum Theatre

https://youtu.be/XqBNcCFp2SM Directed by Zinnie Harris & Wils Wilson Written by Louise Ironside, Jackie Kay, Lynda Radley & Shona Reppe ★★★★ A Christmas past, a Christmas present and looking to Christmases yet to come, The Royal Lyceum Theatre strips bare the hallowed stalls of their stage to ensure the spirit of theatre presents itself to hungry … Continue reading The Lyceum Christmas Tales – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Camp as Christmas – Bare Productions

Produced by Dominic Lewis & Mark Wilson ★★★ This Motley crew, the Bare Productions lot, are without question one of Edinburgh’s finest rag-tag ensemble of amateur performers – and in the kindest way possible we use ‘amateur’ with gritted teeth. Camp as Christmas decks itself in the tacky tinsel and harks to the herald angels as it … Continue reading Camp as Christmas – Bare Productions

Silent Night – Review

https://youtu.be/f5mfsyHp5v0 Written & Directed by Will Thorne UK/2020/93mins ★★★ One last job - that’s all they ever want. But when you owe someone, and we mean owe someone, well – you’ve just got to do as you’re told. Mark, a recently released hitman from South London, has only one interest following prison, his family. Specifically, his daughter … Continue reading Silent Night – Review

A Christmas Carol – Review

https://youtu.be/gyXVIhSsalI Written by Charles Dickens Adapted by David Morris Directed by Jacqui Morris ★★★★ Conceivably this year, Christmas finds itself closer to its Victorian traditions than before. With the grandeur and event-styled nature limited this year, Christmas looks to be closer to home; intimate, and family-centric. Regardless of how one chooses to spend the festive … Continue reading A Christmas Carol – Review