Variant – A Play, A Pie, And a Pint

Written By Peter Arnott Directed by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir ★★★★ In the betwixt and between, conjured before an audience, A woman and a man (Crocodile Fever’s Meghan Tyler, and Simon Donaldson) sit on the Traverse 2 stage, encircled by a harmless but clearly definitive barrier. No locale is offered, no sense of time is clear. We … Continue reading Variant – A Play, A Pie, And a Pint


Il Trittico – Festival Theatre Composed by Giacomo Puccini Directed by Sir David McVicar Conducted by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ The idea of remaining faithful to the artist's intentions is, for some producers, not always the first thing on their mind in staging a lengthy or composite collection of works. For Puccini, there was no other way to demonstrate the … Continue reading Il Trittico – Festival Theatre

Translations – Bedlam Theatre

Written by Brian Friel Directed by Aisling Matthews and Catriona Maclachlan ★★★★ Language is everything. To lose it is to cripple the communication of love, autonomy, and identity. To control it, to manipulate someone, a culture, or a nation’s tongue is to exhibit an ultimate form of authority. And it’s something generations of solely-native English … Continue reading Translations – Bedlam Theatre

Macbeth (An Undoing) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written and Directed by Zinnie Harris Set Design by Tom Piper ★★★★ Lady Macbeth is the theatrical matriarch of antagonism: manipulative and sly, brilliant and controlled - yet her place within the second act is eclipsed by the men strutting with their swords out. But why? Why does a woman who displays little to no … Continue reading Macbeth (An Undoing) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Saint Omer Directed by Alice Diop Written by Amrita David, Alice Diop and Marie N'Diaye France/2022/122 mins ★★★★ In their narrative-led debut, documentary director and filmmaker Alice Diop bases the stylistically reserved courtroom drama Saint Omer on the true-life 2016 case of Fabienne Kabou, a woman accused of killing her own child. The fictionalised character of Coly, a stand-in for … Continue reading Saint Omer