James IV – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dNdrPA6gqGU Written by Rona Munro Directed by Laurie Sansom ★★★★ Ambition. It can be a King’s folly, a Queen’s sentence, and the Rabble’s making. But it extends, not only in character, but with the playwright, and the decision to move beyond the initial triptych James plays is a bold one. Celebrated Scottish writer Rona Munro … Continue reading James IV – Festival Theatre

Don Quixote: Man of Clackmannanshire – Dundee Rep

Written by Ben Lewis Directed by Lu Kemp ★★★★★ Living a relatively quiet middle-class lifestyle amidst the trinkets and collectables which faintly glitter with promise and memory, Don, an intelligent, eccentric gentleman of a growing age from Clackmannanshire, is peppered with the natterings and intrusions of his family and care-workers. They fret over him with … Continue reading Don Quixote: Man of Clackmannanshire – Dundee Rep

The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Written by Writer Tony Roper Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer Songs by Dave Anderson ★★★★ Hogmanay in the fifties. But we’re not in our glad rags partying it up in the high rises and tenements, no, Tony Roper’s firm Scottish classic The Steamie finds us throwing on a pinny and getting our hands into the basin … Continue reading The Steamie – Dundee Rep

The Children – Dundee Rep

Written by Lucy Kirkwood Directed by Andrew Panton ★★★★★ Unexpected, but far from unfamiliar – a visitor arrives at a small cottage by the shoreline, their intentions unknown, but their presence unnerves the residents of this off-grid slice of tranquillity in a world snared in turmoil. Once a distant fantasy, but now a crushing reality … Continue reading The Children – Dundee Rep

Oor Wullie The Musical – King’s Theatre

Book & Lyrics: Scott Gilmour Music: Claire McKenzie Director: Andrew Panton Being blunt, the concept of drawing on an eighty-year-old comic script – rife with slang, Dundonian heritage and is as quintessentially Scottish as Irn Bru chews and Haggis Pakora could leave a potential unpleasant taste in the mouth if done tacky. Capitalising on nostalgia … Continue reading Oor Wullie The Musical – King’s Theatre