Counting and Cracking – Lyceum Theatre Written and Associate Direction by S. Shakthidharan Director and Associate Writing by Eamon Flack ★★★★★ Without a steady foot on the ground, two young lovers’ cross paths one late night/early morning – neither with any roots within their place of study in New South Wales. Sat beneath the still warm night sky, under a … Continue reading Counting and Cracking – Lyceum Theatre

Have A Gander – Edinburgh International Festival 2022 Another birthday this year - this time for the respectable and creative juggernaut, which is the world-leading Edinburgh International Festival. Going from strength to strength, the EIF turns 75 this year alongside its Fringe and Film siblings. For three weeks through August, the city of Edinburgh becomes an unrivalled hub for the performing arts, … Continue reading Have A Gander – Edinburgh International Festival 2022

Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Stuart Stratford Libretto by Giuseppe Verdi ★★★★ Giuseppe Verdi’s final opera Falstaff emphasises the comedic aspects of the mistaken identities, love triangles and caddish rogues who litter history. Adapted from Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, the opera follows Sir John Falstaff, as plump as he is lustful, as he attempts to keep his dwindling reputation as a … Continue reading Falstaff – Edinburgh International Festival

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Marin Alsop ★★★★★ In a hypnotic masterclass of a performance, festival favourite Marin Alsop returns to Edinburgh to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Offering an amalgam of diverse and joyful renditions, culminating in Beethoven’s fifth symphony, Alsop and the orchestra meet long-held expectations with this triumphant performance. Emerging to a ravenous crowd – eagerly awaiting the … Continue reading BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Edinburgh International Festival

Medicine – Edinburgh International Festival

Written & Directed by Enda Walsh Produced by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival ★★★★★ What's your Medicine? In dissecting the social responses to mental health concerns, Enda Walsh's new production launches the Theatre portion of the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival. And at first, it seems as though we’re disturbing a party – or at … Continue reading Medicine – Edinburgh International Festival