How The Other Half Loves – Church Hill Theatre

Written by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Helen Hammond ★★★★ What’s the idiom? About the grass being somewhat greener on the other side? Or in this case, the Avocado is fresher at another dining table. Continuing to celebrate their 80th anniversary, stepping away from the political drama and pain of their previous success with Brassed Off! the Edinburgh … Continue reading How The Other Half Loves – Church Hill Theatre


The Stamping Ground – Festival Theatre Written by Morna Young Concept by Alan B McLeod Directed by Luke Kernaghan Featuring the Songs of Runrig ★★★ What is 'home'? Is it where we feel safe, where we are from, or is it simply the land itself we inhabit? Perhaps, it’s all of these. Or maybe it's something more. The merger of … Continue reading The Stamping Ground – Festival Theatre

Copenhagen – Assembly Roxy

Written by Michael Frayn Directed by Ross Hope ★★★★ Spectres linger in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, which received a strong reception from audiences at the Assembly Roxy last week. Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group utilise their usual pedigree to translate a tricky play with competence and intellect. Opening, in quite the contrary way to a performance so … Continue reading Copenhagen – Assembly Roxy

Dear Billy: A Love Letter To The Big Yin – Traverse Theatre Written by Gary McNair Directed by Joe Douglas ★★★★★ How do you distil the entire being of a man, a legacy, into ninety minutes Well, sharing in the stories from the people who know him, have never met him, love him and idolise him, and yes, even detest the man - aye, that might … Continue reading Dear Billy: A Love Letter To The Big Yin – Traverse Theatre

Anna Karenina – The Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Lesley Hart after Leo Tolstoy Directed by Polina Kalinina ★★★★ Romance, parental love, jealousy, self-destruction, freedom, horse-riding, guilty consciences, and a decadent mountain of desire: pick your poison. Condensing a thousand pages of Russian agricultural debates, gender politics, social class dynamics, and the grand ol’ judgements of love, relationship, and family is no … Continue reading Anna Karenina – The Royal Lyceum Theatre