The Beauty Queen of Leenane – The Brunton Theatre

Written by Martin McDonagh Directed by Lyn McAndrew ★★★★ Family just ain’t all it's cracked up to be, is it? But if you think you’ve had it bad, wait until you see what Maureen must put up with. At the beck and call of her mother: making tea, porridge, and stirring the Complan. Or is … Continue reading The Beauty Queen of Leenane – The Brunton Theatre

The Herd by Rory Kinnear – Church Hill Theatre

Written by Rory Kinnear Artistic Direction by Fiona Main ★★★★ It’s a special day for two Andys. For Murray, it’s 2013 and his first Wimbledon title. For another, it’s his 21st birthday – and his adoring family have gathered with gifts, cake, balloons, and a couple of additional guests. As Andy’s mother feverishly gets things … Continue reading The Herd by Rory Kinnear – Church Hill Theatre

Blood Harmony – Traverse Theatre

https://youtu.be/PUUW8Ys-OkM Written by Matthew Bulgo Direction & Choreography by Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams ★★★★ Death, politics, sex, famine, puppets, identity, metamorphosis, puppets, circuses, musicals, cost-of-living, immigration, and puppets. The Festival Fringe is a lot. And sometimes – the humbleness of uplifting stories with spectacular visuals and harmonies is precisely the tonic we need to … Continue reading Blood Harmony – Traverse Theatre

Though This Be Madness – The Studio

https://youtu.be/knmZ-A3wmsY Written by Skye Loneragan Composed by Mairi Campbell BSL Interpretation by Yvonne Waddell ★★★★★ Stay on the Ball. Stay on the Ball… With a determination to soothe her baby, surrounded by the chaos of new parenthood, Skye Loneragan weaves the act of settling her new daughter with exploring the various difficulties and distractions which … Continue reading Though This Be Madness – The Studio

Orphans – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/Q3SEXLIUlrE Music and Lyrics by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly Directed by Cora Bissett  Adapted by Douglas Maxwell ★★★★ A city without another of similar ilk, Glasgow sees layers of history, strife and raucous wonderment collide in a myriad of uninhibited pitches – almost a living, breathing paradox of a city. Nowhere more evident than in Peter Mullan’s … Continue reading Orphans – King’s Theatre