Privates Lives – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Written by Noël Coward Directed by Amy Liptrott ★★ In a contemporary world of over-sharers, the idea of private life is ludicrous for some. To maintain an image of social structure though, is evidently an aspect which never parts – and if anything has worsened, especially when the reality is that deep down, normality is a … Continue reading Privates Lives – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Laurel & Hardy – The Royal Lyceum Theatre Written by Tom McGrath Directed by Tony Cownie  ★★★★ Life’s too short not to laugh. From Charlie Chaplin to Buster Keaton, Alice Howell to Mildred Davis, the silent era stars navigated the dishevelled steps of comedy gold through the early twenties to the fifties. But above them all, one duo paved the cobbles for … Continue reading Laurel & Hardy – The Royal Lyceum Theatre

Noises Off – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Written by Michael Frayn Directed by Ben Occhipinti ★★★ Cards on the table. We like it when things go arse-over-tit. And for every Shakespearean wonder of monolithic talent, there’s a pratfall which gets a firmer response. And in recent years, the advancements in staging and lighting and video design affords production companies the opportunities for … Continue reading Noises Off – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Hay Fever – Assembly Roxy

Written by Noël Coward Directed by Martin Foreman  ★★★ Delayed on arrival, The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group has been unfurling plans for an adaptation of Hay Fever since 2020, and now, with no more obstacles in their way, this magnificently definitive farcical drama makes its debut on the Assembly Roxy stage. Blissful. The quintessential comedy of manners, … Continue reading Hay Fever – Assembly Roxy

The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre

Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields Tour Direction by Sean Turner ★★★★★ Repulsive. Absolutely repulsive. Nearly eight years since debuting, the Cornley Drama Society still finds it difficult to achieve even the basics of civility. Dangerous, ill-mannered and a death trap, how any self-respecting production company can run a production like this … Continue reading The Play That Goes Wrong – King’s Theatre