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

Bold Girls – Cumbernauld Lanternhouse

Written by Rona Munro Directed by Michael Duke ★★★★ From Cumbernauld to the Lothians to the borough of Camden – Scottish playwright Rona Munro’s exceptional talents are spreading across the country as James IV has its world-premiere this week in Edinburgh at the Festival Theatre, with Mary set to open towards the end of October at Hampstead Theatre.  But … Continue reading Bold Girls – Cumbernauld Lanternhouse

The Osmonds: A Musical – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/ZcOt0O6pPTo Story by Jay Osmond Book by Julian Bigg & Shaun Kerrison Music by The Osmond Family ★★★ One hundred million records, twenty-eight albums, television icons, and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. One entertainment family empire. But how much do we genuinely know about the Osmonds? Hell, how many of us even … Continue reading The Osmonds: A Musical – Festival Theatre

Southern Light: The Sound of Music – Festival Theatre

Music & Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Directed by Quintin Young ★★★★ 125 years. Woolworths, Pluto's discovery and tenure as a planet, and the UK’s time within the EU: Southern Light Opera has outlasted them all. HMS Pinafore to Rose Marie. Brigadoon to, well, Brigadoon, and from The Wizard of Oz to The Sound of Music. Grassroots theatrical company Southern Light Opera … Continue reading Southern Light: The Sound of Music – Festival Theatre

Coppélia – Festival Theatre

Direction & Choreography by Morgann Runacre-Temple & Jessica Wright Dramaturgy & Written text by James Jeff ★★★★★ What separates us from our electronic companions? If all it is, is flesh, then perhaps it’s time we reviewed the situation. Narratives of falling in love with a composite human, a homunculus, are as old as literature. But … Continue reading Coppélia – Festival Theatre