Green Knight – Scottish Storytelling Centre Performed & Written by Debbie Cannon Directed by Flavia D'Avila ★★★★ You never quite know what whimsical journey through folklore or history may present at the Scottish Storytelling Centre; why one day, it may be Dragons and Kelpies, the next, Rowdy Poets and Ceilidhs. But this afternoon, the court of Camelot returns, brought to … Continue reading Green Knight – Scottish Storytelling Centre

The Single Lady – theSpace on North Bridge Written by Lauren Brewer & Will Drake Direction by Lauren Brewer Musical Direction by Will Drake ★★★★ “The devil works hard, but the Queen works harder.” Durham University’s Tone Deaf Theatre Company present a snappy, cleverly written musical with a talented cast based on the life and love of Queen Elizabeth the First. The … Continue reading The Single Lady – theSpace on North Bridge

This Is Paradise – Traverse Theatre

Written by Michael John O’Neill Directed by Katherine Nesbitt ★★★★★ The determination to maintain an intimate monologue to the level This Is Paradise offers is a rare feat of theatre. Even the most prolific monologue pieces suffer their ebb and flow of quality. But not this. Michael John O’Neill’s scipt is something remarkable. Upon the request of … Continue reading This Is Paradise – Traverse Theatre

Hamlet with Ian McKellen – St Stephens

Performance concept Peter Schaufuss and Ian McKellen Director and Choreographer Peter Schaufuss ★★ The crown sits heavily upon this knight's head, as Ian McKellen, to absolutely no one's surprise, carries the abridged storytelling mechanics of Hamlet – reciting a ‘best of' hits to an apprehensive and a famished crowd eager to see the man who played the … Continue reading Hamlet with Ian McKellen – St Stephens

Tiger Lady – Pleasance Courtyard

Artistic Direction by Kasia Zaremba-Byrne Co-Written by Alex Byrne ★★★ The circus is the work of the devil. It’s difficult to disagree with Mary-Ann Haynie’s intensely religious aunts. Death-defying acts, beasts, manipulation, scintillating beauty, and an uncanny ability to part hungry audiences with their hard-earned dollars; may be a work of the devil, but Dead … Continue reading Tiger Lady – Pleasance Courtyard