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

Ride The Wave – Review

https://youtu.be/wc_WWv4eBYE Written & Directed by Martyn Robertson UK/2021/78mins ★★★★ When we first encounter Ben Larg, he is twelve, and embarking on a journey to Japan to take part in the under eighteen's world surfing championships. The Scottish champion has been entering competitions since he was eleven, and quite openly and humbly – accepts that he … Continue reading Ride The Wave – Review

The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Written by Writer Tony Roper Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer Songs by Dave Anderson ★★★★ Hogmanay in the fifties. But we’re not in our glad rags partying it up in the high rises and tenements, no, Tony Roper’s firm Scottish classic The Steamie finds us throwing on a pinny and getting our hands into the basin … Continue reading The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Comedy of Errors – Citizen Theatre

Based on the work of William Shakespeare Directed by Dominic Hill ★★★★ Curbed, like so many, by Covid, Dominic Hill’s returning production of Shakespeare’s somewhat estranged piece The Comedy of Errors may have had its original 2021 run condensed; it certainly makes up for the lost time.  The Greek city of Ephesus was the Las … Continue reading Comedy of Errors – Citizen Theatre

I Hope Your Flowers Bloom – Village Storytelling Festival

Created By Ramond Wilson ★★★★ There’s something to be learned from the plants, among the most ancient of creatures on this Earth, and their infinite affinities within literature, semiotic shortcuts and powerful imagery tools. Raymond Wilson taps into the archaic nature of our green-leaved neighbours to tell a tale of contemporary relationships and self-care - … Continue reading I Hope Your Flowers Bloom – Village Storytelling Festival