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

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

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

Myra’s Story – Assembly Spiegeltent Palais du Variété

Written by Brian Foster ★★★★★ Look down; you’ll see a sea of people you can’t look in the eye. Perhaps you’ve invented a text on your phone, or maybe you suddenly have to itch the right side of your face. We’ve all done it. We’ve all felt the momentary blip of guilt. But for once, … Continue reading Myra’s Story – Assembly Spiegeltent Palais du Variété

Here Are The Young Men – Review

https://youtu.be/yj5DP6rqyN4 Directed by Eion Macken Ireland USA/ 2020/96 mins ★★ Unable to separate itself from the distinctly obvious inspirations of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, Here Are The Young Men lowers the age of the principal cast and centres on three lads finishing school and emerging into the cruel and waiting world. The transgression of youth is a staple of cinematic … Continue reading Here Are The Young Men – Review