The Lyceum Christmas Tales – Royal Lyceum Theatre

https://youtu.be/XqBNcCFp2SM Directed by Zinnie Harris & Wils Wilson Written by Louise Ironside, Jackie Kay, Lynda Radley & Shona Reppe ★★★★ A Christmas past, a Christmas present and looking to Christmases yet to come, The Royal Lyceum Theatre strips bare the hallowed stalls of their stage to ensure the spirit of theatre presents itself to hungry … Continue reading The Lyceum Christmas Tales – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Breakfast Plays: Matterhorn – Traverse Festival

Written by Amy Rhianne Milton ★★★ With the promise of a sensational work of otherworldly fantasy, Amy Rhianne Milton’s piece for the Traverse Festival’s Breakfast Plays may set itself on the outer reaches of reality, but at its centre is a deeply pertinent story. On the outskirts of time, as reality crumbles, a cathedral sits as humanity’s final bastion. A … Continue reading Breakfast Plays: Matterhorn – Traverse Festival

Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti – Lyceum Theatre

Written by Bertold Brecht Adapted by Denise Mina Directed by Murat Daltaban “Never accept charity instead of your rights” - this exceptionally powerful excerpt from Denise Mina’s adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s socialist satire had the potential to solidify a lacerating piece of Scottish theatre but instead sits as the dribbles of a once splendid cocktail, … Continue reading Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti – Lyceum Theatre

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen Directed by Paul Brotherston Ignore everything you may have thought you knew about Jane Austen’s literary classic Pride & Prejudice; Isobel McArthur is about to change your entire perception. It takes a vision to reinvigorate a text, especially one with as countless adaptations, stiffness and dust that Pride & Prejudice conjure … Continue reading Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Panopticon – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Jenni Fagan Director: Debbie Hannan Panopticon: noun. A historical building, most often a windowed prison turning in on itself, allowing a sense of visual connection. The inhabitants are on view at all times. Never really themselves, their thoughts the only thing kept apart from their keepers. It is also the titular building in which … Continue reading The Panopticon – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh