Exodus – Traverse Theatre

https://youtu.be/R2Iic1JKamU Written by Uma Nada-Rajah Directed by Debbie Hannan ★★★ The royal vizier, the second-in-command, the confidant; if there is one thing to know about politics - someone else is always pulling the string. The white cliffs of Dover, is there a finer representation of these Isle's welcoming borders? Well, for some, the welcoming part … Continue reading Exodus – Traverse Theatre

Orphans – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/Q3SEXLIUlrE Music and Lyrics by Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly Directed by Cora Bissett  Adapted by Douglas Maxwell ★★★★ A city without another of similar ilk, Glasgow sees layers of history, strife and raucous wonderment collide in a myriad of uninhibited pitches – almost a living, breathing paradox of a city. Nowhere more evident than in Peter Mullan’s … Continue reading Orphans – King’s Theatre

The Enemy – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/uxZ1QXpqBPw Directed by Finn Dern Hertog Written by Kieran Hurley (After Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People) ★★★★ Gentrifying urban spaces from lower-income areas is a wearying, complex and often a begrudging transformative aspect of contemporary Scotland. With various communities underfunded, underpopulated and a shadow of their once-proud market or port days, incoming businesses … Continue reading The Enemy – King’s Theatre

Ghosts – National Theatre Scotland

https://youtu.be/imsXlSV-Ytg Written & Directed by Adura Onashile ★★★★ Surrounding the Merchant City, a construct name for an area of Glasgow, once Scotland’s centre of economics and culture, are the skeletons of its cruel and absent-minded past. A city constructed on the foundations of slavery, these frames are not the bones of the nameless men, women and … Continue reading Ghosts – National Theatre Scotland

My Light Shines On – Ghost Light

Written by Hope Dickson Leach Direction of Photography by Kate Reid BSC ★★★★★ The streets may teem with life as ‘normality’ restores itself, but for many, this year will always sit as a stark reminder of the time the Festival city doused its lights for the safety of all. Well, we kept a few lights … Continue reading My Light Shines On – Ghost Light