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

Underwood Lane – Johnstone Town Hall

Written by John Byrne Directed by Andy Arnold ★★★ Love, life, death, and a poke of chips; it’s the 60s in Scotland, West Coast Johnstone and Paisley, where the weather is temperamental, and the unshackled restrictions and attitudes of the Swinging Sixties hadn’t quite made it north of the border. But there was one thing … Continue reading Underwood Lane – Johnstone Town Hall

Kneecaps – Assemby Roxy

Written by Joe Hunter Directed by Rachel Fraser ★★★ Moot Point Collective, a queer-led creative company bring Joe Hunter’s new writing piece, Kneecaps, to the Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh. A surreal, and a darkly comic piece which seeds questions surrounding queer identity in a hostile world around the survival mechanics of a life-threatening epidemic. Isolated … Continue reading Kneecaps – Assemby Roxy

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Written by Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Lesley Hart Directed by Marc Small ★★★ Everything seems by the books: the Deer stalkers, the accent and delivery, the corpse located near a scrawled ‘RACHE’ – that is, until we note the Ketchup blood stains. We dare say it to be Elementary of sorts, in what at first unfolds … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

StagEHd – RoundUp

Despite the intensity and richness of the festival seasons across Edinburgh (and yes, there are others beyond August) there is always room for something to shake the status quo and demonstrate a sliver of uniqueness, an alternative angle, or to provide accessibility. With the progressive manoeuvre towards additional (and different) festivals in the city, StagEHd, … Continue reading StagEHd – RoundUp