Julius Caesar – Summerhall

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Ewan Downie ★★★★ All good things must pass, as fields wilt and rivers dry, as teeth decay and fledglings fly. So to, Caesar must rule no more. Company of Wolves' already well-received production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar meets its end (for now) in the consecrated corridors of Summerhall – a fitting … Continue reading Julius Caesar – Summerhall

Red Ellen – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Caroline Bird Directed by Wils Wilson ★★★ The eve of Local Council Elections in the UK seems a rather fitting time for the opening of Caroline Bird’s semi-biography of revolutionary activist and parliamentary political shaker-upper Ellen Wilkinson at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. And though Red Ellen, Labour MP who staunchly opposed the party's luke-warm indifference … Continue reading Red Ellen – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Milkshake – Play, Pie & Pint

Written by Rob Drummond Directed by Finn Den Hertog ★★★ Wilson, Prescott, Mandelson, Farage, Miliband, Farage (again), Corbyn - there’s not a lot that these men share – outside of their target practice for dairy products. Tory MP Arthur and PHD graduate Owen find themselves in restorative justice, a session designed to resolve a meaningful … Continue reading Milkshake – Play, Pie & Pint

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

Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/oL3IC6Q35VM Book, Song & Lyrics by Willy Russel Directed by Bob Tomson & Bill Kenwright ★★★★ Legendary - Willy Russell’s musical Blood Brothers, beloved across the country, draws the ancient philosophical narrative of nurture versus nature into the contemporary world. Downtrodden and faced with no alternative, Mrs Johnstone is scarcely able to feed her existing children … Continue reading Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse