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

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