Human Nurture – Traverse Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/embed/4RV6TJMbDZs?feature=oembed&wmode=transparent Written by Ryan Calais Cameron Directed by Robb Watt ★★★★ What constitutes family? Blood? Comradery? Name? What about race. Human Nurture unpacks the fallout of the baseline questions of nature vs nurture, and how we come together despite differences. Ryan Calais Cameron’s superbly precise and compact production explores the growing tension between two friends, Roger and … Continue reading Human Nurture – Traverse 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

Ice Poison – Taiwanese Film Festival

https://youtu.be/hN6gA9obKxw Written & Directed by Midi Z Taiwan / 2014 / 95 mins ★★ Burmese director Midi Z latest film is a socially conscious remark on the two options facing the poor – both of which risk your life. One is to risk breaking your body with labour, amidst endless hours working for a pittance. The other … Continue reading Ice Poison – Taiwanese Film Festival

Mickey and the Bear – Review

https://youtu.be/e2p9bCvDryM Wirrten & Directed by Annabelle Attanasio The prospect of forging one’s path at the cost of leaving others behind is certainly far from an original narrative for the coming-of-age drama. For first-time writer & director Annabelle Attanasio however, what she achieves with Mickey and the Bear is a heart-wrenching, visceral piece on the pursuit of personal … Continue reading Mickey and the Bear – Review

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