James IV – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dNdrPA6gqGU Written by Rona Munro Directed by Laurie Sansom ★★★★ Ambition. It can be a King’s folly, a Queen’s sentence, and the Rabble’s making. But it extends, not only in character, but with the playwright, and the decision to move beyond the initial triptych James plays is a bold one. Celebrated Scottish writer Rona Munro … Continue reading James IV – Festival Theatre

Don Quixote: Man of Clackmannanshire – Dundee Rep

Written by Ben Lewis Directed by Lu Kemp ★★★★★ Living a relatively quiet middle-class lifestyle amidst the trinkets and collectables which faintly glitter with promise and memory, Don, an intelligent, eccentric gentleman of a growing age from Clackmannanshire, is peppered with the natterings and intrusions of his family and care-workers. They fret over him with … Continue reading Don Quixote: Man of Clackmannanshire – Dundee Rep

Bold Girls – Cumbernauld Lanternhouse

Written by Rona Munro Directed by Michael Duke ★★★★ From Cumbernauld to the Lothians to the borough of Camden – Scottish playwright Rona Munro’s exceptional talents are spreading across the country as James IV has its world-premiere this week in Edinburgh at the Festival Theatre, with Mary set to open towards the end of October at Hampstead Theatre.  But … Continue reading Bold Girls – Cumbernauld Lanternhouse

Break My Windows – Traverse Theatre

Written by Dave Gerow Directed by Ken Alexander ★★★ Sam is just looking for a decent way to get by. Something where he can do his time and maybe work his way up the ladder for something a little bit better. And when graduate boyfriend Brandon, currently working as a recruitment manager at his father’s … Continue reading Break My Windows – Traverse Theatre

549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – The Brunton Theatre

https://youtu.be/hQC7-ie1_VY Written by Jack Nurse & Robbie Gordon Directed by Jack Nurse ★★★★ To paraphrase the right honourable MP Mhairi Black: there’s an ‘F’ word that the country is too fearful to speak. A word we need to vocalise, and a word Wonder Fools encourages audiences to use. A word which thousands died in their … Continue reading 549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War – The Brunton Theatre