frisson (in a bar) – Leith Arches

Written by CMF Wood Directed by Ross Hope ★★★ Love’s a bitch, isn’t it? Especially for those who sought connection during the onset of the Pandemic, where isolation crept into more homes than ever. It was a time of tremendous frustrations and loneliness – for those unable to see family, and loved ones and conduct … Continue reading frisson (in a bar) – Leith Arches


Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort of) – Royal Lyceum Written by Isobel McArthur, after Jane Austen Directed by Isobel McArthur and Simon Harvey ★★★★★ It takes vision to reinvigorate a text, particularly a homogenous genre-defining work of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Ignore every preconception you may have about the Romantic Drama of Austen’s literary classic and enable Isobel McArthur to pulverise those ideas … Continue reading Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort of) – Royal Lyceum

Wuthering Heights – King’s Theatre Written by Emily Brontë Adapted and Directed by Emma Rice ★★★★ A young boy abandoned on the Liverpool docks, his skin a different shade than those around him. A boy beaten and abused by his new brother, adored by his new father and will change the life of his new sister – and it … Continue reading Wuthering Heights – King’s Theatre

Rock of Ages – Edinburgh Playhouse

Book by Chris D'Arienzo Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp ★★★ Time to dig out the Jukebox list: Lovers? Check. Back catalogue of a specified genre's finest? Check. Business Tycoon seeking to crush dreams? Ja. A flamboyantly fabulous narrator? You bet your ass. But is Rock of Ages more than that? … Continue reading Rock of Ages – Edinburgh Playhouse

Cyrano – Universal Pictures Directed by Joe Wright Written by Edmond Rostand Adapted by Erica Schmidt ★★★★ Unconditional love - a bounty of limitless possibilities: of pain and euphoria. There’s no wonder why it, and its hideous sibling unrequited love, are the rhyme & reason of many a poet and performer. Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac underpins the values of … Continue reading Cyrano – Universal Pictures