Fascinating Aïda – Festival Theatre

Directed by Paul Foster Featuring Michael Roulston on Piano ★★★★ For just shy of forty years, Fascinating Aïda has taken a harpoon to topical issues and presented their views on the world, love, life, and gin through the medium of comedic songwriting. And though cast members dip in and out, the longevity of the group survives and … Continue reading Fascinating Aïda – Festival Theatre

Aaron and Julia – The Space

Written by Oliver Myers Directed by Amelia Hursey ★★ For a time, the Welsh town of Caerleon – or Isca as it was previously known, was on the lips of countless Roman-Britons as a vitally significant military fortress. Now a scenic, charming area of the nation, the history has never been truly erased, but it … Continue reading Aaron and Julia – The Space

Giants and Toys – Blu-Ray Release

https://youtu.be/IpBNmo6Rhp4 Directed by Yasuzô Masumura Japan/ 1958/ 95 mins ★★★★ A sweet tooth isn’t enough anymore, as a post-war Japan comes to loggerheads with the tactics of Western capitalism; where the ethical practices of a traditional company and family values waiver at the corrosive touch of glorified media and advertising excesses. Three candy manufacturers Giant, … Continue reading Giants and Toys – Blu-Ray Release

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

Catch – 22 – The Biscuit Factory

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/QRxl9FVR/all-catch-22_hd.mp4 Written by Joseph Heller Directed by Hannah Bradley Insidiously paradoxical, Captain Yossarian (Yo-Yo) finds himself confined by the titular catch of the airforce: those who are compos mentis enough to recognise the dangers of flying are sane enough to pass the medical. Which unfortunately means playing insane isn’t an option, as only the loons … Continue reading Catch – 22 – The Biscuit Factory