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

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

The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Written by Writer Tony Roper Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer Songs by Dave Anderson ★★★★ Hogmanay in the fifties. But we’re not in our glad rags partying it up in the high rises and tenements, no, Tony Roper’s firm Scottish classic The Steamie finds us throwing on a pinny and getting our hands into the basin … Continue reading The Steamie – Dundee Rep

Burn – King’s Theatre

Created & Choreographed by Alan Cumming and Steven Hoggett ★★★★ Oh, but what a dreich evening, thunderstruck, with nought but misery lingering in the air. The silhouette of a lanky-haired fella’ seems to brave the torrents atop the distressed boards with not but his clothes, his paper and quill, perhaps you know him? Robert. Rabbie. … Continue reading Burn – King’s Theatre

I Hope Your Flowers Bloom – Village Storytelling Festival

Created By Ramond Wilson ★★★★ There’s something to be learned from the plants, among the most ancient of creatures on this Earth, and their infinite affinities within literature, semiotic shortcuts and powerful imagery tools. Raymond Wilson taps into the archaic nature of our green-leaved neighbours to tell a tale of contemporary relationships and self-care - … Continue reading I Hope Your Flowers Bloom – Village Storytelling Festival