Psychodrama – Traverse Theatre Written and Directed by Matt Wilkinson ★★★★★ “What he did was not just a crime against humanity… it was a crime against Theatre”. So, the question is, what the hell did he do? In this remarkably astute one-woman monologue, performed by Emily Bruni, age is the unfortunate reminding factor – inescapable for a once … Continue reading Psychodrama – Traverse Theatre

Looking Good Dead – King’s Theatre

Based on the novel by Peter James Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle ★★ How often does a kind deed for a stranger bite you in the ass? Most of us would ignore a lone USB stick left behind on the train, but Tom Bryce has a knack for attracting trouble, it appears. No good deed goes … Continue reading Looking Good Dead – King’s Theatre

Jekyll and Hyde – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Adapted by Hannah Lavery Directed by Amy Liptrott ★★★★ On the duality of human nature, Robert Louis Stevenson’s peak gothic novella Jekyll and Hyde has been twisted and pulled and adapted and re-adapted countless times over. Flung into the reaches of Sci-Fi and gender-bent with varying consequences, but there’s always been one aspect underexplored. Until now. There’s … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Fear of Roses – Assembly Roxy

Written & Directed by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller ★★★ ‘Girl Boss’ gets thrown around quite a bit these days, doesn’t it? This concept - that to be in command (and remain in charge), one needs to channel an assertive power stance, rather than its origins as a woman forging a path of entrepreneurship and women's rights in … Continue reading Fear of Roses – Assembly Roxy

The Birthday Cake – Review Directed by Jimmy Giannopoulos Written by Jimmy Giannopolous, Diomedes Raul Bermudez & Shiloh Fernandez USA/ 2021/ 93 mins ★★ amily is everything to the Mob. It’s the age-old rule of what not to touch – and precisely where to hurt someone the most. A gangster flick concealing an attempted family drama, director Jimmy Giannopoulo … Continue reading The Birthday Cake – Review