Julius Caesar – Debating Hall, Teviot House

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Devki Panchmatia Assistant Direction by Max Lister ★★★ The Ides of March are upon us, and so with the passing of Winter, Caesar will rule no more. Transformed into a den of bootlegged gin, vice and vicious victory, the Debating Hall, Teviot House serves a superbly enchanting setting for … Continue reading Julius Caesar – Debating Hall, Teviot House

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Macbeth (An Undoing) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written and Directed by Zinnie Harris Set Design by Tom Piper ★★★★ Lady Macbeth is the theatrical matriarch of antagonism: manipulative and sly, brilliant and controlled - yet her place within the second act is eclipsed by the men strutting with their swords out. But why? Why does a woman who displays little to no … Continue reading Macbeth (An Undoing) – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Hamlet with Ian McKellen – St Stephens

Performance concept Peter Schaufuss and Ian McKellen Director and Choreographer Peter Schaufuss ★★ The crown sits heavily upon this knight's head, as Ian McKellen, to absolutely no one's surprise, carries the abridged storytelling mechanics of Hamlet – reciting a ‘best of' hits to an apprehensive and a famished crowd eager to see the man who played the … Continue reading Hamlet with Ian McKellen – St Stephens

Julius Caesar – Summerhall

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Ewan Downie ★★★★ All good things must pass, as fields wilt and rivers dry, as teeth decay and fledglings fly. So to, Caesar must rule no more. Company of Wolves' already well-received production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar meets its end (for now) in the consecrated corridors of Summerhall – a fitting … Continue reading Julius Caesar – Summerhall

Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/wgzyPG68UFA Based on the work of William Shakespeare Musical Direction by Dominic Hill Conduction by Stuart Stratford ★★★★★ Shakespearean Opera – it’s a nightmare of a concoction, merging two gigantic forms of artistic expression, running the risk of overwrought emotion or needless complexity. More often than not, the scroll of failures outweighs the pleasant experiences. … Continue reading Scottish Opera: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Festival Theatre