Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/Bf4Sst2Xg3U Original Choreography & Direction for Pas de Dieux by Gene Kelly Additional Choreography & Scenario by Christopher Hampson ★★★★ Camera, Lights, Action. Scottish Ballet paints the Festival Theatre in the glad rags of old Hollywood with a Parisian flair in an explosive return to the Edinburgh stage after a long-awaited tour. Unbeknownst to many, … Continue reading Starstruck – Scottish Ballet

While At War – Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

https://youtu.be/r6SRiVrUlic Written by Alejandro Amenábar Directed by Alejandro Amenábar & Alejandro Hernández Spain/2019/107mins ★★★★ “Drain the swamp”. “Taking back control”. Or, in the case of Alejandro Amenábar's 2019 release While At War: “Long Live Death”. Amenábar searingly paints a sobering and sturdy (true) story of the tactics utilised at the onset of the Spanish Civil War to quash … Continue reading While At War – Edinburgh Spanish Film Festival

Plan A – Review

https://youtu.be/FPP_304khFo Written & Directed by Yoav Paz & Doron Paz Germany & Israel/2021/109mins ★★ s millions celebrated the end of World War II, there’s a habit of conjuring this immediate image of the defeat of Hitler as a drawn curtain. In reality, for thousands of survivors of the Holocaust, returning Jewish communities found that, despite … Continue reading Plan A – Review

Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/oL3IC6Q35VM Book, Song & Lyrics by Willy Russel Directed by Bob Tomson & Bill Kenwright ★★★★ Legendary - Willy Russell’s musical Blood Brothers, beloved across the country, draws the ancient philosophical narrative of nurture versus nature into the contemporary world. Downtrodden and faced with no alternative, Mrs Johnstone is scarcely able to feed her existing children … Continue reading Blood Brothers – Edinburgh Playhouse

The Woman in Black – King’s Theatre

Based on Susan Hill's Book Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt Directed by Robin Herford ★★★★ Theatres and their spectres have an abundant and symbiotic relationship, many as equally famous as their venues and star-studded productions - after all, are you really a theatre without a ghost? A rite of passage, The Woman in Black has captivated … Continue reading The Woman in Black – King’s Theatre