Prism – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/EK1KI1pQXlY Written & Directed by Terry Johnson Based on the life of Jack Cardiff Entire artistry in its own right, the conduction of light by Jack Cardiff would define a method of cinematography which pervades the artform to this day. The Red Shoes, The African Queen and The Black Rose, there is scarcely a shred of celluloid which at … Continue reading Prism – King’s Theatre

Barber Shop Chronicles – The Royal Lyceum

https://youtu.be/awH3QVBJiTs Writer: Inua Ellams Director: Bijan Sheibani We incessantly talk to three people; the barman, perhaps a priest, but always your barber. From the outset, there’s catalytic energy bouncing around, flinging us from Africa to the barbers of Catford, Lewisham or Brixton in a showcase of sensational world-building. Poetic in construct, Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles is … Continue reading Barber Shop Chronicles – The Royal Lyceum

The Monstrous Heart – Traverse Theatre

Written by Oliver Emanuel Directed by Gareth Nicholls Choking, claustrophobic, Mag’s cabin exists in an idyllic retreat many would desire, but others would suffocate within its freedom. Where the subject of nature vs. nurture arises, the concept of a monstrous mother is by no means recent. Oliver Emanuel’s The Monstrous Heart entwines nature so integrally … Continue reading The Monstrous Heart – Traverse Theatre

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

https://youtu.be/E5MQnSEh9Uc Based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus Written by Rona Munro Directed by Patricia Benecke Mary Shelley was a revolutionary of science-fiction and gothic horror. Attempting to pay her in kind, Rona Munro brings her usual visionary skills to open a personal chapter to Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Notoriously difficult to adapt, Munro’s desire … Continue reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Janet Horne, the last woman to be legally executed in the British Isles, arrested in Dornoch Scotland is the subject of Rona Munro’s The Last Witch. Alone with her claw-handed daughter, Janet fends for the pair in the Highlands. Her charms, herbal remedies and manipulation tricks those into offering scraps … Continue reading The Last Witch – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh