Tosca – The Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/dyQx7H4fXh8 Opera created by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Revival Direction by Jonathan Cocker Leader of The Orchestra of Scottish Opera - Anthony Moffat Conducted by Stuart Stratford Puccini’s melodramatic masterpiece Tosca has it all; corruption, lust, heartbreak and the bureaucracy of history. Shifting the timeframe into the 20th century, there is still … Continue reading Tosca – The Festival Theatre

Catch – 22 – The Biscuit Factory

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/QRxl9FVR/all-catch-22_hd.mp4 Written by Joseph Heller Directed by Hannah Bradley Insidiously paradoxical, Captain Yossarian (Yo-Yo) finds himself confined by the titular catch of the airforce: those who are compos mentis enough to recognise the dangers of flying are sane enough to pass the medical. Which unfortunately means playing insane isn’t an option, as only the loons … Continue reading Catch – 22 – The Biscuit Factory

Forget Me Not – Royal Lyceum Theatre

Piano & Conduction by Barrie Kosky Performed by Komische Oper Berlin  When it comes to Yiddish culture, it’s true what they say – they made Hollywood. They built Broadway. There is not a composer or lyricist creating today in Western culture who was not, indirectly or otherwise, influenced in some way by Yiddish musicians, singers … Continue reading Forget Me Not – Royal Lyceum Theatre

9 to 5 – Edinburgh Playhouse

https://youtu.be/o5uTpFvD_IQ Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Directed by Jeff Calhoun Let’s just get something straight: too few of us actually enjoy our jobs. Certainly not those early mornings, hiding in the bathroom to play on our phones, avoiding awkward co-workers and superfluous bosses who seem to have obtained their status … Continue reading 9 to 5 – Edinburgh Playhouse

The King – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/yMJnsTx-TBg Written by David Michôd and Joel Edgerton Directed by David Michôd David Michôd‘s Henriad drama, The King, comprises three works of the bard, taking Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and 2) and Henry V and forming them into a composite piece of historical drama. The drunkard, layabout son of King Henry IV, Hal finds himself under the pressure of ascending the throne, progressing from … Continue reading The King – Edinburgh Filmhouse