Ghosts – National Theatre Scotland

https://youtu.be/imsXlSV-Ytg Written & Directed by Adura Onashile ★★★★ Surrounding the Merchant City, a construct name for an area of Glasgow, once Scotland’s centre of economics and culture, are the skeletons of its cruel and absent-minded past. A city constructed on the foundations of slavery, these frames are not the bones of the nameless men, women and … Continue reading Ghosts – National Theatre Scotland

Gash Theatre Gets Ghosts – Camden People’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/el4UFXjT8yM Created by Maddie Flint and Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn ★★★ In 2017 Merriam-Webster and the Oxford Dictionary updated the term ‘ghosting’ beyond the previous association with static television. The act of silencing communications with a personal relationship, to ghost someone, has become synonymous with quick hook-ups and avoidance of social responsibilities. But there’s something more meticulously … Continue reading Gash Theatre Gets Ghosts – Camden People’s Theatre

A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Written by Ben Brown Directed by Alastair Whatley ★★★★ Allegiance is a peculiar concept, an unfaltering loyalty to something other than us: to countries, to politics and most complexly to friendships. It has a staining presence, particularly in its absence or repentance, and to ‘switch sides’ or betray your supposed allegiance is a branding mark … Continue reading A Splinter of Ice – Original Theatre Company

Vigil – Mechanimal & Pound Arts

Created by Tom Bailey Direction of Photography by Jack Offord ★★★★★ Twenty-six thousand. This is the number of species listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s ‘Red List’. In a collaboration between Mechanimal and Pound Arts, Tom Bailey’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 smash has been recorded at the Pound Arts Centre, infusing the … Continue reading Vigil – Mechanimal & Pound Arts

Talking Gods: Persephone – Arrows & Traps

Written & Directed by Ross McGregor ★★★★ Over the millennia, the Grecian pantheon of immortals, gods and goddesses has been the basis for literature, culture, cinema, and other belief systems. The building blocks for many storytelling foundations – the heroic tales of Heracles, the beauty of Helen of Troy or the punishments of Tartarus are … Continue reading Talking Gods: Persephone – Arrows & Traps