Life is a Dream – The Lyceum

Written by Pedro Calderón  Translated by Jo Clifford Directed by Wils Wilson ★★★★ No, you’re not dreaming. The Royal Lyceum is once more adorned with flickering lamp lights and opened stage doors. Once again, she welcomes residents of Scotland into her embrace, though with a minor stage-lift for this particular production. And you’d be forgiven … Continue reading Life is a Dream – The Lyceum

Looking Good Dead – King’s Theatre

Based on the novel by Peter James Directed by Jonathan O'Boyle ★★ How often does a kind deed for a stranger bite you in the ass? Most of us would ignore a lone USB stick left behind on the train, but Tom Bryce has a knack for attracting trouble, it appears. No good deed goes … Continue reading Looking Good Dead – King’s Theatre

9 To 5 – Edinburgh Playhouse

Music & Lyrics by Dolly Parton Book by Patricia Resnick Directed by Jeff Calhoun ★★★★ 545 days. That’s how long it’s been since the Edinburgh Playhouse roared with The Lion King’s juggernaut presence, and now it returns to the daily grind. Slapping the alarm clock, taking a few more minutes of rest, the sleeping giant … Continue reading 9 To 5 – Edinburgh Playhouse

Jekyll and Hyde – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Adapted by Hannah Lavery Directed by Amy Liptrott ★★★★ On the duality of human nature, Robert Louis Stevenson’s peak gothic novella Jekyll and Hyde has been twisted and pulled and adapted and re-adapted countless times over. Flung into the reaches of Sci-Fi and gender-bent with varying consequences, but there’s always been one aspect underexplored. Until now. There’s … Continue reading Jekyll and Hyde – Pitlochry Festival Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest…? – Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Directed by Simon Parris Written by Josh King ★★★★ Let’s be frank: The Importance of Being Earnest, despite its status as a classic, is a faint and formulaic production which many seek not to experiment with or alter outside of Oscar Wilde’s original comedic trivialisations. The tale in which protagonists maintain fictitious identities to escape the … Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnest…? – Edinburgh International Conference Centre