Grease – Festival Theatre

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey Directed by Nikolai Foster ★★★★ It’s 1959 - and who knows what the sixties will bring. In the states, Rock, Pop and Motown rule the roost with their intense and addictive tracks, while Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley have a lot to answer for with … Continue reading Grease – Festival Theatre

Screen 9 – Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Written & Directed by Kate Barton ★★★★ If one were to google the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, or more grotesquely known as the Batman shootings, a name would emerge. This is not the name to remember - this is the name to dismiss, reject and strike from history. The names of the twelve victims, and … Continue reading Screen 9 – Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

https://youtu.be/reyy9ASpMSc Directed by Justin Pemberton Based on the book by Thomas Piketty New Zealand/ 2019/ 103 mins ★★★★ We’re halfway through 2020, a peculiar pandemic year which hosts a variety of elections, consequences, narcissistic reaches, and exposure of the toxic systems in place in a way which bathes inequalities – particularly economic – in a … Continue reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Celtic Tiger – The Show Must Go On

Directed and Choreography Michael Flatley ★★ With no ill intent, Americans will love this. Which will probably answer any questions for anyone watching Celtic Tiger. Lord of the Dance, the flashiest of toe-tappers and a bonified Irishman performer, Michael Flatley has an exceptionally acute sense of over-the-top style, panache and gusto when it comes to dance for the … Continue reading Celtic Tiger – The Show Must Go On

Hamilton – Disney +

https://youtu.be/DSCKfXpAGHc Directed by Thomas Kail Book, Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda ★★★★★ For people who never understood, indeed resented, the attention and proclaimed brilliance of Hamilton – this is the opportunity to witness the phenomenon which has, and continues to, challenge the face of theatrical culture and historical perception. The American founding fathers, among … Continue reading Hamilton – Disney +