Talawa Stories: Pretty Little Thing – BBC Radio 4

Written by Roberta Livingston Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour ★★★★ What’s a thief’s worst nightmare? Dogs, police, alarms, Macaulay Culkin? Or is it running into another thief whilst in the middle of a break-in? Willow and Nicole find themselves in the garden of No. 92, both with quite different intentions for this evening’s activities. They decide … Continue reading Talawa Stories: Pretty Little Thing – BBC Radio 4

Tennis Elbow – Pitlochry Festival Theatre & The Royal Lyceum

Written by John Byrne Directed by Elizabeth Newman ★★★ A linguistical legend within his own right, it’s been a fair few years since the Scottish writer John Byrne has produced a play. In 1977, the debut production of Writer’s Cramp catapulted Byrne into the hall of Scottish cultural nobility. From pen to palette, Tennis Elbow reverses the gender focus … Continue reading Tennis Elbow – Pitlochry Festival Theatre & The Royal Lyceum

GirlPlay – The Space UK

Written by Sarah Richardson Directed by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth ★★★★★ Perplexing though it may be, sex is still a taboo subject for many people. People with ‘cringing’ attitudes towards women’s autonomy, exploration and understanding of their bodies through masturbation, and physical interactions with others.  GirlPlay undresses the ideas of keeping sex and love in the bedroom, moving … Continue reading GirlPlay – The Space UK

Breakfast Plays: Matterhorn – Traverse Festival

Written by Amy Rhianne Milton ★★★ With the promise of a sensational work of otherworldly fantasy, Amy Rhianne Milton’s piece for the Traverse Festival’s Breakfast Plays may set itself on the outer reaches of reality, but at its centre is a deeply pertinent story. On the outskirts of time, as reality crumbles, a cathedral sits as humanity’s final bastion. A … Continue reading Breakfast Plays: Matterhorn – Traverse Festival

Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer – White Cobra

Written by Peter Drake Directed by Fraser Haines ★★★ Bookclubs sound rather fun, don’t they? Or at least, the idea of them does. Gathering with a bunch of friends, acquaintances and potential strangers, to chat about something for a few hours and lock away the pangs of regular life (and we hear wine is often … Continue reading Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer – White Cobra