The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – King’s Theatre

Original Text by Washington Irving Adapted by Philip Meeks Directed by Jake Smith ★★ So... Art is subjective, as is tone. Horror is another avenue in which the prickling frights of jump scares and spooks may shiver one’s spine and tickle the funny bone of another. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a gargantuan classic of American … Continue reading The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – King’s Theatre

Beauty and the Beast – Edinburgh Playhouse

Composition and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton Directed & Choreographed by Matt West ★★★★★ Sharing its name and narrative from the hegemonic version of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s version of the fairy-tale, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been a glittering, shining rose for the lives of children and … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast – Edinburgh Playhouse

The Grandmother’s Grimm – Assembly Roxy

Written by Emily Ingram Directed by Gerry Kielty and Emily Ingram ★★★★★ On a dark, dark night, in a dark, dark room, two brothers sit and conspire. Their names are pre-eminent with history; Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm – but they aren’t alone in this room, for two women are also present at the birth of … Continue reading The Grandmother’s Grimm – Assembly Roxy

The Lost Happy Endings – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/hojf6u-45IE Original Story by Carol Ann Duffy Choreography by Liv Lorent ★★★★ Happy endings seem hard to come back right now, don’t they? It’s difficult in the present climate to appreciate the smaller things, to find joy and solace in a story or two. And often, the chipperness in those tales that guided us through … Continue reading The Lost Happy Endings – Festival Theatre

The Winter Lake – Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyMNgKOR8ZE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=StrikeMedia Directed by Phil Sheerin Written by David Turpin Ireland/Canada/2021/92mins ★★★ In the solitude of the countryside, one often mistakes the harmonious landscape as safe and serene, unaware of the potential darkness lurking beneath the rolling hills and isolated beauty. It seems all too common that the bleak silence of rural life draws out the … Continue reading The Winter Lake – Review