A Summer of Spring – White Cobra Theatre

Written by Vivian C. Lermond Directed & Edited by Martin Borley-Cox ★★★ With theatres and rehearsal spaces closed, a firm favourite (audio dramas) have benefitted from a revitalising breath thanks to their accessible nature. Returning with another such drama, award-winning White Cobra presents a family drama centred around the sympathetic experiences and tensions between two … Continue reading A Summer of Spring – White Cobra Theatre

Uncorked – Netflix

https://youtu.be/s0sZtjE2MXg Written & Directed by Prentice Penny USA/2020/104 minutes On the subject of wine, The United States not only seems intent on procuring a namesake for their product, but American cinema too has a steadily dripping reserve of films where vineyards sit as a central theme. For every Bottle Shock or Sideways, which take a predominately middle-class approach, there … Continue reading Uncorked – Netflix

The Breadwinner

https://youtu.be/SnpBc8YvGpk Directed by Nora Twomey Written by Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis Gloriously direct, “The Breadwinner” (2017) turns the patriarchal trope of a sole provider into an unflinching tale of a young Afghan girl’s determination, fear and resilience under Taliban rule in 2001. Based on Deborah Ellis’ bestselling novel, who returns to write the screenplay, “The Breadwinner” … Continue reading The Breadwinner

A Taste of Honey – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Written by Shelagh Delaney Directed by Bijan Sheibani Tickets Available from Capital Theatres: https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/taste-of-honey It might seem grim up north, or this could be the skewed view thanks to a series of kitchen-sink realism pieces emerging throughout Britain in the ‘50s and ‘60s. A prime example is that of Shelagh Delaney’s gritty, but enriching play … Continue reading A Taste of Honey – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Crocodile Fever – Traverse Theatre

https://youtu.be/m4bW8kZaZCI Written by Meghan Tyler Directed by Gareth Nicholls To be blunt, Crocodile Fever is a smack in the face in all of the best ways possible. Dark, hilarious, violent, gruesome, wholesome and a clusterfuck of religious iconography and blasphemy – and you have to get behind every second. It's a story of sisterhood; a portrayal of a timeless … Continue reading Crocodile Fever – Traverse Theatre