Still – Traverse Theatre

Written by Frances Poet Directed by Gareth Nicholls ★★★★ Pain is a difficult thing to communicate. It manifests in a myriad of intricate and contorting ways – emotional, mental and physical.  Still is Frances Poet's effort to capture varying experiences of it. Gaynor, a housebound mother confined by chronic pain, is awaiting the birth of her … Continue reading Still – Traverse Theatre

Niqabi Ninja – Edinburgh International Festival

Written by Sara Shaarawi Directed by Catrin Evans ★★★ Simultaneously across five Scottish locations, a series of Graphic-Novel stills emerge over the various cities. They’re artwork – striking, sensational and tapping on a reservoir of potential brilliance; created by Gehan Mounir as marker pieces of Sara Shaarawi’s audio-story performance written in reaction to the mob … Continue reading Niqabi Ninja – Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

In an expanding world where digital communications progress and develop complexities, and even intimacies, how timely that Scottish Ballet aim to rejuvenate Léo Delibes’ darkly comedic tale of mischief and identity. Evolving from Coppélia origins, UK based creators, Jess & Morgs with JeffJames' dramaturgy intend to ask what precisely it means to be mortal in … Continue reading Scottish Ballet – Coppélia at the Edinburgh International Festival

The Lyceum Christmas Tales – Royal Lyceum Theatre

https://youtu.be/XqBNcCFp2SM Directed by Zinnie Harris & Wils Wilson Written by Louise Ironside, Jackie Kay, Lynda Radley & Shona Reppe ★★★★ A Christmas past, a Christmas present and looking to Christmases yet to come, The Royal Lyceum Theatre strips bare the hallowed stalls of their stage to ensure the spirit of theatre presents itself to hungry … Continue reading The Lyceum Christmas Tales – Royal Lyceum Theatre

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