Christmas Dinner – Royal Lyceum theatre

Written by Robert Alan Evans Directed by Gill Robertson ★★★★ This time of year is complex. For as much as we adore Christmas and suffered with the break from traditional Festive gatherings and parties (well, some of us did…) - one cannot blame those who perhaps wish that Christmas was cancelled. From the busy schedules … Continue reading Christmas Dinner – Royal Lyceum theatre

The Enemy – King’s Theatre

https://youtu.be/uxZ1QXpqBPw Directed by Finn Dern Hertog Written by Kieran Hurley (After Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People) ★★★★ Gentrifying urban spaces from lower-income areas is a wearying, complex and often a begrudging transformative aspect of contemporary Scotland. With various communities underfunded, underpopulated and a shadow of their once-proud market or port days, incoming businesses … Continue reading The Enemy – King’s Theatre

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