The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

https://youtu.be/aOjBzOd7rn8 Artistic Direction by Christopher Hampson and Lez Brotherston Choreography by Christopher Hampson and Peter Darrell Written by Sam Brown ★★★★★ A creaky door, a ghost-light, and an ambition to see the sorcery which occurs beyond the crimson curtains. We’ve had peeks, perhaps even tours, but those of us outside of the secrecy and trickery … Continue reading The Secret Theatre – Scottish Ballet

My Light Shines On – Ghost Light

Written by Hope Dickson Leach Direction of Photography by Kate Reid BSC ★★★★★ The streets may teem with life as ‘normality’ restores itself, but for many, this year will always sit as a stark reminder of the time the Festival city doused its lights for the safety of all. Well, we kept a few lights … Continue reading My Light Shines On – Ghost Light

The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Choreography by Christopher Hampson Design by Lez Brotherston Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Reworking the timeless tale by Hans Christian Anderson, no doubt borrowing from Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story, Scottish Ballet continues into the closure of its 50th anniversary with The Snow Queen. In this version, the deviating … Continue reading The Snow Queen – Festival Theatre

The Crucible – Scottish Ballet, Theatre Royal Glasgow

https://youtu.be/aX7v1JsXf5s Based on the play of Arthur Miller Choreographed by Helen Pickett Artistic Collaboration by James Bonas Composition by Peter Salem A prescient message of our time, the relevance of texts to a modern audience seems to change very little - only in so far as who finds themselves the target of today’s witch-hunt. Claustrophobic, … Continue reading The Crucible – Scottish Ballet, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Bull – The Space @ Niddry St.

https://youtu.be/m5FXdNU0EFE Written by Mike Bartlett Directed by Adam Tomkins Runs at The Space @ Niddry St until August 24th (not 18th), 17.20pm Bullying doesn’t stop when you hit adulthood - they just change up the tactics. With such a fine line between workplace harassment and genuine levels of manipulation, Mike Bartlett’s Bull examines the insane … Continue reading Bull – The Space @ Niddry St.