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Bondagers, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Review

Bondagers cast

To describe Sue Glover’s ‘Bondagers’ as a classic of contemporary Scottish theatre is but to do it justice.

Barnum, Edinburgh Playhouse, Review

Circus skills of Barnum the Musical

‘The Show must go on’ was a maxim that P.T. Barnum and Brian Conley would probably share.

Crash, (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review

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The collision of opposing worlds features in this arresting one-man play.

The Mousetrap, King's Theatre, Review

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Dame Agatha Christie is Queen of the ‘Murder Mystery’ genre, having created well- known detective characters such as Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot in a series of short stories.

Tales of a Grandson, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Grandson

Mr. Cannon’s passion for all things historical is infectious, as he makes real the sort of magical history lesson you thought was only possible in your dreams.

Tales of a Grandson, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

Grandson

Mr. Cannon’s passion for all things historical is infectious, as he makes real the sort of magical history lesson you thought was only possible in your dreams.

Institute, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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Masculine mime with a mixed up message.

Institute, Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Review

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Masculine mime with a mixed up message.

Three Sisters, King's Theatre, Review

John Byrne’s version of Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ re-locates the play to Dunoon in the 1960’s.

Squash, (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review

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Life in a Scotch Sitting Room taken to new 18 storey heights.

Seven Hungers, Summerhall, Review

Seven Hungers

As humans we are inherently hungry. Hungry for love, desire, security and violence and of course, the substance vital to our survival, food.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Traverse Theatre, Review

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White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an interesting experiment, but it’s difficult to pin down precisely what - if anything - can be learnt from it.

Sunset Song, King’s Theatre, Review

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In another marking of the century since the start of WW1, Sell a Door Theatre Company has chosen to stage Alastair Cording’s adaptation of Sunset Song.

Flame Proof (A Play, A Pie and A Pint), Traverse, Review

Flame Proof at Traverse

Today’s maze of social complexities is at the core of this fast paced funny piece about the result of rage when that ‘flame of pain’ fails to be extinguished after a relationship break-up.

Outlying Islands, Traverse, Review

Helen mackay and Martin Richarson in Outlying Islands

How to people behave when removed from society’s mores and are thrown to the claim of nature?

HeLa, Traverse Theatre, review

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HeLa is the story of remarkable success and shocking failure that starkly demonstrates how basic human rights have been continually sacrificed on the altar of scientific progress.

Regeneration, King’s Theatre, Review

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Adapting a book to a play is challenge.

The Man Jesus, Brunton, Review

It is a mark of the stature of an actor that he gets a round of applause just for stepping on the stage. It is unconventional when the stage is set for a play in which he stars but that was the reception that met the well- known figure of Simon Callow as he walked on to the white floor of the Brunton stage.

Kill Johnny Glendenning, Lyceum, Review

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A mad mental malkie of a play!

Blabbermouth 1, The Assembly Hall, review

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From midday to midnight on the day before Scotland’s Referendum on Independence, The National Theatre of Scotland hosted a live twelve-hour celebration of Scottish music and spoken word written by Sco

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