Review: A Judgement In Stone Jun20

Review: A Judgement ...

The Classic Thriller Theatre Company Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 19-24 June 2017 [usr 2] Suspense is Ruth Rendell’s thing. Of A Judgement In Stone, she once said her success was in “making my readers feel pity for my psychopaths, because I do”. This adaptation of the novel,...

Review: The Crucible Jun14

Review: The Crucible

Selladoor Productions Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 12-17 June 2017 [usr 3] Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is known for its chilling analogy to McCarthyist practices during the Cold War, and since its premiere has become a tour de force in the canon of American drama. Selladoor...

Review: The Ching Room Jun13

Review: The Ching Ro...

Attune Theatre Various Locations, Glasgow, 10-13 June 2017 [usr 3] Can a drug fueled euphoria – delivered and paid for under threat – force you to reconsider your priorities and better assert your boundaries in life? Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of The Ching...

Review: Shopping and Fucking Jun07

Review: Shopping and...

Fear No Colours Theatre Company Stereo, Glasgow, 5-7 June 2017 [usr 2] Are all our fantasies worthy of fulfilling? Shopping and Fucking is a grimey black comedy about a bisexual junkie going clean and his associates including his two flatmates who are forced to work phone-sex lines to pay...

Review: Jane Eyre Jun06

Review: Jane Eyre

The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal Glasgow, until June 10th [usr 4] Carrying a wealth of accolades, the NTS/Bristol Old Vic production of Jane Eyre begins enticingly. The raked stage is on three levels and the actors clamber about it with the use of ladders, reminiscent of...

Review: Penetrator Jun04

Review: Penetrator

Fear No Colours Theatre Company The Old Hairdressers, 1-2 Jun [usr 3] Tadge is back from the army but he’s different. He’s creepy and eerily paranoid, he is convinced the perpetrators are conspiring against him. Two friends try to keep him entertained and stop him going off the...

Review: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Jun01

Review: Who’s ...

Rapture Theatre Company Theatre Royal until 3 Jun [usr 2] This production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Michael Emans, can be described in the exact words Lyn McAndrew uses for the synopsis in the program booklet. It “may be seen as...

Review: La Bohème May10

Review: La Bohème

Scottish Opera Theatre Royal, Glasgow – Thu 11 May to Sat 20 May His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen – Thu 25 May to Sat 27 May Festival Theatre, Edinburgh – Wed 31 May to Sat 10 Jun Eden Court, Inverness – Tue 13 Jun to Sat 17 Jun [usr 4] The scenes of 1920s Paris...

Review: Travels With...

Citizens Theatre Citizens Theatre until 20 May [usr 4] First performed at the Citizens Theatre over two decades ago, Giles Havergal’s stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s Travels With My Aunt has returned home. The title says it all: retired bank manager, Henry Pulling, leaves his...

Review: Dido and Aeneas Apr11

Review: Dido and Aen...

Scottish Opera Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock – Apr 8th to Apr 9th [usr 3] Prince Aeneas sets out to build a great empire in Rome but finds himself shipwrecked in Carthage where he falls in love with Dido, the widowed Queen. But all is not well. There are those to whom fair Dido is foul...

Review: Hay Fever Apr07

Review: Hay Fever

Citizens Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Co-Production Citizens Theatre until 22 Apr [usr 4] The first question to ask oneself before watching this show is, “Do I like Keeping Up with the Kardashians?” If the answer is yes, this show is definitely for you. Noel...

Review: My Country: A Work In Progress Mar29

Review: My Country: ...

National Theatre Citizens Theatre until 1 Apr Visit nationaltheatre.org.uk for tour dates. [usr 5] My Country; A Work In Progress is a show where its content far exceeds its form. Not to say that its form isn’t good–in fact it is extremely clever. Directed by Rufus Norris, it is a...

Review: Bluebeard’s Castle and The 8th Door Mar29

Review: Bluebeard...

Scottish Opera Theatre Royal, Glasgow – Wed 29 Mar to Sat 1 Apr Festival Theatre, Edinburgh – Wed 5 Apr to Sat 8 Apr [usr 3] Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók Bluebeard’s castle contains seven doors and behind them lie unknown wonders – but the magnificent jewels of his...

Review: Cuttin’ A Rug Feb14

Review: Cuttin’...

Citizens Theatre Until March 5th at Citizens Theatre [usr 4]   Cuttin’ A Rug, directed by Caroline Paterson, is the second instalment of playwright John Byrne’s much-loved Slab Boys Trilogy, in which Phil (Ryan Fletcher) and Spanky (Paul-James Corrigan) and other members of...