2.0★ ★

Picnic at Hanging Rock

The scene is set simply with five primly dressed school girls standing on a bare stage.  They tell us how on St Valentine’s Day, 1900, a group of Australian girls and teachers visit the Hanging Rock beauty s...
3.0★ ★ ★

Last Christmas

Sons have a special bond with their fathers, says Paul to Tom in Last Christmas; they’re a model of how to be in the world. For Tom, this bond was broken and his model lost when his father died last Christmas...
Black Beauty Red Bridge and Traverse Theatre
3.0★ ★ ★

Black Beauty

The Christmas season is pantomime season – a time for two-dimensional villains, over-made up dames and the occasional panto horse.  It is the latter of these that has inspired Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Sh...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a tale that has been told many times.  It tells the story of a bored little girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, and her adventures with the...
Grain in the Blood at Tron Theatre, Glasgow
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Grain In The Blood

What would you do to save the life of someone you loved?  Would you die for them?  Would you kill?  This question is at the heart of Grain in the Blood, Rob Drummond’s tense drama set in the depths of rura...
Jumpy Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Photo Mihaela Bodlovic
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Jumpy

Sixteen and fifty are two of the most pressurised birthdays to celebrate – metaphorically entering adulthood at one end of life and (if society is to be believed) officially passing over the hill at the other...
The Suppliant Women Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Suppliant Women

A boat-load of fifty female refugees fleeing the Middle East washes up in Argos, Greece, seeking asylum. This is not the latest episode of the tragic migrant crisis, but the plot of Aeschylus’ play The Suppli...