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The Tramway Studio 4 is not so much in the round as in the rectangle. The ceilings are high and the stage is bare. Four dancers face the wall. There’s...
Plan B for Utopia Image by Nicole Guarino
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Plan B for Utopia

Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the world changing for the better? Plan B for Utopia opens with this question, ...
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Where the Crow Flies

Lisa Nicoll’s new two-woman drama is simple and sharp. Carrie’s husband is in jail, her newborn is teething, and everyone in her neighbourhood is spra...
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Lady Macbeth: unsex me here

This extraordinary dance piece is a fusion of British Sign Language (BSL) and dance, or BSL as dance. The performance draws attention to the layering ...
Sheep, Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Photo John Johnston
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According to director Martin O’Connor, this production about army widows was inspired by Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna, a 17th century Spanish play to ...
Trainspotting at Citizen’s Theatre
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There are three questions that come to mind when thinking about this production of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. Is it up to the considerable hype? Is...
The 39 Steps 2016 tour
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The 39 Steps

An award winning, Hitchcock-inspired production with four actors, playing 139 roles in 100minutes? Yes please. It’s the end of the show’s nine year ru...
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Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

Scottish Ballet’s latest production of Cinderella is the perfect balance of physical comedy and festive sparkle. I realise that sentence is nauseating...
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The Clown of Clowns

As part of their annual Grimeborn Opera Festival, the Arcola debuts what is undoubtedly the worst performance I have ever seen. You know what it's ...
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Asking Rembrandt

What does someone ask for when they commission art? Something beautiful, a status symbol, an artist’s ‘vision’? And how does the money and expectation...