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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Review

Whilst some things are “certainly a flop” Mermaids 'Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' was not one of them. As someone who has been at...

Mark Drama: A Review

It is very rare that a critic is short or even lost for words. Typically, there are faults and flaws to dissect and assess,...

Byre Theatre: A summer season worth sticking around for

Despite the fact that this academic year’s theatre season is drawing to a close, it is clear from the Byre’s May-to-September catalogue that theatre...

Review: The Crucible

If I were a director (which I most certainly am not), The Crucible would strike me as an especially daunting task, not just for...

On The Rocks Review: Bharathanatyam

In the closing days of the On The Rocks festival Bharathanatyam showcased classical Indian dance, brought to the Barron stage by students Sanjana Ramaswamy...

On the Rocks Review: Twelfth Night

Revising Shakespeare for the sake of accessibility is a fraught task to say the least – so lovingly crafted is the Bard’s language, so...

On the Rocks Review: An Education

On the Rocks’ production of An Education was everything one expected from an arts festival: the play was tasteful, cultured and delicately reserved. Perfectly...

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest can be a tricky play to perform. Oscar Wilde’s satire of the Victorian upper classes is filled with dialogue...

Little Women the Musical: A review

'I want to do something splendid… something heroic or wonderful that won't be forgotten after I'm dead. I don't know what, but I'm on...

Rapture Bites: Lunchtime Theatre at the Byre

Shakespeare – I know, predictable much – once said, that ‘all the world’s a stage’ and, it’s easy to agree with such a declaration....