Home / Scotland Reviewspage 118

Scotland Reviews

2018 New Year Advertising Deal

Victorian Vices: The Picture of Dorian Gray – theSpace, Edinburgh

Artistic Director: Dave Spencer Musical Director: Jo Turner Writer: Oscar Wilde Reviewer: Danielle Shields When the cast escort you into the room, already dressed in their beautifully designed Victorian outfits and singing their heart out, you notice that there is something purely vital for any theatre venue missing: chairs.You, alongside every other audience member, shuffle like dazed sheep towards thecentreof ...

Read More »

Always Be Rolling – Bar 50, Edinburgh

Writer: James Cook Reviewer: Mark McCulloch Always Be Rolling, written and performed by James Cook is a comedy about ‘how board games can change your life and save the world’. The highly original piece is charmingly funny, exploring as it does the impact the growing phenomenon of board games have on our lives, from childhood to adulthood: be prepared for ...

Read More »

Cutting Off Kate Bush – Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh

Director: Sam Curtis Lindsay Writer: Lucy Benson-Brown Reviewer: Danielle Shields The iconic high-pitched screech of Kate Bush is one voice that isrecognisedthroughout the world. Lucy Benson-Brown, the star of one woman show,Cutting Off Kate Bush, deserves an air high-five for her excellent impersonation of Bush’s ghostly vocal chords. Yet Ardent Theatre’s debut Edinburgh Fringe performance goes far deeper than a ...

Read More »

Circus Incognitus – New Town Theatre, Edinburgh

Performer: Jamie Adkins Reviewer: John Roberts American clown and comic physical theatre performer Jamie Adkins brings his one man show Circus Incognitus to this year’s Fringe and it’s a delightfully charming and engaging hour of tomfoolery for the young and young at heart. Circus Incognitus uses everyday objects such as a cardboard box, a chair, step-ladder and even fruit to ...

Read More »

Donald Robertson is Not a Stand-Up Comedian – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: John Roberts Gary McNair returns to the Traverse following his acclaimed production of Born to Run in 2012 with a wonderfully enticing story of friendship and stand-up comedy. 15year old Donald Robertson isn’t funny, in fact he is the target of the school bullies, but instead of fighting them head on, he tries ...

Read More »

Horizontal Collaboration – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer/Director: David Leddy Reviewer: John Roberts Formed as part of a double bill alongside the online and rather compelling thriller City of the Blind, David Leddy’s live offering as part of this year’s line up at the Traverse seems to be a massive case of the emperor’s news clothes. The idea on paper suggests something far more enticing and engaging ...

Read More »

Men in the Cities – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Chris Goode Director: Wendy Hubbard Reviewer: John Roberts Chris Goode has carved himself in a position of undeniable envy as one of the countries strongest and thought-provoking storytellers. He returns to the Fringe with his latest work Men in the Cities – a stark and brutal look into our lives within the confines of our modern world. Framed between ...

Read More »