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An Inspector Calls, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: J. B. Priestly Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Much beloved by anyone setting the syllabus for English exams, An Inspector Calls is one of those rare things, a play that works as a piece of entertainment but also delivers a telling social commentary with convincing characters and believable situations. That it remains a regular feature in theatres, rather than ...

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Clybourne Park – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Bruce Norris Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Dominic Corr The world never really changes, does it? The balance of offence, acceptance and hate simply shifts – given time, it will no doubt shift back. In a turbulent time, opinions which lay dormant are now unearthing themselves. Shifting from a culture in which the first black man was sitting in the ...

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What’s in a Name? – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de la Patellière’s Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams Designer: Francis O’Connor Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière’s 2010 play Le Prénom was a hit of such magnitude it spawned not only a big screen French version in 2012 but a German film incarnation in 2018. Jeremy Sam’s translation, What’s in ...

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A Woman of No Importance – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Dominic Corr Finding itself deep in Wilde’s portfolio of writing, A Woman of No Importance finds itself a lesser-known, though by no mean less accomplished, piece. Dominic Dromgoole’s adaption of Wilde’s satirical take on vice, gender and expectations is an accessible piece, with a razor wit Wilde himself would find pride in. In ...

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Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Based on the play by Arthur Miller Choreographer: Helen Pickett Composer: Peter Salem Artistic Collaborator: James Bonas Set & Costume Design: Emma Kingsbury Set & Lighting Design: David Finn Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys American choreographer Helen Pickett seals her reputation as a masterful creator of narrative ballet in her adaptation of Arthur Miller’s seminal play The Crucible. Teaming up with Scottish ...

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A Taste of Honey, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Written in 1958, A Taste of Honey was a ground-breaking play both in terms of its writer – a young working-class female in a world dominated by middle class men – and its subject matter. Moving away from the angry young man drama of the likes of John Osborne, it depicted people ...

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Eye of the Storm – The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer & Director: Geinor Styles Music & Lyrics: Amy Wadge Reviewer: Dominic Corr There’s fascination over storms, an unparalleled force of nature. Harnessing its capabilities could provide answers to issues of global warming and fossil fuel usage. As Greta Thunberg rallies thousands of strikes, walkouts and peaceful demonstrations across the globe – Geinor Styles’ Eye of the Storm places environmentalism ...

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Black Men Walking – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Testament Director: Dawn Walton Reviewer: Dominic Corr Every breath of the landscape in this country echoes the lives of thousands across history. Beneath the soil, the lives of the rich, poor, women, men, Romans and black men and women lay forgotten to but a few. On the first Saturday, of every month, Matthew, Richard and Thomas walk these peaks ...

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