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Peter Gynt  – National Theatre, London

Writer: David Hare (after Henrik Ibsen) Director: Jonathan Kent Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The search for self may seem like a post-1960s obsession as the rise of individualism dominates society in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, but Ibsen’s 1867 verse-play Peer Gynt was way ahead of the curve, creating a protagonist who wanders the earth living by his own rules. ...

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The Dark Carnival – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Conceived, written and directed by Matthew Lenton Music & Lyrics: Biff Smith Reviewer: Dominic Corr Below the soil, amidst the worms and the spiders you might just hear clinking glasses, it might just be The Dark Carnival. When we die – we die. Tragic I hear you say, but as Mrs Eugenia Mark herself proclaim; ‘it’s more fun than being ...

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Milk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Ross Dunmore Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Fergus Morgan “Love is milk”, remarks the heavily pregnant Nicole in Ross Dunmore’s first full-length play, Milk. It’s that association of reciprocated devotion and nourishment that, more than anything else, defines the piece. Just as a mother’s milk is needed boost a baby’s immune system, Dunmore argues, love is essential to our survival. ...

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Little Red and the Wolf – Dundee Rep, Dundee

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Writer: Scott Gilmour Music: Claire McKenzie Director: Scott Gilmour Reviewer: Gareth Davies The trend for giving traditional fairytales a modern spin can sometimes result in half-hearted productions which lose the heart and soul of the original material. But this production between Dundee Rep and Noisemaker, written and directed by Scott Gilmour, both expands and develops the Red Riding Hood tale ...

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Blood Wedding – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Frederico Garcia Lorca Adaptor: David Ireland Director: Jenny Sealey Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin   Blood Wedding is a tale of brooding malevolence passed down through the generations like a toxic DNA. Sadly this version of Lorca’s beloved play lacks the sheer physical passion that is the essence of the tale. Rewriting the narrative for 2015 with references to Strictly Come ...

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NEWS: Scottish Community Tour for Douglas Maxwell’s accaimed Promises Promises

Award-winning Dundee Rep Ensemble and Eden Court, Inverness presents the astonishing one women show Promises Promises by Scottish playwright Douglas Maxwell. Promises Promises will be performed in venues throughout Dundee from 21 October to 2 November followed by a Highland tour from 4 to 16 November. Ann Louise Ross plays Maggie Brodie a retired teacher back in the classroom as ...

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