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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Dominic Corr Words have magnificent power. Some of us try to make careers from them, quite often though many of us use them to wound. Dusting off the classic; “the pen is mightier than the sword”, these words are the force behind the pen. With titular inspiration by Donald Trump and now following ...

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Grain in the Blood – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Rob Drummond Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Eve Miller Grain In The Blood, inspired by the moral dilemma of ‘The Trolley Problem’ is an unsettling take on the often asked question - how do we decide what is right or wrong? Framed against the backdrop of a rural, pagan community approaching the harvest moon, this spine-tingling performance keeps the audience ...

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The James Plays – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

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Writer: Rona Munro Director: Laurie Sansom Reviewer: Gareth Davies   Eighteen months after the National Theatre of Scotland staged this modern trilogy of Scottish history plays at the Edinburgh International Festival, the company have reunited for a mammoth six-month international tour. With a collective running time of nearly eight hours, Rona Munro's epic cycle of stories takes us on a ...

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Into That Darkness – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Gitta Sereny Adaptor: Robert David MacDonald Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: Jennifer Minich Jarring and disorienting, Into That Darkness stays with you long after the curtain falls. Billed as the dramatisation of an interview, itis a complex deconstruction of a high-ranking Nazi’s rationalisation of his part in the Holocaust. Adapted for the stage by Citizens Theatre’s former artistic director Robert ...

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NEWS: Director Jonathan Mills reveals the full programme for his final Edinburgh International Festival

Today, at a press conference in Edinburgh, Director Jonathan Mills revealed the artists, companies and work from around the world that will fill the stages of Edinburgh’s annual cultural celebration. Over 2,400 artists from 43 nations have been invited to Edinburgh to perform in the annual showcase of the world’s great performing artists. Exploring the relationship between culture and conflict ...

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NEWS: Sell-out Fringe Hit Presented as Finale of Traverse Theatre’s 5Oth Year Celebrations

Ciara, the award-winning monologue written by acclaimed playwright David Harrower (Blackbird, Knives in Hens), especially for one of Scotland’s finest actresses Blythe Duff, is to be revived this Christmas. After capturing audiences’ imaginations and winning Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards during its sell-out Festival run, the play has been chosen as the swansong for the Traverse’s 50th anniversary year. ...

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Ciara – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Director:Orla O’Loughlin Playwright: David Harrower Reviewer: Katie Mitchell [rating:3] Glasgow city skyline: a beautiful landscape full with culture, history and an underlying criminal world that is notoriously but never seen.Ciara,nearing the end of its run at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh is a compelling story about one woman’s trap in the criminal gangland that still thrives behind the scenes in the ...

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Iron – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: Rona Munro Director: Richard Baron Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [Rating:4] In Rona Munro's Iron, lifer Fay has spent the last 15 years in prison for murdering her husband. For the first time, her now grown-up daughter Josie visits, trying to piece together the fragments of her forgotten past and find out what happened the night her father was killed. Over ...

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