Home / Tag Archives: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

Tag Archives: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson – Park Theatre, London

Writer: Jonathan Maitland Director: Lotte Wakeham Reviewer: Stephen Bates Popping into a nearby bookmaker’s shop on the way to the opening night of Jonathan Maitland’s new play, a quick check of the odds reveals that Boris Johnson is the current favourite to fill the impending vacancy for the job of the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. This news adds urgency to ...

Read More »

The Three Lions – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: William Gaminara Director: Phillip Wilson Reviewer: Paul Downham The Three Lions is set in a series of hotel rooms in Switzerland during the final period of the 2018 Fifa World Cup bidding process in which England had submitted a bid. Out to Switzerland the Football Association had sent its prized assets, namely David Cameron, David Beckham and Prince William. ...

Read More »

The Three Lions – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: William Gaminara Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: Glen Pearce In this election year, our stages seem to be as much awash with politicians as the traditional hustings, but it’s another vote that is centre to William Gaminara’s hilarious and well-observed The Three Lions. To match the heraldic emblem on the England national football team strip, in 2010 the FA wheeled ...

Read More »

Three Lions – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: William Gaminara Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: Bill Avenell The concept of the representatives of the Houses of Windsor, Beckham and Cameron all sharing a room in a not very palatial hotel in Switzerland before the announcement of the Fifa World Cup venue in their attempt to gain the nomination for Great Britain is difficult to get one’s head round. ...

Read More »

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of Shakespeare’s best-known dramas. It was therefore intriguing to see what the all male Propeller company could bring to such a well-loved but well-worn piece. The plot is intricate, as four distinct groups of characters - the court, the lovers, the artisans, and the ...

Read More »

The Comedy of Errors – Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Jim Gillespie All male company Propeller are at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield this week with two productions, alternating the generally gentle romance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the near-slapstick Comedy of Errors. Propeller have built up a loyal fan base for their energetic, physical takes on the Shakespeare canon, and they ...

Read More »

Twelfth Night – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Reviewer : Joan Phillips [Rating:3.5] Twelfth Night is the second of this season’s Shakespeare adaptations from the Propeller Theatre Company running alongside The Taming of the Shrew. This play was originally written to celebrate the twelfth night after Christmas which, prior to Shakespeare’s time, was a day of ...

Read More »

The Taming of the Shrew – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: William Shakespeare (adapted by Edward Hall &Roger Warren) Director: Edward Hall Associate Director: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart Reviewer: Joan Phillips [rating:5] Awesome, hilarious, compelling and deeply troublesome – prepare yourself for a roller coaster of emotions from the Propeller Theatre Company’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. This play has provided controversy since it was first staged. What Shakespeare intended ...

Read More »