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Democracy – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Michael Frayn Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Harriet Brace A subtle, creeping thriller about the thin line between foes and allies, Democracy is several cleverly-crafted plays in one. From award-winning writer Michael Frayn, best known for his 1982 comedy Noises Off, the play follows the political rise and fall of Chancellor Willy Brandt and his cabinet colleagues as they attempt ...

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The Last Yankee – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Director: Michael Emans Writer: Arthur Miller Designer: Lisa Sangster Reviewer: Amy Taylor From the very beginning of Rapture Theatre’s The Last Yankee, there’s a sense that you’re watching an experiment in human nature. Performed in Summerhall’s Red Lecture Theatre, Michael Emans’ production, creates the feeling that the audience are watching Arthur Miller toy with our ideas of the American dream ...

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All My Sons – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: Arthur Miller Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: R. G. Balgray All My Sons may be one of Arthur Miller’s early plays, but it certainly fits our present times: all those phrases we have come to know - cover up; moral blindness; scapegoating; fat cats; due diligence. They apply pretty well to this, one of his typical pieces, where individual weakness ...

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Uncle Varick – Village Theatre, East Kilbride

Writer: John Byrne adapted from Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: R. G. Balgray You’d think that Chekhov and drama in Scots would be a pretty good fit: all that dark angst, the reliance on spirituous liquor, the bleakness sunk far in the soul. So you’d expect Uncle Varick, presently being revived by Rapture Theatre Company, to have ...

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Shang-a-Lang – Village Theatre, East Kilbride

Writer : Catherine Johnson Director : Michael Emans Reviewer : R G Balgray [rating:4] Whoever said that the 70s were the decade that taste forgot? Well... they might have had a point. But that opinion would hardly go down well with the audience for Shang-a-Lang by Rapture Theatre, a play working through its own distinctive tribute to the Bay City ...

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The Collection – Motherwell Theatre, Motherwell

Writer: Mike Cullen Director: Michael Emans Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys [rating:3.5] Mike Cullen's The Collection is a tale of desperation, conscience, poverty, avarice, inevitable tragedy and depressing relevance and resonance, despite being written almost twenty years ago. After ten years, Bob Lawson (Jimmy Chisholm) is at the top of his "profession", something to be proud of you would think, well it ...

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