Review: J’ai un Bleu

J’ai un Bleu manages to covey through movement what words simply cannot express. The objectification of the female form.

Review: Struts

Dancing in the streets of Cumbernauld in a community event that struts and sparkles

Review: Oliver!

You’re not going to see anything this special in most (if any) revivals, however luxury-cast. In stripping-back, then regrowing a complete ensemble with even lesser songs, this is the most complete Oliver! we’re likely to see.

Review: Same Team

A raw exposition of what it is like being left without a roof until you find hope in a collective heart.

Review: Men Talking

The end, as it inevitably must be, is a way of recollecting emotion with emotion. An inspiring act of witness, before others, and beyond ourselves.

Review: Kin

Outstanding cast! A must see! Ground breaking physical theatre.

Review: Flame Up!

A storytelling feast of improvised tales oft told now given a stage.

Review: Spin!

An amusing drama about a washing machine that takes a sinister turn.

Review: Bus Regulation: The Musical

Fine community agitprop that makes a compelling case for joined up thinking. And roller skating. And public transport.

Review: The Snow Queen

A fantastic experience of their very first live performance of a vivacious and proud group of very able people.

Review: Cicely and David

An intriguing glimpse into the friendship that started the modern hospice movement (and is a fund raiser for the Hospices of Hope - Ukraine Appeal)

Review: Slings and Arrows

The principal reason why a stage should always be a platform for the voices unheard.

Review: Cherry Soup

True, and not so true, tales of the South Downs.

Review: Three Sisters

Poignantly well balanced exploration of the themes of a Chekhovian classic by a disabled company perfectly able to produce quality theatre

Review: Old Boy

Entrancing, delightful and honest portrayal of manly relationships and their value in a world where cynicism holds sway.

Review: Borderline

"....saving you the need to go to Calais or any other refugee camp"

Review: The Treatment

Aisling Loftus’ Anne has chosen to have her experiences dramatized, to become a commodity of herself. She’s in flight. It’s the way Anne’s airbrushed out of her own story but also out of her life before this concludes, disappearing because the story’s more real than Anne is, that carries such a deadly sting nearly a quarter of a century later.

Review: Cranford

A good evening out and if you’re in the area, more than recommendable. The overall production and costumes, abetted with strong pace, a good use of Coleman’s narratives and finally finally top-flight amateur performances by Jennifer Annetts, Aisling and Thomas Edie, and Charlotte Eastes, makes this a recommendable production, the most ambitious I’ve seen from these players.

Review: Whose Sari Now?

This is consummate storytelling, and Moorthy’s narrative variables attest to pitch and speed, a charactering that gifts all it can to the individual and in some cases real tales. There’s much here we cannot forget.

Review: The Tempest

It’s clear something miraculous and patient is born from this simple but endlessly detailed production, releasing The Tempest into its fullest consciousness for a long time. However many Tempests you might have attended, see this one.

Review: Motherhood: (Un)speakable, (Un)spoken

Moments into this one-woman play, Joanna Rosenfeld - emerging in a poke of fingers from a cagoule of brown paper - over-voices herself giving witness to tens of verbatim experiences we hear. This tells us the baby’s a parasite, sucks all your nutrients, calcium from your teeth for instance, causes injury, often permanent, can kill. This is - literally - epic interior theatre.

Review: Rapture

A hip hop infused dive into the lives and loves of a group of British Muslim teenagers

Review: Joan, Babs & Sheila Too

A stunning traversal of Joan Littlewood’s life by Gemskii and Conscious Theatre. Without her, there would never have been A Taste of Honey, Oh What a Lovely War, or much of postwar British theatre.

Review: Persona

Clean focused reading by Bexelei Theatre's young talent of Jon Barton's new play on trolling

Review: The Bula Loop

A searing but warm-hearted examination of autism in the family.

Review: Broken

A work in progress that looks at preparation for an apocalypse

Review: Humming

Youth Theatre commentary on the essentials of life, the universe and an apprenticeships in painting and decorating.

Review: Wonderland

A workshop/performance based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland

Review: Wasted

Great performance poetry mixed with the story of three young people lost in their own creative thinking.

Review: On Common Ground

An astonishingly diverse journey through the streets, hearts and minds of a common people with feet on common ground

Review: Endurance

An interesting set of memories packaged in theatrical wrapping paper

Review: Hyperion

A somewhat flawed theatrical performance of a translated epic Romanian poem that still managed to entertain and entrance

Review: Sports Day

A community celebration in the theatre celebrating Geraldine’s retirement as the school janny which is the morning after the night before and also the school sports day

Review: All My Sons

A very decent performance of an American classic

Review: Dream On

Professional disabled theatre company that nails Midsummer Night’s Dream

Review: Dream On

Professional disabled theatre company that nail Midsummer Night’s Dream

Review: Youth Theatre Reviews

A positive digest of youth theatre productions which we chose not to star rate

Review: Ne’er the Twain

A community comedy drama set in Leith in 1919.

Review: Sons and Mothers

A moving and uplifting account of that most intimate relationship

Review: A Past of Beginnings

Entertaining educational theatre for 8-12 year olds on the lives of historic Australian women.

Review: Snout

A quick and chaotic mud bath

Review: Trapped

Opens a window onto the emotional terrain of confinement.