Be My Baby

Be My Baby

1964, Mary Adams, unmarried and seven months pregnant, is forcibly sent to a Mother and Baby Home by a mother, intent on keeping up appearances. Mary, along with other girls in the home, has to cope with both the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give up the baby for adoption… 

Orphans

Orphans

While threat and menace pervade the neighbourhood, Danny and Helen keep their heads down and their mouths shut. The moment Orphans begins, though, Helen’s brother stands in their flat, dripping with blood… But whose is it? And what is Liam hiding? Never free from an encroaching sense of dystopia, Orphans is arguably more relevant today than ever… 

Happy Now?

Happy Now?

A blisteringly truthful and darkly comic take on contemporary life and how to survive it. A chance encounter at a conference hotel plays upon senior marketing executive Kitty’s mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job in this wise, witty and observant take on the idea of women ‘having it all\'... 

1984

1984

In George Orwell's 1984, people live under ignorant oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinises human actions with the ever-watchful eye of Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston Smith dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursue a relationship with the mysterious Julia... 

Lulu

Lulu

Scott Roberts’ adaptation of Wedekind’s Pandora’s Box and Earth Spirit has resulted in Lulu. The title character is a woman controlled and manipulated by the men she encounters throughout her life who ultimately destroy her... 

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Written when he was nearly 70 years old, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, had been in his mind's development ever since his marriage to Marilyn Monroe ended shortly before her death in 1962... 

Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth

Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth

Demolition expert Ned and his wife of eleven years live in a nice new house on a nice new estate. He loves his job, BBQs, car-boot sales. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable, like his friend and neighbour, Dale... 

Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald

Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald

Wilfred Owen was sent to Craiglockhart Hospital for ‘Nervous Disorders’ in June 1917. There he met Siegfried Sassoon, an established poet. Gradually a relationship developed between the two; not only a strong bond of affection but an inspiration for Owen to write his greatest poems... 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If rock musicals fronted by nearly-transgender, furiously lamenting drama queens are your thing, then this is definitely the show for you and if they aren’t, I highly recommend seeing it anyway... 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch has a cult following. I know, since I consider myself part of that clan. Since first seeing the show in Edinburgh nearly a decade ago, it’s one I seek out when productions are announced...