At first glance, The Ugly One looks somewhat clinical.
Three, as the song goes, is a magic number.
"Best leave history in the history books—get on with living.
Within a cluttered clearing in some woods that's neither town nor countryside and so somehow feels like nowhere, an unnamed Man (David McKay) sleeps the sleep of the just-finis…
“A snake will always find a way in.
“In my day, we trusted people.
Grid Iron Theatre Company and Stellar Quines Theatre Company present Bingo!, a new musical comedy focusing on lives of six characters and one fateful night at the bingo.
Most stand-up comedy these days is based on the lives of the people standing behind the microphone, albeit reshaped to varying degrees to ensure their material matches the “rule …
mildly amusing to see two grown men briefly falling into a childish
bragging-match about their fathers—one a retired Church of Scotland minister,
the other a former Bis…
little obvious theatrical artifice on show; just four actors, in casual
clothes, sitting or lying on the plain black floor of an empty stage as the
audience comes in.
the early years of the British Broadcasting Corporation, its first
Director-General Lord Reith established the BBC’s mission as being to “inform,
educate and entertai…
what a tangled web we weave,” Sir Walter Scott wrote in his epic
“when first we practise to deceive!” It’s a life lesson we can
only hope unfortunat…
going,” actor Andy Clark says repeatedly to the musicians behind the glass
screen in the unsubtly-named Limbo Studio created on stage, ensuring that we
find our seats …
1983, the BBC published a retrospective about “the first 25 years” of the
by-then globally famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
least some of its audience, it’s enough that Grain in the Blood reunites
actors Blythe Duff and John Michie—long-time compatriots on STV’s Taggart.
become traditional for Lung Ha Theatre Company – Scotland’s principal theatre
group for people with learning disabilities – to present at least one
large show every…
Leddy’s apocalyptic fable International Waters certainly starts as it
means to go on; loud and bold, with the memorable image of four gas-masked
figures performing a tab…
Writer-performer Amy Conway’s new
piece takes the form of a verbatim performance of three interviews: one with
her mother, one with her grandmother, and one with herself.
typical modesty (not), Glasgow-based Vanishing Point describe themselves as “Scotland’s
foremost artist-led independent theatre company, internationally recognised and
run-up to Mike Bartlett’s play Cock opening at the Tron Theatre, a lot
of people – myself included – clearly couldn’t help have some innocent
adolescent fun with …
Megan Barker’s courageous new adaptation of
Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts follows the story of Helen Alving as she attempts
to arrange funding for a children’s home.
Glasgow based playwright Stef Smith’s
latest play, The Beat Goes On, ushers us into the lives of Lily and
Peter, a couple of Sonny and Cher tribute artists who practice in their …
pre-show choice of “Easy Listening” music notwithstanding, Phoebe
Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag is an exciting theatrical ride, slipping from
laugh-out-loud humour to…
who don’t know history, according to the Irish statesman Edmund Burke, are
destined to repeat it, while the Bible insists more than once that the sins of
the father will b…
a strong whiff of Farce about Cardinal Sinne from the off; only that
particular genre, after all, requires quite so many doors in a set—in
this case three interior d…
Gogol’s The Gamblers (premiered in 1843) is relatively rarely-performed,
at least in comparison with the writer’s most famous work, The Government
Louis is one of Canada’s most
respected teachers of classical literature.
There’s no doubting that Philip Ridley’s debut play, even now, feels like a strange beast; a modern fairytale of two infantalised and orphaned twins, Presley and Haley, somehow…
common factor in the best sitcoms–and dramas, for that matter–are
situations from which the characters can’t escape, most
notably from each other: the binds of family (t…
A family show about one of the most popular forms of entertainment.
When you go undercover remember one thing, who you are… The film was I.
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