Tag Archives: National Theatre of Scotland

Midsummer

The Hub, Edinburgh International Festival 2018 ***
Review of performance seen Aug 22, 2018:

© Peter Dibdin, L to R Benny Young, Eileen Nicholas, Sarah Higgins, Henry Pettingrew

© Peter Dibdin, L to R Benny Young, Eileen Nicholas, Sarah Higgins, Henry Pettingrew

I love the work of David Greig. I’ve seen a few by now, all shapes and sizes from the historic – Dunsinane, his reworking of Macbeth - to Damascus, his moving account of western confusion in and about the Middle East. Continue reading

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart

Review by Carole Woddis of performance seen Aug 5, 2013
At  the CLF Art Café, The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London SE15

You don’t have to go all the way to Edinburgh to get the full flavour of a heady Celtic night. Continue reading

I Am Thomas

Wilton’s Music Hall, London (****)

© Manuel Harlan, Iain Johnston (performier & musical director)

© Manuel Harlan,
Iain Johnston (performier & musical director)

Two facts coincide in Told by an Idiot’s I am Thomas. In 1697 Thomas Aikenhead, a young Edinburgh student was hanged, the last man in Britain to be executed for blasphemy. And in January last year, the slogan `je suis Charlie’ appeared on Twitter after the killing of twelve journalists at the office of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. `Je suis Charlie’ became the rallying cry for freedom of speech. Continue reading