Review: Midsummer (a play with songs) – Dundee Rep Community Tour

First published in The Times, Monday October 26 2015

Four Stars

Outside, the wind is blowing the leaves around in the street, but inside the Bharatiya Ashram, the sun is shining. Granted, there may be something a little disorientating about watching a play set on the longest day of the year a mere week before the clocks go back, but this revival of David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s sparkling romantic comedy proves the ideal pre-winter warmer.

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Reviews: The Straw Chair – Tron Theatre, Glasgow; O is for Hoolet – Arches, Glasgow

First published in The Times, Saturday April 18 2015

The Straw Chair : Four Stars

O is for Hoolet: Four Stars

Unlike Bondagers, her regularly revived play about 19th century women farm labourers, Sue Glover’s The Straw Chair has rarely seen the light of a theatre auditorium since its first production at the Traverse back in 1988. Liz Carruthers’ strong, understated production for Borderline Theatre Company, now touring Scotland, makes you wonder where it’s been all these years.

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