Review: International Waters – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

 

First published in The Times, Saturday March 26 2016

Three Stars

At first glance, the new play from David Leddy looks not at all the kind of thing we’ve come to expect from the most audacious of Scotland’s contemporary theatre-makers. We open on a luxurious function room, into which tumbles a quartet of upper crust characters in white tie and cocktail dresses. There’s a trophy wife (Claire Dargo), a self-important crooner (Robin Laing), a celebrated photojournalist (Lesley Hart) and a senior bureaucrat (Selina Boyack).

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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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