Review: Love and Information – Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

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First published in The Times, Saturday November 18 2017

Three Stars

This new production of Caryl Churchill’s 2012 play is intriguing on a number of levels. Firstly, there’s the work itself: less a play than a series of more than 50 short scenes exploring the information onslaught of the digital age and its impact on our thought processes and ability to forge meaningful connections.

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Review: Lady Macbeth: Unsex Me Here – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

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First published in The Times, Monday November 7 2016

Four Stars

Was there ever a more contradictory figure in literature than Lady Macbeth? On the one hand she is an enthusiastic accessory to murder whose avowed readiness to commit infanticide has made her a byword for perverse maternity. Yet, by the end of Shakespeare’s tragedy she has become a pathetic figure, taking refuge from assorted torments in madness and suicide.

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