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Theatre 2005 Archives - One4Review

The Best is yet to be

August 8, 2005 |

Written and performed by Ben Igoe, this play and performance fail to impress. The premise is intriguing, the so called ‘colourful caretaker’ taking over from the lecturer, but the attempt at wit is trite and obvious.  The play moves predictably through Scottish … Read More

Edward Albee’s – ‘The Zoo Story’

August 8, 2005 |

"Sometimes you have to go a long way out of your way to come back a short distance correctly!" A sentiment similar to this is said several times by Jerry played by Phil Nichol. Peter (Graham Elwell) is sitting … Read More

The Laramie Project Stromness Drama Club

August 8, 2005 |

The Tectonic Theatre Project Orkney present ‘The Laramie Project’. The story of the death of 22yearold Matthew Shepard that at the time affected the whole community and the lasting effects reached the whole country and go on affecting the … Read More

Oleanna

August 8, 2005 |

Oleanna is but one of the many David Mamet plays that are around and for me it is by far one of his finest. I have previously seen in the Fringe a year or two ago, starring and directed … Read More

Stags and Hens

August 8, 2005 |

Willy Russell is probably best known for the long running West End Musical Blood Brothers or perhaps Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, plays that were made into highly successful movies, however this play in my opinion is at least … Read More

Birth of The Cool

August 8, 2005 |

There are some shows you see that you don’t want to end. Birth of the Cool comes into this category. This is an absolutely absorbing fusion of narrative and jazz. At this point I should admit to being a … Read More

Eve & Lilith

August 8, 2005 |

As story as old as time, of Eve, some believe the only wife of Adam, and Lilth, some cultures have her as Adam’s first wife, or concubine of Satan himself, is updated as the two women unknowingly meet in … Read More

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

August 8, 2005 |

This adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos play by Christopher Hampton, the original is reset into Nazi occupied Paris and the deceit and sexual charades mix well with different moral outlook provide the material for this strong cast to perform … Read More

Orgasmic Revenge

August 8, 2005 |

This play written by Dario Fo and Franka Rame is in reality two plays in one each featuring woman and their sexual problems brought about by their relationship. Woman one, a teenager with an unwanted pregnancy who is in … Read More

Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes

August 8, 2005 |

When Festival Theatre USA were last at the fringe the show ‘Star Wars: Trilogy in 30 Minutes’ was always a sell-out. This time round the houses are quite full but at present no extra performances are scheduled. I wondered … Read More