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Theatre 2005 Archives - Page 3 of 9 - One4Review

Otherwise Engaged

August 8, 2005 |

If all the action at parties takes place in the kitchen, then at weddings does it all take place in the ladies toilets? Certainly it does at the wedding of Charlotte and Phil, but why? The bridesmaids, Jude and … Read More

Barrie’s Farewell Miss Julie Logan

August 8, 2005 |

Dusk is settling its heavy blanket over the streets of old Edinburgh Town, the ancient graveyards are covered with the early evening chill.  We are invited into the past, the present and the distant past of a small highland … Read More

Johnnie Jouk The Gibbet

August 8, 2005 |

Johnnie Jouk the Gibbet (or ‘Johnnie Cheat the Hangman’) is a period comedy very much in the Scots vernacular, and an ear for the language of the time is necessary to fully appreciate the humour. The action takes place … Read More

Scriptease

August 8, 2005 |

Is Impro passé?  Has it all been done before? Well probably the answer to the second question is yes, but, somehow, and it’s down to the incredible talent of the six cast members that they have turned what could … Read More

The Coming of Golf by P.G. Wodehouse

August 8, 2005 |

A rambling concoction of sketches around the obvious theme of golf. The cast try very hard to bring out the humour in the prose of P.G. Wodehouse, but the story lines are just too lightweight to appeal. All manner … Read More

A Midsummer Might’s Dream – AHTF

August 8, 2005 |

Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Massachusetts brought there production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Set in and around the royal court in Athens and a wood ajoining the city in the roaring 20’s. The normal characters are all present the only … Read More

We’re not in Brixton Anymore

August 8, 2005 |

Three businessmen wake up in purgatory and don’t seem to know who they are, where they are or how they got there. Or at least two of them don’t! With the aid of a well written script, fine acting … Read More

Fourplay

August 8, 2005 |

Two short plays linked by a common theme – the confusion of the roles of men and women in modern times. The first play is set in a wine bar – well thought out set design in such a … Read More

Paras over the Barras

August 8, 2005 |

Leitheatre over the years have built up a loyal and regular following for their productions of Scottish comedies – the Chippit Chantie and Walk into my Parlour come to mind. This year they have chosen James Barclay’s play set … Read More

Beautiful Child

August 8, 2005 |

This is the UK Premier of Nicky Silver’s new play that is a mixture of comedy and tragedy and is wonderfully staged and performed by this young company. Harry, Richard Weinman, and Nan, Emily Murphy, are trapped in a … Read More