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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mouthpiece review at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a gripping, truthful play for our times’ by David Pollock

Following a final Edinburgh Festival Fringe run as artistic director at the Traverse during which the company’s two produced plays were showered

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Snow White and the Seven Dames review at Perth Theatre – ‘Sharp and contemporary’ by David Pollock

For a stage with a more rural constituency than those in Scotland’s larger cities, Perth Theatre – under the artistic direction of

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Outgoing Traverse head Orla O’Loughlin: ‘At Guildhall, I’ll re-imagine theatre training for the 21st century’ by David Pollock

After seven years as artistic director of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Orla O’Loughlin is moving on. She tells David Pollock about

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Monday, December 3, 2018

The Snow Queen review at Dundee Rep Theatre – ‘a Christmas tale for our times’ by David Pollock

Working in tandem with Scottish writers and composers of contemporary musical theatre Noisemaker (Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie), Dundee Rep Ensemble and

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Wizard of Oz review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘a nostalgia-soaked staging’ by David Pollock

There’s little that’s seasonal about The Wizard of Oz aside from the fond memories of anyone who has grown used to watching

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Sleepin’ Cutie review at Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling – ‘expertly staged’ by David Pollock

Despite a broad career as a writer and director, Johnny McKnight enjoys a singular reputation in Scotland as a creator of great-value

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Friday, November 23, 2018

La Clique Noel – Part Deux review at Festival Square Spiegeltent, Edinburgh – ‘dazzling skills’ by David Pollock

As Edinburgh steps up its game as a Christmas and New Year destination, and Underbelly’s management of the artistic programme taking place

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Monday, November 12, 2018

The Justice Syndicate review at Sheriff Court, Dundee – ‘enthralling courtroom simulation’ by David Pollock

Taking place as part of the annual NEoN (North East of North) Digital Arts Festival in the Scottish tech and design industries

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Arctic Oil review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘a tense two-hander’ by David Pollock

In the bathroom of a house on a remote and unspecified Scottish island somewhere north of Shetland, two women are trapped. The

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ballyturk review at Tron Theatre, Glasgow – ‘a powerful, poignant staging’ by David Pollock

In bringing Enda Walsh’s high-profile 2014 piece of Irish absurdist drama to the Tron stage, artistic director Andy Arnold has lent the

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Scotties review at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh – ‘haunting potency’ by David Pollock

Performed in English and Scots and Irish Gaelic, this trilingual play from Scots Gaelic company Theatre Gu Leor in association with the

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Monday, September 17, 2018

From When I Wake review at Tramway, Glasgow – ‘masterclass in gothic set design’ by David Pollock

From When I Wake the Want Is is the second album by Aberdonian musician Kathryn Joseph, a singer and songwriter of unnerving

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Last Witch review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘a perfectly-weighted revival’ by David Pollock

The Borders-based Firebrand Theatre have a strong track record of staging good-quality Scottish repertory productions, and with the producing weight of Pitlochry

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Monday, September 3, 2018

The Yellow on the Broom review at Dundee Rep – ‘an evocative staging’ by David Pollock

There’s an air of rustic nostalgia to the Dundee Rep Ensemble’s first production of this year’s autumn season, a revival of playwright

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Birds of Paradise artistic director Robert Softley Gale: ‘Let’s make space to tell others’ stories’ by David Pollock

Inspired by the story of My Left Foot’s Christy Brown overcoming prejudice, Robert Softley Gale tells David Pollock he isn’t pursuing an

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Travesties review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘breakneck farce and historical drama’ by David Pollock

The addled – and fictional – recollections of an elderly man were the most appropriate ground upon which to found Tom Stoppard’s

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The 39 Steps review at Menzieshill Community Centre – ‘a highly-talented ensemble’ by David Pollock

John Buchan’s 1915 classic spy novel The 39 Steps is no stranger to life on the stage, having been adapted as a

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Quality Street review at Festival Theatre, Pitlochry – ‘engaging revival of JM Barrie’s little-performed play’ by David Pollock

In the opening minutes of this revival of JM Barrie’s little-performed 1901 romantic comedy, young Miss Phoebe Throssel (Fiona Wood) finds herself

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Review: The Reason I Jump at The Children’s Wood at North Kelvin Meadow, Glasgow by David Pollock

'A vivid plea for understanding': David Pollock reviews a promenade adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s book about the experience of autism. The post Review: The Reason I Jump at The Children…

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Chicago review at Pitlochry Festival Theatre – ‘timely and beautifully choreographed’ by David Pollock

The intensive summer repertory schedule at Pitlochry Festival Theatre bears an extra weight of expectation this season, with long-standing artistic director John

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh by David Pollock

'The air of stifling, claustrophobic routine': David Pollock reviews Martin McCormick's absurdist play The post Review: Ma, Pa and the Little Mouths at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh appear…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Review: A Six Inch Layer of Topsoil and the Fact it Rains, on tour in Perthshire by David Pollock

'A pocket version of the classic Scots ‘ceilidh play’': David Pollock reviews a piece of verbatim theatre based on farming in Perthshire The post Review: A Six Inch Layer of Topsoil and …

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: Bold Girls at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow by David Pollock

27 years later: Rona Munro's play's focus has shifted since its premiere in 1991. The post Review: Bold Girls at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Review: The Lover at Lyceum, Edinburgh by David Pollock

Dream-like ambiguities: a female-led team adapt Marguerite Duras's 1984 novel of adolescent sexuality. The post Review: The Lover at Lyceum, Edinburgh appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Review: How To Disappear and Cinderella at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh by David Pollock

David Pollock reviews the Traverse Theatre's two Christmas shows for 2017. The post Review: How To Disappear and Cinderella at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh appeared first on Exeunt Magazi…

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