Tag: Drama

★★★★ Prison Power Play

Jasper Cunningham reviews Victim at the Pleasance, Edinburgh With a cleverly simplistic style, Victim explores the lives of two characters; a female prison warden and an inmate in the same institution. When a new inmate with a particularly harrowing backstory arrives, the natural order of prison life is […]

★★★ Explosive Drama

Anna Hadley reviews Trashed at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Trashed is a dark, tragic show that haunts the Fringe and stays with its audiences. Written by Sascha Moore and performed by David William Bryan, the play is based on one man’s experience of the loss of a child, the […]

★★★ A Puzzling High Tension Piece

Charlotte Pegram reviews Lands at Summerhall, Edinburgh Lands is sparse, both in terms of language and set. Featuring only a trampoline and a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, it tackles issues of dependency and isolation in an absurdist form. You have to get used to the sounds of springs crunching up […]

★★★★ Bitingly Funny in Bradford

Simon Ward reviews Combustion at the Arcola Theatre If presented with the premise of a four-hander play set in a Bradford garage, one might demur.  Adding in an English Defence League thug would scarcely make it seem more palatable.  Yet Combustion explodes such expectations.  It is a triumph: […]

★★★★ Snappy and Sincere

Abigail Bryant reviews Snapshot at the Hope Theatre Snapshot, written by George Johnston and directed by James McAndrew, is 75 minutes of incredibly immersive and captivating drama, exploring the complex relations between three twenty-somethings living in modern-day London. With non-linear chronology and snappy scene changes, the audience has […]