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Reviews: The Merchant of Venice, Botanic Gardens, Glasgow & The Importance of Being Earnest, Pitlochry Festival Theatre



The Merchant Of Venice

Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

Until August 1


The Importance Of Being Earnest

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Various dates until October 16… 653 more words

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Warchus' 'Matilda: The Musical' at SHNSF is a miracle without peer

“My mummy says I’m a miracle!
My daddy says I’m his special little guy!
I am a princess
And I am a prince.
Mum says I’m an angel sent down from the sky… 1,497 more words

Highly Recommended

Ryan Gray’s Beneath The Skin Travels a Dark, Compelling Path

How far would you go in search of the truth? How well do we know our limits, our boundaries that keep us from being consumed by a hungry darkness? 633 more words


Review: Richard II – Botanic Gardens, Glasgow

First published in The Times, Friday July 24 2015

Four Stars

In recent years, Bard in the Botanics, Scotland’s annual summer Shakespeare festival, has complemented its programme of full-scale outdoor productions with one radically pared-down adaptation, performed by a handful of actors in the Kibble Palace glasshouse. 361 more words

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Richard II


JOYCE MCMILLAN on RICHARD II at the Botanic Gardens Glasgow, for The Scotsman, 25.7.15.

4 stars ****

IN HISTORIC TERMS, Richard II is the opening drama of Shakespeare’s great history cycle, the sad tale of how the last Plantagenet king was defeated and deposed by his more vigorous cousin Bolingbroke, and a play entirely shaped by Shakespeare’s visceral horror at the idea of an anointed king being robbed of his throne. 226 more words

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The Importance Of Being Earnest


JOYCE MCMILLAN on THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, for The Scotsman, 25.7.15.

3 stars ***

OSCAR WILDE was many things in his short, brilliant and   scandalous life – playwright of genius, dazzling social wit, the most famous man ever to be prosecuted and imprisoned in England for his homosexuality; and also, like many thinking people of his time, something of a socialist.  378 more words

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