An Edinburgh Christmas Carol [production week]

Since October, I’ve been working on two shows for the festive season: one, an immersive weekly cabaret; the other, an Edinburgh take on The Christmas Carol. Similar to The Suppliant Women, there was a callout for singers to play protestor carolers in the production. Yes, protestor carolers. The ban on Christmas/Yule vacation in Scotland wasn’t … More An Edinburgh Christmas Carol [production week]

[EIF] ‘Rhinoceros’ & ‘The Divide 1/2’

Eccentric suits. Minimalist set. And everyone keeps turning into rhinos. Adapted by Zinnie Harris and directed by Murat Daltaban, this co-production between Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre and the DOT Theatre of Istanbul has no sense of its usual French surroundings. Each piece of set, prop, and even down to the last drop of globular paint to … More [EIF] ‘Rhinoceros’ & ‘The Divide 1/2’

‘Glory on Earth’ (preview), Lyceum Theatre

“Don’t take it to extremes, John”. Glory on Earth is “a meditative look” at a very unsettled and volatile time in Scottish and Unionist history, not least due to the Reformation. Consisting of only two characters – John Knox and Mary Queen of Scots, along with a six strong cast of her ladies-in-waiting/’Marys’ – the … More ‘Glory on Earth’ (preview), Lyceum Theatre

‘Jumpy’

“Hilary is 50, a strong intelligent woman who once protested at Greenham Common. Then she felt she could change the world, now, she can’t even change her daughters mind about wearing that skirt. Hilary’s job is on the line, her marriage is on life support, her best friend won’t grow up and her teenage daughter has gone off the rails…” A … More ‘Jumpy’