Theatre Review: This Restless House

By Emer O'Toole National Theatre of Scotland, Citizen's Theatre, now- 9 September  This Restless House,  Zinnie Harris’ update of The Oresteia — Aeschylus' 2500 year old three part drama about the troubled young house of Argos — is available in two parts or, for the brave, as one four hour long epic. Harris' reworking of the Greek drama to a … Continue reading Theatre Review: This Restless House

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Tara Fitzpatrick and Niall Christie Our rundown of the music releasing, films screening, shows performing, books to read and events happening in the week ahead. Film: Atomic Blonde (released July 28) Charlize Theron stars in this Cold War action-thriller directed by David Leitch. The film follows Lorraine Broughton (Theron) an undercover MI6 spy sent … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week

Theatre Review: Inheritance

By Niall Christie Platform Theatre, Glasgow. 13 July. Although it may have been a one night only production, Inheritance will have had a lasting effect on those in the audience with its brutally honest portrayal of Glaswegian prejudice. Speaking beforehand, writer Louie John Lowis stated his wish to shock and provoke the audience. That, without … Continue reading Theatre Review: Inheritance

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Martha Ffion - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh The musical project of Claire Martha Ffion McKay, this Irish-born, Glasgow-based artist travels to the east coast to … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week

Theatre Review: The Lying Kind

By Emer O'Toole Tron Theatre Company, Tron Theatre, 11-17 June Christmas has come early to the Tron Theatre this year with The Lying Kind, a comedy that explores the dilemma of lying to be kind. The play begins with a scene reminiscent of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot: two male characters have a conversation on … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Lying Kind

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Émer O'Toole and Tony Inglis Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Haim – Something to Tell You A lot has changed in the four years since the Haim sisters released their debut … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week