Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, Walrus @ Roundabout @ Summerhall

Lemons x5 has become one of those legendary fringe plays. Kind of like a cult thing. It’s probably one of those things where everyone has already said all the clever things it’s possible to say about it. So I haven’t read anyone else’s reviews and am just going to write down what I thought about… Continue reading Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, Walrus @ Roundabout @ Summerhall

Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here, Barrel Organ @ Zoo

I’ve been wrestling with what on earth this play is about. (PLOT: one woman drives her friend to her old house; she has left something there she needs to get back. They play games in the car, the thing is no longer in the house, we get lost in a nightmarish dream world where the… Continue reading Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here, Barrel Organ @ Zoo

The Murderous Philanthropist of Croydon Town, Intrepid Fools @ theSpace @ Surgeons Hall

So. This show is really special and a lovely lovely break from all the really fucking depressing shows at the Fringe. It’s almost a kid’s show but not really: kind of like a kids show for adults. A kids show with murder. The whole aesthetic reminds me weirdly of Daisy Ashford’s The Young Visiters. But… Continue reading The Murderous Philanthropist of Croydon Town, Intrepid Fools @ theSpace @ Surgeons Hall

Road, Royal Court

I’ve written about this before and now I’m writing about it again: I’m a firm believer in Rupert Goold’s statement that the director’s job is to cover up the bad bits in the text [links to paid content]. This is exactly what John Tiffany doesn’t do. If anything, his direction exacerbates the weaker parts of Jim… Continue reading Road, Royal Court

A condensed version of Simon Stephens’ A Working Diary

A Working Diary. Simon Stephens. The condensed version.   1st January   At [the Court/the National/the Royal Exchange]. I like it here. Saw [insert playwright]’s new play. It was ok. /profound line break/ I know so much about theatre. I know the ins and outs. I know what makes theatre function. I know audiences. I… Continue reading A condensed version of Simon Stephens’ A Working Diary