Royal Shakespeare Company Ensemble, The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Performed in Repertoire from Tuesday 31st March – Saturday 3rd October

Continue reading ‘The Winter’s Tale ***’


To be honest, at times, Theatrefreak is nothing more than a Shakespearefreak. Continue reading ‘Shakespearefreak…..is the play’s the thing?’


Waterproof ****

17May09

A Play, a Pie and a Pint at the Oran Mor, Glasgow
Monday 11th May – Saturday 16th May 2009

Continue reading ‘Waterproof ****’


Harold Pinter died on 24th December 2008, since then many obituaries and tributes have been written in print and online. The tributes paint a picture of a highly talented and admired man, a sentiment I personally share. At the time, it was suggested to me that I should write my own tribute to Pinter, and although it is slightly belated, I would like to take a moment now, a pause, if you will, for Pinter.

Continue reading ‘A (pause) for Pinter’


Back in November I started theatrefreak’s blog to have somewhere to post theatre reviews. Since then my horizons have changed a little and now it’s time for my blog to change too.

As some of you may know,  Continue reading ‘All the world’s a blog…’


Queen Margaret University School of Drama and Creative Industries, The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Tuesday 14th April – Saturday 18th April 2009

Continue reading ‘The Winter’s Tale ***’


Menier Chocolate Factory Production, currently on a UK tour

Continue reading ‘Little Shop of Horrors ***’


Blue Surge ***

04Apr09

Cobweb Theatre Company, Adam House, Edinburgh
Thursday 2nd April – Saturday 4th April 2009
(The Byre Theatre, St Andrews – Friday 24th April 2009)

Continue reading ‘Blue Surge ***’


Cobweb Theatre Company, Adam House, Edinburgh
Thursday 2nd April – Saturday 4th April 2009
(The Byre Theatre, St Andrews – Friday 24th April 2009)

Continue reading ‘Life of Insects ****’


Kyoto ****

14Mar09

A Play, a Pie and a Pint, A Co-Production between Oran Mor and the Traverse Theatre
Glasgow, Monday 9th March – Saturday 14th March 2009
Edinburgh, Tuesday 17th March – Saturday 21st March 2009

Continue reading ‘Kyoto ****’


Citizens Theatre Production, Glasgow
Wednesday 11th February – Saturday 7th March 2009

Continue reading ‘Educating Rita ***’


Donmar West End at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
Friday 5th December 2008 – Saturday 7th March 2009

Continue reading ‘Twelfth Night ****’


Oliver ***

25Jan09

Cameron Mackintosh Presentation, Royal Theatre Drury Lane, London
Friday 12th December 2008 – currently booking to Saturday 18th July 2009

Continue reading ‘Oliver ***’


A Lyric Hammersmith Production, London
Friday 23rd January 2009 – currently booking to 14th March 2009

Continue reading ‘Spring Awakening – The Musical ****’


Sub Rosa *****

20Jan09

A Fire Exit Ltd and Citizens Theatre co-production, Glasgow
Monday 19th January – Saturday 31st January 2009

Continue reading ‘Sub Rosa *****’


Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Friday 16th January – Saturday 14th February 2009

Continue reading ‘The Man Who Had All The Luck ***’


Queen Margaret University Student Union and Cobweb Theatre Company, Adam House, Edinburgh
Thursday 15th January – Saturday 17th January 2009

Continue reading ‘Spring Awakening ***’


Dundee Rep Theatre presentation, currently on tour

Continue reading ‘Sunshine on Leith ****’


The Edinburgh Playhouse in arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD, Edinburgh
Wednesday 3rd December 2008 – Saturday 3rd January 2009   

Continue reading ‘The Witches of Eastwick **’


Queen Margaret University School of Drama and Creative Industries, Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh
Tuesday 9th December – Saturday 13th December 2008

Continue reading ‘The Ballad of the Sad Cafe ****’


A Play, a Pie and a Pint at the Oran Mor, Glasgow
Monday 1st December – Saturday 20th December 2008

Continue reading ‘Babes in the Woods ***’


Otter Pie **

29Nov08

The Fish and Games performance group, touring around Scotland, currently at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Wednesday 26th November – Saturday 29th November 2008

Continue reading ‘Otter Pie **’


Queen Margaret University School of Drama and Creative Industries, Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh
Tuesday 25th November – Saturday 28th November 2008 

Continue reading ‘David Copperfield ***’


Bone Boys **

25Nov08

A Play, a Pie and a Pint at the Oran Mor/BBC Radio Scotland co-production, Glasgow
Monday 24th November – Saturday 29th November 2008

Continue reading ‘Bone Boys **’


Normal ***

22Nov08

Edinburgh University Theatre Company at the Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 18th November – Saturday 22nd November 2008

Continue reading ‘Normal ***’


Traverse Theatre Company/National Theatre of Scotland Debuts, Edinburgh
Thursday 20th November – Saturday 29th November 2008

Continue reading ‘Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us ***’


Traverse Theatre Company, Edinburgh
Friday 24th October – Saturday 15th November 2008

Continue reading ‘Midsummer [a play with songs] ****’


Traverse Theatre Company/National Theatre of Scotland Debuts, Edinburgh
Thursday 6th November – Saturday 15th November 2008

Continue reading ‘Nasty, Brutish and Short ***’


The Dogstone **

17Nov08

Traverse Theatre Company/National Theatre of Scotland Debuts, Edinburgh
Thursday 6th November – Saturday 15th November 2008

Continue reading ‘The Dogstone **’


Royal Shakespeare Company at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday 28th November – Saturday 1st November 2008

Continue reading ‘Romeo and Juliet ****’


Raspberry ***

11Nov08

A Play, a Pie and a Pint at the Oran Mor, Glasgow
Monday 3rd November – Saturday 8th November 2008

Continue reading ‘Raspberry ***’


A Sweetcar Presentation at Tramway, Glasgow
Thursday 6th – Saturday 16th November 2008

Continue reading ‘4.48 Psychosis ***’