Review | Legally Blonde the Musical, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Assembly Rooms ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Legally Blonde the Musical, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Assembly Rooms ⋆⋆⋆⋆

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland deliver a high-octane production of the preppy musical Legally Blonde, based on the 2001 film with the same. The choreography is tight, the roles are superbly cast and the set is overwhelmingly pink. Although the stakes in this show may be low, the level of fun is consistently high. Elle [...]

Review | The Canary and the Crow, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | The Canary and the Crow, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

At around the age of thirteen, a school friend of mine once confronted me to say that if a black person ever did something to hurt her family she would stop speaking to me. At that age, I was stunned into silence. How could she conceivably think that I was responsible for the actions of [...]

Review | Parakeet, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Parakeet, Roundabout @ Summerhall ⋆⋆⋆⋆

In Parakeet, our protagonist (Michelle Tiwo) from Margate is fascinated with birds, parakeets in particular. She is keenly followed by her eccentric neighbour, Dust (Isabel Oliver). Despite bad first impressions, Dust manages to work her way into the bird lover’s life along with Tam, a refugee from Eritrea (Lula Mebrahtu). They initially bond over their [...]

Review | Fake News, Assembly George Square Studio Four ⋆⋆⋆⋆

Review | Fake News, Assembly George Square Studio Four ⋆⋆⋆⋆

How do you maintain journalistic integrity in an industry where the push to produce clickbait content is at odds with this? When the US President undermines the value of the free press in coining the term ‘Fake News’, how can journalism maintain its reputation? These questions are at the centre of the new play ‘Fake [...]