Culture

Charlie Sonata

Charlie Sonata, directed by Matthew Lenton, is an unconventional, modern day fairy-tale that follows a man’s descent at the hands of his emerging addiction to alcohol.   Sandy Grierson – already renowned for his portrayal of Faustus...

Running Wild

With the acclaim of War Horse, a high bar has been set for puppetry on the theatrical stage. King’s Theatre’s production of Running Wild, also based on a story by celebrated children’s author, Michael Morpurgo, manages to put on a...

Girl in the Machine

Stef Smith’s play Girl in the Machine is a gripping insight into the nuances of technology’s interference in our private lives and its potential for future destruction. When the new gadget ‘Black Box’ is brought into the relationship of...

The 8th Door and Bluebeard’s Castle

There is something admirable about Scottish Opera’s decision to co-produce and stage (with Glasgow’s Vanishing Point) a new work (The 8th Door) alongside Bartok’s more firmly-established opera (Bluebeard’s Castle). The idea feels...

Isaac’s Eye

A mosaic of fact and fiction, Isaac’s Eye provides an insight into the life of scientist, Isaac Newton. Although Newton is best known for his work on the laws of gravity, this play focuses on an earlier period of his life. The performance begins...

Gauguin: The Other World

“May the day come when I’ll flee into the woods on an island in Oceania, there to live on stillness, ecstasy and art” dreamed Gauguin in Gauguin: The Other World. While this is both a dynamic and beautifully illustrated graphic novel,...

The Grey People – Exhibition One

The Grey People’s inaugural annual exhibition brings together a cross-fertilisation of many different artistic and intellectual disciplines, forming a melting pot of inspirational art and even more inspiring creators. Transcending the boundaries...

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