✭✭✭✩✩ Fascinating but uneven:
Boasting impressive music and dance, Asian Music Circuit’s Umrao – The Noble Courtesan is a production with deficiencies in many areas, but is thoroughly successful in others.
✭✭✭✭✩ The unstageable, staged:
A world of hugely entertaining possibilities is on display in Lanark. The co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the International Festival has all of the excitement and weight of a capital-letter Theatre Event.
✭✭✩✩✩ A touch lacking:
Touch, a co-production between Ciaran Myers and Edinburgh-based Asylon Theatre at the New Town Theatre, treats difficult themes sensitively and tactfully. Unfortunately, this is at the expense of dramatic impact.
✭✭✭✩✩ More deadly than magic:
Dani Iannarelli’s love letter to film noir and jazz combines film clips, music and a noirish plot. The outcome is too confused to be a success, although parts of the performance are very enjoyable indeed.