Who needs that double espresso shot when shows like Meghan Tyler’s Crocodile Fever exist?
Trailing clouds of glory from the 2018 Fringe, David Ireland’s Ulster American has returned to the Traverse with a bang. If it is not quite as good as some have said, it is still impressive – and certainly is impressively nasty.
David Ireland’s play Ulster American, about a Hollywood actor arriving in Britain to play the lead in a play by an Ulster Protestant writer, is a riot.
Having read the book a few years ago, I was quite curious to see how Mark Haddon‘s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time would translate to the stage and Simon Stevens adaptation certainly doesn’t disappoint. It is spellbinding!
The portrayal of how maths whizz Christopher attempts to solve the mystery of the killing of a neighbourhood dog, instead discovering buried secrets about those around him, continues to thrill audiences with its combination of thoroughly involving story-telling and impressive visual effects.
There is a generosity and sincerity to Jumpy at Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre, allied to some impressive acting, even if the end result is not as overwhelming as it might be.
Superbly judged performances and a clever, organic approach to staging make for an effectively spooky time in the Lyceum’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir.