KONTOMBLE – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

In Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Scotland by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

Community and ritual lie at the heart of Nalina Chetty’s clever new play Kontomble, the opener to the latest A Play, A Pie and A Pint season of lunchtime theatre at the Traverse. In a consistently well-acted production, director Guy Hollands breathes life and understanding into a script that is just a shade too well-intentioned and, for all that the happy ending feels good, falls out just a bit too pat.

Video and photos: Spoiling debate ahead of Scottish referendum

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Photos, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

“Talk about handling a hot potato,” Gabriel Quigley said to me after I chaired a post-show Q&A with her and her co-star Richard Clements following last Thursday’s performance of Spoiling at Theatre Royal Stratford East. John McCann’s new play, a co-production between Stratford East and Scotland’s Traverse Theatre, is ferociously topical – taking as its […]