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‘There is enough heart & brain in the play to keep it going’: RED ELLEN – Edinburgh ★★★

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

Red Ellen, at the Lyceum, co-produced with the Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage, suffers from many of the faults that affect biographical drama, and is far too long for its own good. Nevertheless, it has an abundance of compassion and an excellent central performance from Bettrys Jones.

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NEWS: Alan Cumming cabaret headlines 2016 Edinburgh International Festival

In Cabaret, Dance, Edinburgh Festival, Festivals, Musicals, News, Opera, Plays, Regional theatre, Scotland by Thom DibdinLeave a Comment

Solid showing for Linehan’s second EIF: The return of Alan Cumming to Edinburgh for the whole festival is the big news of a programme that is more solid than surprising. He will be singing his Sappy Songs for 20 performances of late-night cabaret at the Hub. Cumming is part of the theatre programme, as artistic director Fergus Linehan seeks to question the nature of cabaret.