Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Coming around again...

A quick pointer on a few shows that we saw last year that are making a return over the next couple of months.

"Yellow Moon" has a long run at the Traverse as part of the Fringe, and although I found it a little overloaded with issues, the performances and direction were excellent. As well as the Fringe it also returns to the Citizens in September.

As well as his new show Rebus McTaggart:Crimewarrior, Richard Thomson also brings back his original Rebus McTaggart show for a limited run. Feltonfleet School also return with their production of "Lord of the Flies" although I suspect with a different cast. Our review of last years festival includes coverage of both of these shows.

Moving away from the Fringe, and the reason for this post, one of our favourite shows from 2006 is returning to the Britannia Panopticon in late September. "The Whitechapel Murders" really impressed us with it's concept, writing and performances and the atmospheric setting made it a memorable evening. For a show about the victims of Jack the Ripper it was hugely entertaining while remaining respectful given the subject matter. More info from Theatrefusion, but book quickly as these shows are always popular as it's a rare chance to see the Panopticon where a young Stan Laurel once appeared, back in use.

We've got a good number of new shows now lined up for later in the year, so we'll be adding a new Now Booking/Coming Soon post shortly.