Danielle Farrow

REVIEW – The Government Inspector, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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By Danielle Farrow Communicado Theatre Company returns to its acclaimed 2010 collaboration (with the Tron Theatre), this time presenting The Government Inspector in co-production with Aberystwyth Arts Centre and producing a highly entertaining play in Adrian Mitchell’s adaptation, which is fresh and modern without having to forcibly update Nikolai Gogol’s 19th century take on political […]

REVIEW – Awakenings Tour 2011, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

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Until 18th February 2011, 19:30 (22:00) @ Edinburgh Festival Theatre   By Danielle Farrow The Rambert Company has a fine reputation in the dance world and the Awakenings Tour shows why. In this collection of three pieces, dancers show strong technique, precision, flow, controlled acrobatics and a sense of fun, moving to wide-ranging music which […]

REVIEW – The Secret Garden, Edinburgh Festival Theatre

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The Secret Garden runs until 8th January 2011 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.  Times and prices vary.     By Danielle Farrow  This triple Tony Award winning musical by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon focuses strongly on relationships and the harm people do to themselves in being ‘contrary’ to avoid pain. When newly orphaned Mary Lennox […]

REVIEW – Conversation with Cairney, Royal Lyceum Theatre

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The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh – 17th November 2010 By Danielle Farrow “An actor’s life for me!” With this apt ditty, John Cairney took to the stage: 63 years an actor, voice cracking slightly, twinkle in the eye – and the feet – and charm aplenty. By the end he was confiding that, at the start […]

REVIEW – The Dress Affair, Tightlaced Theatre

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As The Woman removes her outer garments to reveal The Dress for the first time; or The Man takes off his hat, immediately transforming from predator to prey, you realise that The Dress Affair is – literally and thematically – a multi-layered work. The latest production from Edinburgh-based new writing collective Tightlaced Theatre, The Dress […]

REVIEW – In Transit by the Actors Kitchen

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If you’ve ever spent time in an airport waiting for a delayed flight, you may have passed the time wondering about your fellow travellers and what their stories are. What are that irate couple sitting opposite arguing about? Are those two over there just good friends or something more? And why is that woman at […]