Kathryn Howden

REVIEW – Any Given Day, Traverse Theatre


The characters in Linda McLean’s challenging new piece are trapped by routine, going through motions which keep them numbed to the discomfort of their existence. Sadie and Bill are ‘mentally defective’ and live together in a council flat, in constant fear of abuse from their neighbours. Bill’s niece Jackie works in a city centre wine […]

REVIEW – Every One at the Lyceum Theatre


Five members of a normal family take to the mirrored stage of the Lyceum and face the audience, telling us their thoughts, memories and dreams. As the house lights dim, you think this is perhaps a clever device to deliver a scene-setting character introduction. Over an hour later, as the lights fall on the interval, […]