Tag : Theatre Group

Theatre Group Offer a Fresh Take on Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

10 months ago / 0 comments

Featuring a strong cast, excellent production and a modern interpretation of the Shakespeare classic, Theatre Group’s ‘Macbeth’ is a success. Ella Kennedy’s Macbeth warps the classic tragedy into a narrative of underground secrecy, forming a corporate world peppered with criminality below a surface of tough professionalism. Suited up, and fuelled … Read More

Birdsong: A ‘touching commemoration of the lives lost during the war’

11 months ago / 0 comments

LUU Theatre Group’s production of Birdsong was haunting to say the least. It defied time by slipping seamlessly between Stephen’s horrific struggle through the war and his time spent in the house of factory owner, Rene Azaire, in France. This lack of chronological order was easy for me to understand, … Read More

‘Constellations’ Looks For Love in an Infinite Universe

11 months ago / 0 comments

Not so much a typical tale of romance, Nick Payne’s Constellations is a boy-meets-girl two-hander that explores the infinite outcomes of a relationship. A meeting, an intimate night, a betrayal, a reunion, a parting. The audience is constantly challenged to imagine every potential result of the situations presented while the … Read More

Review: TG’s The Trial – comic, captivating and tense

2 years ago / 0 comments

Based on Franz Kafka’s 1925 novel and adapted by Steven Berkoff, Theatre Group’s performance of The Trial delivered in all areas comic, captivating and tense. Centred around the arrest of Joseph K., played by Joe Goodman, for reasons unknown to himself and the guards who arrest him, K.’s perfectly respectable … Read More

Review: TG’s NSFW – mature in more ways than one

2 years ago / 0 comments

Advertised as a ‘play all about boobs’ by director, Liv Morrissey, the intellectual integrity of TG’s ‘NSFW’ was queried, however the show was a treat to watch with some poignant and current topics dealt with in a composed, mature and thought-provoking way. The story follows the two publishing houses: ‘Doghouse’, … Read More

‘Trainspotting’ Review: A strong, striking performance

2 years ago / 0 comments

Before the first line is even delivered, Theatre Group’s Trainspotting stage adaptation drops you into a narcotic-tinted universe, as we are greeted with thumping techno, wavy dancers and a disorientating set. So striking is the set that it proves to almost become a character within the play, transporting us around a grungy Edinburgh with … Read More

‘A Doll’s House’ review – Faithful, yet fiercely relevant

2 years ago / 0 comments

Henrik Ibsen said that in his major work A Doll’s House he was tasked with “the description of humanity”. Director Lily Melhuish and Producer Anya Dye have certainly managed to convey this in their version of the 1879 Danish play – through a handful of complex and often relatable characters, … Read More

Show Week Time: Theatre on campus next week

2 years ago / 0 comments

Show week is nearly upon us. For all of those involved with the excellent student productions on campus next week, times are probably rather stressful. For all the rest of us however, we’ve got a great run of shows ahead of us to look forward to. Here’s a reminder of … Read More

TG Present: A Clockwork Orange

3 years ago / 0 comments

Theatre Group’s decision to take on such a dark, challenging play was a brave one; filled with tough scenes including both physical and sexual violence, the cast confronted these scenes with real maturity, allowing them to be harrowing but not excessive. The violent scenes were excellently choreographed, using both music … Read More

TG Take On Love and Information

3 years ago / 0 comments

Theatre Group made a bold move in taking on Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information. With over a hundred characters and reportedly more than sixty individual scenes and no real discernable narrative, it’s not the most accessible text to put on stage, and well, it can result in a case of … Read More