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Mr Gillie, Finborough Theatre – review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: A forgotten play gains new resonance in this timely revival. Cons: It’s very wordy, and the first act takes quite a while to pick up momentum. On Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, a visit to the Finborough Theatre will take you back to 1950’s rural Scotland. To be precise, it will drop you into the fictional mining village of Crult, where Mr Gillie is the headmaster of the small school, and where his radical ideas about education are not always ...

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Jam, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Mathew Foster

Pros: Two very fine actors giving top notch performances. Cons: The staging needs a bit of work; in a small space like this, one actor can easily block the view of the rest of the scene, which happened quite a few times. Thank god for air conditioning. On one of the hottest days of the year so far, I would normally not be looking forward to spending my evening in a tiny black box theatre above a pub. The Finborough ...

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Veterans Day, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Scott Rylander

Pros: An engaging, visceral and aggressive play with contemporary relevance. Strong themes, tackled with sensitivity and intelligence by very capable actors. Cons: The theatre was very hot. The play suffers slightly from wearing another production’s clothes, and could maybe do more with a larger budget. Has an American directness that may lack subtlety to some. Veterans Day is an excellent play that everyone should see. What’s that? You want more context? Well, OK then. This was my first visit to ...

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Dr. Angelus, Finborough Theatre – Review

Credit: Lidia Crisafulli

Pros: Wonderful acting from a talented cast. Cons: The script slows a little towards a slightly disappointing end. Do you trust your doctor? Perhaps not if they go by the name of Dr. Angelus. The protagonist of James Bridie’s play seems like a charismatic, if slightly eccentric, general practitioner. But this psychological thriller is a story of manipulation, where all is not quite as it seems. Set in Glasgow in 1920, the enigmatic Dr. Angelus has hired a new partner, ...

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