Byre Theatre

St Andrews
21 - 22 May 2024
James V: Katherine
Scaled-back instalment of the James Plays series offers a story of heresy, heartache, and hope
Reviewed at Festival Theatre Studio

28 - 29 June 2023
A bloated and convoluted plot renders this psychological drama a thrill-less thriller
Reviewed at Traverse Theatre

12 May 2023
Imaginate: Protest
Perky play for kids invites us all to stand up and make a difference
Reviewed at Festival Theatre Studio

27 October 2022
A New Life
Musical about new parenthood has comedic highlights but feels inconsistent
Reviewed at Tron Theatre

22 September 2022
A tour de force one-woman show commemorating one of Scotland's forgotten football legends
Reviewed at Eden Court

19 April 2022
Julius Caesar
Stripped-back performances offers Shakespeare at its purest
Reviewed at Eden Court

15 March 2022
Stand By
Immersive drama offers an authentic portrayal of policing in Scotland
Reviewed at Eden Court

25 October 2019
The Box
Deeply affecting and important work explores the dark world of depression
Reviewed at Assembly Roxy

10 - 11 October 2019
Clybourne Park
A rapturous dance around the Monopoly board
Reviewed at Eden Court

21 September 2019
Inventive children's play stays on tract
Reviewed at Eden Court

13 - 15 June 2019
A truly original musical with solid vocals.
Reviewed here

7 - 8 June 2019
The Red Lion
Much more than a matchday melodrama, Patrick Marber's football play receives a fine Scottish debut
Reviewed at Brunton Theatre

9 May 2019
An unusual slice of British history set in an English boozer.
Reviewed at Tron Theatre

31 August - 1 September 2018
South Bend
Gridiron's tale of a romantic culture clash is funny in parts but is it a strong enough story?
Reviewed at Eden Court

2 May 2018
The Monster & Mary Shelley
Fascinating and hilarious contemporary look back at Mary Shelley's creation of Frankenstein.
Reviewed at Tron Theatre

23 March 2018
How to Act
Privilege and colonialism in the rehearsal room in NTS' widely-discussed two hander.
Reviewed at Tron Theatre

24 February 2018
The Return
Ellie Stewart's story of faked identity tours to Speyside to warm welcome.
Reviewed at Boat of Garten Community Hall

5 February 2017
Black Beauty
Intertextual mischief with a classic puts the rest out to pasture
Reviewed at Traverse Theatre

27 September 2017
Blanche and Butch
Biting drag comedy that shines a discoball on disability in theatre.
Reviewed at Tron Theatre

14 October 2016
A Bench on the Road
Charioteer Theatre win our interest in the story of Italian immigration but don't deliver on it
Reviewed at Assembly Roxy

27 September 2016
The Course of True Love
Romantic and international relations dilemmas play out in a plush hotel room.
Reviewed at Brunton Theatre

17 September 2016
There is much to love about Rapture Theatre's take on Cold War German politics
Reviewed at Eden Court

2 April 2018 - Invalid Date
Little Light
The lingering impression is one of wonder in Vision Mechanics' latest.
Reviewed at Eden Court