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7 Sep 2018 The Guardian

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand and Edwin Morgan. An NTS/Citizens/Royal Lyceum Theatre review

EDWIN Morgan’s 1992 translation of Edmond Rostand’s romantic drama is a work of tremendous vigour. Funny, playful and bold, it is written in a linguistically expansive Glaswegian Scots, as dazzling in its breadth of vocabulary as it is audacious in its rhyming scheme. Focusing on the large-nosed Cyrano, a poet and soldier in 17th-century France, it’s an ugly duckling story in which the hero’s swanlike inner beauty goes unnoticed until it’s too late. The play goes from swashbuckling to comic, from romantic to heartbreaking, as it suggests that only time can distinguish the superficial from the soulful.

ElizabethNewman17 Jul 2018 The Scotsman

Theatre interview: Pitlochry’s new artistic director Elizabeth Newman plans to take the whole community along for the ride

A Pitlochry Festival Theatre preview

IF YOU want a clue about the incoming artistic director of Pitlochry Festival Theatre you’ll find it in William Blake. On her first visit to the theatre in the hills, Elizabeth Newman kept thinking of a line by the poet. “To the eyes of the man of imagination,” wrote the 20-year-old Blake, “nature is imagination itself.” For Newman, about to move to a theatre embedded in nature, inspiration lies in the landscape. From the salmon ladder and the distilleries to Explorers, the Scottish plant hunters’ garden, she is rooting herself in the environment.

19 Jun 2018 The Guardian

Quality Street

By JM Barrie. A Pitlochry Festival Theatre review

VALENTINE Brown is trying to persuade Phoebe Throssel that age is no barrier to their romance. She might regret the decade that has passed since he abruptly left to fight in the Napoleonic wars, leaving their love unrequited, but he’s having none of it. “Instead of growing older you shall grow younger,” he says, promising to heal the wounds of time. No prizes for guessing the playwright is JM Barrie. .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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