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14 Dec 2019 The Guardian

I Can Go Anywhere

By Douglas Maxwell. A Traverse Theatre review.

JIMMY says he doesn't want to be a story. An asylum seeker in Glasgow, he refuses to be defined by the trauma that has brought him here. Rather, his hunger for a positive identity has drawn him to a peculiarly British form of youth culture. Dressed in a natty check suit and hanging up his parka, he intrudes on a stranger's flat and reveals his true self: "I'm a fucking mod."

LunaDaiinStrangeTalesImagebyTommyGaKenWan4 Dec 2019 The Guardian

Strange Tales

By Pauline Lockhart and Ben Harrison. A Traverse and Grid Iron theatre review

BEING human is a risk. You never know when a fox will try to seduce you or a ghost will attempt to drain your blood. Don't you just hate it when tiny creatures take residence in your eyes? And why is there always a demon or clay monster to fend off? This is the way of things in the imagination of Pu Songling, the 17th-century author of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, a compendium of 431 tales of the supernatural which, on publication 50 years after his death, acquired a Brothers Grimm-like status in China.

MartinQuinnCreditTommyGaKenWan28 Nov 2019 The Guardian

Oor Wullie

By Scott Gilmour and Claire McKenzie. A Dundee Rep theatre review

IT would be a stretch to call it a Brexit play, but this musical homage to the DC Thomson comic strip is driven by a cultural anxiety that suggests a divided nation. On the one hand, you have a character so iconic he seems the very definition of Scottishness; Oor Wullie has been getting into scrapes in Auchenshoogle, a town where youÕll never get far without a tartan bunnet and a set of bagpipes, since his Sunday Post debut in 1936.









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