Performing Arts Reviews

Join us as we highlight reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.

Celtic Connections, Transatlantic Sessions: Glasgow band, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Celtic Connections’ Online Atlantic Crossing

Review: Available to view until 6th February, Celtic Connections’ Transatlantic Sessions are a long-standing high point of Glasgow’s folk and roots music festival – this year online, but the performances nonetheless sparkling.

Edinburgh International Festival 2020, 'My Light Shines On'

Over One Million Arts Lovers Embrace My Light Shines On

Review: In a defiant response to the Covid crisis, Edinburgh International Festival brought together a comprehensive collection of major performances on its YouTube channel from a variety of premier international and Scottish artists, together with major national commissions and special light installations in the Festival’s regular venues across the capital.

Bethan Langford (Second Lady), Jeni Bern (First Lady) and Sioned Gwen Davies (Third Lady) in The Magic Flute. Scottish Opera 2019. Credit James Glossop

Scottish Opera’s Magical Magic Flute

Review: The Magic Flute, Mozart’s magical singspiel rooted in fairy tale heroes and damsels in distress, is presented by Scottish Opera in Glasgow before touring Scotland and showing in London and Belfast later this year

long shadows: Kings Theatre

Rebus Casts His Long Shadows at the Kings Theatre

Review: In this production, we join the protagonist in his later years, with Rebus riddled with COPD, unkempt and struggling to find any joy in his retirement – in short – the Rebus that fans of his novels have come to love.