Theatre review: War Horse (5/5) When the author Michael Morpurgo was researching what started out as a children’s book, he discovered that an estimated 10 million army horses perished in the First World War. His book went stratospheric and the stage version has been seen by seven million theatregoers, touched by the moving tale of […]
As a chartered accountant and finance manager at one of the big banks Tom Sheddan had become used to working up to seventy hours a week. Managing big money transactions and a team of 23 is demanding work and there came a point when the pressures of the job finally got to him. “I went off with stress […]
Film review: Journey’s End (12A) 5/5 This drama set in the First Word War trenches is a visceral viewing experience as the shaky camera work coupled with the robust and rattling sound effects gives the audience a shared experience with the desperate soldiers fighting for survival. Directed by Saul Dibb (Bullet Boy, Suite Francaise, The Duchess), […]
Film review: Darkest Hour (5/5) Gary Oldman described taking on one of the most iconic of characters as the role of a lifetime, though he admitted that he initially turned down the part of Winston Churchill, Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, for fear he couldn’t pull it off. He had nothing left to prove with his […]
Following an acclaimed world premiere run in Liverpool, this musical whirlwind received a rousing reception at its opening night in Edinburgh.