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Beth Blakemore


Beth is the Theatre Editor here at The Wee Review. She is currently a PhD student in Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, though also works as a freelance editor and writer.

Reviews: 85
Other Articles: 6
Pleasance at EICC

The Trojans

Harrowing experiences of war and displacement are relived by Glasgow’s Syrian community

Royal Lyceum Theatre

Kalakuta Republik

An evocative evening of dance that is unflinching in its force and passion

Pleasance Courtyard


Half a String brings an inspiring, hopeful and masterful performance

Pleasance Courtyard

Bobby & Amy

A riveting piece of theatre featuring two phenomenal performances

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Blood and Gold

Mara Menzies gifts us with her storyteller finesse once again

Edinburgh Playhouse

The Crucible

A sublime and enrapturing adaptation of Arthur Miller’s drama

Rose Lipman Building

The Wave

A class group project explores the dangerous repercussions of a collective identity.

The Cockpit

Anna Karenina

Xameleon Theatre’s bilingual production overflows with ambition, yet doesn’t always hit the mark.

Almeida Theatre

Three Sisters

A tough-going yet worthwhile adaptation that preserves Chekov’s vision of modern theatre.

Traverse Theatre

Velvet Petal

A cool contemporary performance that loses itself in trying to make a statement.



An exceptional reimagining of a classic Greek tragedy that leaves you breathless.