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Beth Blakemore


By day, Beth is a books editor for an international publisher. By night (and all weekend), she is the Theatre Editor here at The Wee Review. She is currently a PhD candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Other writing and editing experience includes being Fringe and Culture Editor at The Student newspaper during her undergraduate degree.

Reviews: 80
Other Articles: 6
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.



Charles Atlas’s attempt to enter the fourth dimension falls short of expectations.

The Vaults

The Apologists

An insightful look at the cost of public apologies, which is weighed down by the heavy subject matter.

The Yard Theatre


A provocative piece tracking a woman’s rise and fall through the lens of social media.

Almeida Theatre


Despite its ambitious length, this three-hour-long dissection of the USA’s political climate lacks groundbreaking insight.

Tristan Bates Theatre

The Knot

An understated exploration of martial woes and making relationships work.