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Kirsty McGrory


Kirsty McGrory is a writer based in Edinburgh. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English Literature in 2008. Her niche obsessions include, but are not limited to: 1970s cinema; 17th century Scottish witch trials; The Fall (band, season, damned Lapsarian state); true crime podcasts; Victoria Woodhull; former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakus; gratuitous listing; The Oxford comma, and inappropriately emotive trip advisor reviews.

Reviews: 53
Other Articles: 2
York Theatre Royal [ONLINE]

Wise Children [ONLINE]

Emma Rice’s ambitious production retains the joy, but dilutes the complexity of Angela Carter’s final novel

National Theatre at Home [via YouTube]

Frankenstein [ONLINE]

National theatre’s celebrated 2011 production retains intensity and relevance

King's Theatre

Anything Goes

Southern Light’s production of Cole Porter’s classic musical is delightful, delicious and de-lovely

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


Final NOW exhibition is deeply impressive in scope

Pleasance Courtyard

Bible John

Ambitious production addresses the current widespread obsession with true crime

The Stand, Edinburgh

Richard Herring: RHLSTP

‘The Podfather’ Herring brings warmth and laughter to the Fringe with award-winning podcast

The Stand, Edinburgh

Josie Long: Tender

Long’s show thoughtfully interweaves tales of motherhood with current affairs

Traverse Theatre

Crocodile Fever

Meghan Tyler’s audacious dark comedy is brilliant, but not for the faint of heart

Royal Lyceum Theatre

The Duchess [of Malfi]

Zinnie Harris’ innovative re-imagining of Webster’s tragedy is a powerful deconstruction of toxic masculinity.

Festival Theatre Studio

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Amateur group’s production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winner is ambitious, but impressive

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Film maestro’s latest offering is disappointingly muddled and uncomfortable.