Saturday Review with Tom Sutcliffe Comes From Edinburgh, Offering a Selection of the Best of the Festivals
National Theatre of Scotland's James II, Front, Marion Cotillard in Two Days One Night, racial history in Exhibit B, and Sarah Waters' The Paying Guests. With Tom Sutcliffe.
Saturday Review comes from the 2014 Edinburgh Festivals:
National Theatre of Scotland's production of a new history play looking at the Scottish Stuart kings - we've been to see James II.
Front is a multilingual, multi sensory theatrical experience telling the stories of the First World War. Marion Cotillard's new film, directed by The Dardennes brothers is Two Days One Night; in order to try and save her own job, a woman has to persuade her work colleagues to forgo their annual bonus.
The shameful history of colonisation and racial exploitation is explored in Exhibit B, a 'show' that has caused consternation and extreme - sometimes physical - reactions amongst those who have visited it.
Sarah Waters' new novel The Paying Guests is set in 1920s London when a mother and daughter who find themselves in reduced circumstances, take in tenants leading to complicated repercussions.
Tom Sutcliffe's guests this week are Lesley McDowell, Sophie Cooke and Kerry Shale. The producer is Oliver Jones.
Edinburgh International Festival
James II: Day of the Innocents
Two Days One Night
The Paying Guests