Reviews of The Wheel

Rebecca Benson in The Wheel (photo by Robbie Jack)

Rebecca Benson in The Wheel (photo by Robbie Jack)

It’s impossible not to salute the fierce sincerity of the play’s need to get to grips with the evil of war; or the skill and passion of the staging, driven throughout by a breathtaking central performance from Catherine Walsh as a woman held to ransom by her own need to care and yet unable to protect those she loves.
The Scotsman * * * *

“Zinnie Harris’s new play for the Traverse is the powerful story of a woman living in a landscape devastated by death, and the damage that war inflicts on children, whether it be in Rwanda, Spain, Northern Ireland or Yugoslavia.”
The Scotsman – Fringe First winners announcement

Thrillingly audacious . . . A powerful and compelling indictment of neglect.
The Herald * * * *

Financial Times * * * *

The Wheel celebrates the fifth birthday of the flourishing National Theatre of Scotland in some style.

Vicky Featherstone directs a sharply focused production on a striking two-tier set redolent of generic desolation. Walsh is remarkable as the reluctant heroine who flags but never quits.
London Evening Standard

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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