Philip Cairns

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Kill Johnny Glendenning

22 Sep 20144 stars

David Ireland is star of DC Jackson's murderous comedy about Glasgow's dark underworld

On the surface, Kill Johnny Glendenning is an ironic romp that infects gangster comedy with Glaswegian themes: sectarianism, the Big Man of underground legend, the fashionable west end lady and her dubious family connections. David Ireland has fun as…

Dial M for Murder

19 Feb 20144 stars

An elegant restaging of Hitchcock’s classy thriller

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 film adaptation of Dial M for Murder is undoubtedly the best-remembered version of Frederick Knotts’ script, although the thriller was a successful stage play and BBC TV production prior to that. In Hitch’s version, Ray Milland…

The Pearlfisher

15 Nov 20074 stars

NEW WORK Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, run ended Philip Howard’s final production as the Traverse’s artistic director might be seen to characterise much of his sterling work there over the last decade. His swansong with Iain F MacLeod’s gentle, but…