This article is from 2006.
This play comes to us with high standards to live up to, it being an interpretation of an unfinished work by Robert Louis Stevenson. And, having been cunningly worked to the stage by John Carnegie, it succeeds. The plot moves possibly too quickly in the end, but it is the only criticism of the piece which has such strong characters running through it, none more so the Lord Hermiston himself. The two main characters, Hermiston and his son, argue about the judgments the good Lord sends down from the bench, and how the world is changing. It details the battles between conservative establishment and so-called radicals in the Scottish Enlightenment, and is a very entertaining story of a very important time. (Richard Johnstone)
Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 26 Aug (not 13, 20), 8pm.