The World According to Bertie (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

The World According to Bertie

Illustration | Iain McIntosh

A well performed, interestingly staged production

Alexander McCall Smith’s prose is brought pretty niftily to the stage as part twee New Town soap opera, part mild satire. An 11-strong cast bring to vivid life the various dramas amidst the chinking tea cups of Edinburgh’s bourgeoisie, centring on the youngster of the title, an errant dog and some broken hearts. You might need to be a fan of the author to fully appreciate this, but it’s at least well performed and interestingly staged.

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The World According to Bertie

  • 3 stars

Whether you already love Alexander McCall Smith's fascinating stories or are meeting them for the first time, this first stage adaptation from the popular 44 Scotland Street series promises a lively evening in the company of young Bertie, his perfectionist mum Irene, insufferably handsome Bruce, raffish painter Angus and…

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